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Happy Anniversary!

Posted on: June 25, 2007

Hey Guys,

Happy Anniversary! Of what you ask? Of Title IX of course! And why should you care? If you’re a girl, and a student, Title IX is all about you. It’s a law that was passed in 1972 that protects the rights of women in academic settings by eliminating discrimination based on gender. This isn’t just about the classroom though, Title IX affects all areas of education including varsity sports and extra curricular opportunities.

Title IX has impacted every female student in the U.S., so it is important we remember it. The U.S. government even took action to honor the oh-so-important 35th birthday. The House of Representatives recently passed House Resolution 406 which celebrates the anniversary and accomplishments of Title IX.

Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House, voiced her support for the resolution saying, “By ending gender discrimination in all education programs, Title IX has given women the chance to excel and to take their rightful place as leaders and achievers on campuses across the United States.” No doubt Speaker Pelosi could be named among those leaders. It is pretty cool that we’re able to see how Title IX has opened the doors for women to accomplish some amazing things.

So, how can you celebrate this important milestone? The best way would be to learn a little bit about title IX and how it may have impacted your life. It’s a pretty significant piece of women’s history, it deserves a little recognition.

That’s all for now,

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