This year marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 – the federal civil rights law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in any educational institution that receives federal funding, and giving women the equal opportunity to play sports.
Last month, U.S. women soccer players won a $24 million lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation over unequal pay with men's team players, making the historical leap in highlighting the civil rights journey of women across the sports and cultural landscape.
But inequity in women’s sports goes beyond pay. It also includes access to facilities, fair media coverage, and resources.
Today, we discuss what equity should look like in sports and why it’s important. We also review how Brittney Griner's detention in Russia again exposes the male-female gap in sports, putting an even bigger spotlight on the inequities that exist between the top male and female athletes in the United States.
- Sports Reporter for the Wall Street Journal
- Women's Basketball Hall of Famer
- Former VP of Programming at ESPN
- Chairperson of the Women's Sports Network Advisory Board
- United States Representative for District 18, Texas
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