Thursday, April 26, 2012

Boy Kicked Off Girls Field Hockey Team...

... for being too good. (Story here). The problem is that there are no boys field hockey teams for him to join. Title IX of the Civil Rights Act requires educational institutions to provide equal opportunities for both males and females. The original idea was that if someone was offered for males, the same program should be made available to females. In the past, this law has been used to devastate boys' and men's sports in high school and college because often, the solution to provide equal treatment was simply to disband a program for males. So, rather than expanding the choice for females, it has primarily been used as  a stick to beat down men. In this case, the result, if they pursue a lawsuit, may be the opposite--having to shut down the girls' program.

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