A Place on the Team: The Triumph and Tragedy of Title IX
A Place on the Team:
The Triumph and Tragedy of Title IX
"Finally, a lucid, thorough and non-polemical accounting of Title IX's
origins, development, and impact. Welch Suggs traces the women's sports
revolution back to its roots in physical education, details Title IX's
origins in civil rights law, and explains why the law has proven to be so
resistant to legal challenge. He doesn't flinch from taking stock of the
law's regrettable consequences. All future discussion of college sports and
gender equity will begin with this book."
--Alexander Wolff, Sports Illustrated
A Place on the Team is the inside story of how Title IX revolutionized
American sports. The federal law guaranteeing women's rights in education,
Title IX opened gymnasiums and playing fields to millions of young women
previously locked out. Journalist Welch Suggs chronicles both the law's
successes and failures-the exciting opportunities for women as well as the
commercial and recruiting pressures of modern-day athletics.
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League 1943-1954
A fun site containing history and trivia about the women's baseball league chronicled in the movie A League of Their Own.
Association of Women Bodyboarders
The Association of Women Bodyboarders is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to "introduce women to the sport of bodyboarding and to help in the sport's pursuit of excellence, fairness, and safety in competition and recreation." The group has representatives in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Hawaii, Ireland, Japan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Portugal, and the continential United States. The site features great pictures of bodyboarders, information on the sport, competition updates, and much more.
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)
CAAWS is in business to encourage girls and women to get out of the bleachers, off the sidelines, and onto the fields and rinks, into the pools, locker rooms and board rooms of Canada.
Football Unites, Racism Divides
Football Unites, Racism Divides is a community project in Sheffield, England that aims to eliminate racial and sexual discrimination in the soccer community, both for players and for fans. The group operates a website containing a wealth of information on racism and sports, sexism, and the sport of soccer.
Girl Wrestler on Independent Lens
ITVS and PBS present GIRL WRESTLER and its companion Web site at pbs.org. Texas teenager Tara Neal insists that girls and boys should be able to wrestle on the same mat. Follow Neal through the last year that state guidelines allow her to wrestle boys, amidst family conflict, pressures to cut weight and fierce policy debates over Title IX, which grants women's athletics proportionality in public schools.
GIRL WRESTLER airs nationally on December 14, 2004 at 10:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
GIRL WRESTLER Web Site Highlights
| Women in Wrestling
Even though female wrestling may seem like a recent phenomenon, girls and women have actually been wrestling since ancient times. Trace the long history of women in wrestling all the way up to the 2004 Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Greece, where women's wrestling finally became an Olympic sport.
| Title IX
Prohibiting sex discrimination in public schools, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 also requires "equal athletic opportunity" for male and female athletes at schools that receive federal funding. Get an overview of the law's controversial impacts on girls' sports and, specifically, girls' wrestling.
| Cutting Weight
Despite well-publicized medical dangers, "cutting weight," or rapid weight reduction, remains popular among both male and female amateur wrestlers. Find out how wrestling organizations are attempting to counter this practice and keep wrestlers healthy.
| Meet the Filmmaker
Read an exclusive interview with Producer/Director/Cinematographer Diane Zander in which she discusses positive role models, the impact of Title IX on girls' sports and the allure of her favorite superhero.
| Learn More
Explore related Web sites and learn more about wrestling and women in sports.
Do you think that athletic participation is important for teens, especially for girls? What do you think is in store for the future of women in wrestling? Share your thoughts on these subjects and the film in Talkback.
About INDEPENDENT LENS
INDEPENDENT LENS is a weekly series airing Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on PBS. Hosted by Susan Sarandon, the acclaimed series showcases powerful and innovative independent films. Presented by ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS is broadcast on PBS stations nationwide.
Check local listings at: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens
INDEPENDENT LENS is jointly curated by ITVS and PBS, and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding provided by PBS and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Guidance on Application of Anti-Discrimination Laws to Coaches' Pay
Find the EEOC's guidelines on equal pay can benefit women coaches seeking salaries equal to their male counterparts.
Heading Towards a Finish Line Covered in Red Tape
Georgetown University student Claire Pogue reports on how President Bush’s inadequate changes to Title IX jeopardize the future of women’s sports.
Information About Women's Hockey
A good starting place for an introduction to the topic, this site contains a list of Web resources for women's hockey. It provides information on joining discussion lists, newsgroups, and the beginnings of a book file. Its sister sites cover hockey on the international and collegiate levels.
JettyGirl.com - Up Close & Personal with Today's Female Surfers
A monthly electronic magazine for surfer girls of all ages. Each month we feature one surfer with an in-depth interview, photos and video clips. Our coverage includes professional surfers, legendary women surfers and females of influence within the surf industry.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to women's and girls' health and physical activity. Information on body image and self-esteem.
Moms on Boards
We honor, celebrate and recognize moms on all kinds of boards(surf, snow, wake, skate, body etc...)We post pictures on our Gallery page and profile a different mom each month on our MOB profiles.
North American Women's Australian Football Association
An asociation dedicated to the growth and development of Women's Aussie Rules Football in North America and Globally.
Pink Phoenix Dragon Boat Team
Pink Phoenix (TM) Dragon Boat Team is a group of breast cancer survivors from the Portland, Oregon and SW Washington areas.
Our Mission is to enhance breast cancer awareness and to provide hope for survivors that there is quality of life after breast cancer.
Our purposes are to:
1- demonstrate that there is quality life after breast cancer
2- promote wellness, fitness, fun and camaraderie through dragon boating for breast cancer survivors.
3- provide social, emotional and spiritual support for breast cancer survivors.
4- promote breast cancer awareness.
Formed in 1997, Pink Phoenix has the distinction of being the first breast cancer survivor team in the United States.
Providing resources and information on Women's and Girls' sports and the opportunities for female athletes to participate in sports throughout Michigan
Pretty Tough Sports - Everything for the Female Athlete
Pretty Tough offers products and services for female athletes. Find tips and trivia on over 30 different sports, womens sports news, a database of girls sports camps, clinics and leagues, training tips, sporty gifts, an event calendar and more.
Real Sports Magazine
This magazine reports news, book reviews and links to organizations which deal with women and girls in sports. It features team and athlete stats and links to national and local sports leagues.
Real Women In Sports
Highlights the careers of influential athletes with links to other women's organizations.
River Girls: Fly Fishing for Young Women
a book where four real girls tell their stories of learning to fly fish and encourage other girls to give it a try. Chapters also include information on gear, equipment, flies, where to fish, how to get started, and much more.
Save the WUSA online petition
Please show your support for the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) by signing this online petition.
Information for girls and women involved in sports, fitness, athletic, and recreational activities
Sports Jones Magazine
SportsJones is a new web magazine that shows sports in a different light. "It's Titletown and Title IX, Cheryl and Reggie Miller, Babe Didrikson and Babe Ruth, futbol and football, stickum and stick saves, mind games and Xgames. The great indoors and the great outdoors from coast to coast to coast."
Tackle Girls! Women's Rugby
Tackle Girls! Women's Rugby is an informational and community-based site for players, coaches, and fans of club and college level ladies rugby. Our site includes an international rugby calendar, message boards, photo galleries, free e-cards, and much more. If you Tackle Like a Girl (or would like to), join us!
The Many Faces of Jane Curry
Visit this website for a description of Jane Curry's one-woman show, NICE GIRLS DON'T SWEAT, a humorous performance about women and sports that incorporates historical and contemporary slides of women athletes and engages the enduring themes of physical capacities, propriety, and femininity.
Women IN Xtreme Sports
Providing unique sponsorship and fundraising opportunities for women participating in extreme and action sports.
Women Make Movies presents Girl Wrestler
Screened to critical acclaim at festivals across the United States, Girl Wrestler tells the story of 13-year-old Texas teenager Tara Neal who bucks traditional expectations by insisting that girls and boys should be able to wrestle on the same mat. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Diane Zander's absorbing documentary follows Tara’s determined journey to the national championships as she battles sexism from both officials and fans, struggles with the strained relationships of a divorced family, and fights with her own body to control her weight. Zander’s film truly captures the nail-biting thrill of competition, while speaking volumes about sexism in sports and the way parents invest their hopes in young athletes.
Women Sports Online
Women Sports Online celebrates the achievement of female athletes. Read athlete profiles and catch up on recent news regarding women in sports.
Women's Baseball League, Inc.
The Women's Baseball League aims to create opportunities for girls and women to participate in America's Pastime. Find out how to join or start a team, and read the latest news stories about Women in Baseball.
Women's Exercise Network
It is so much easier to get out there and work out when you have someone to work out and share your goals with. Don't get discouraged if your friends don't want to run, bike, hike or swim with you - just find new friends! That's what this site is for.
Note: While this is a women's site, men who are supportive of women's sports endeavors are welcome here.
Women's Flat Track Derby Association
Founded in 2004, the WFTDA promotes and fosters the sport of women's flat track derby by facilitating the development of athletic ability, sportswomanship, and goodwill among member leagues. The governing philosophy is "by the skaters, for the skaters." Women skaters are primary owners, managers, and operators of each member league and of the association. Operational tasks include setting standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determining guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. All member leagues have a voice in the decision-making process, and agree to comply with the governing body's policies.
Women's Flyfishing Alaska
Learn flyfishing in a woman-empowering, non-competetive, environmentally-friendly atmosphere! This site offers information on available trip dates, trip reports, and tips on the sport of flyfishing for women and girls of all ages and experience levels.
Women's Mountain Bike and Tea Society
This tongue-in-cheek site has a clean graphical interface, engaging prose, and smashing photos. Sections include an art gallery with cartoon pictures, issues of the Wombat News, and links to about 25 other biking pages on the Web. There is also a list of Wombat chapters.
Women's National Basketball Association
This Web site for the new professional basketball league for women contains an index of players, sites for each team, game and ticket information, the latest news and features and an interactive section.
Women's Sports Foundation
Founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King and headed by Executive Director Donna Lopiano and President Julie Foudy, the Women's Sports Foundation is dedicated to ensuring equal access to participation and leadership opportunities for all girls and women in sports and fitness. Check out current campaigns, take action online, read athlete profiles, and share your views!
Women's Sports Net
Womens Sports, Health, and Fitness news from WomensSportsnet.com. Get the latest information on your favorite womens sports, as well as up to date news from the world of womens health and fitness.
Women's Sports Wire
The Women's Sports Wire was launched in 1995, and went online in 2000! Get daily "Hot News" on women in sports, as well as feature stories, profiles on influential women in sports, and information on professional leagues.