The Opportunity in Title IX
Title IX allowed girls to participate in sports, often for the first time. This opportunity opened doors and allowed girls to learn new life lessons they would never have been exposed to before. Title IX was not about making girls and boys equal athletes but rather about giving them equal opportunity to be athletes. As Jill Agostino puts it, "It's not that I want to be able to run as fast as a man, but I want the opportunity to be able to run. And that's what I think Title IX is all about, it's just providing those opportunities." Watch the video below to hear about how Title IX allowed two women to participate in athletics and how that participation impacted their lives.