Some College’s Have Found That The Easiest Way To Comply With Title IX Is To Cut Men’s Sports Programs.
OLYMPIC AND COLLEGE WRESTLING SUFFER BECAUSE OF TITLE IX.
“We completely embrace Title IX, and in our opinion we are the ones who are defending Title IX.” The actual language of Title IX is such that it prohibits gender based discrimination on college campuses that receive federal funds” (Pyeatt, Title IX Discriminates Against Men’s Athletics, Suit Alleges).
Moyer pointed out Marquette University’s wrestling squad, which was cancelled because of a gender quota. The university had provided only minimal help to the athletes, as far as money. According to Moyer, the Marquette wrestling team was almost completely funded from private donations from alumni. Moyer did say however, that the school provided money for all utilities in the practice area. He also commented about the athletes on the wrestling team,
“They simply had too many male athletes in their athletic department. The only reason they were eliminated was because they were men, which clearly violates everything that Title IX is about.”
The NWLC filed their brief, and had many comments to make on the subject. The group felt that the NWCA was accusing women and suggested that they move their bull’s-eye away from women and more towards the school’s refusal to support both men and women’s teams.
They also suggested that the NWCA look to the schools to take money away from “the bloated” football and men’s basketball programs. This argument by the NWLC seems inaccurate because Moyer had previously stated that they supported women’s sports. The case was dismissed and appealed later by the NWCA; however, not much was accomplished in favor of them (Pyeatt, Title IX Discriminates Against Men’s Athletics, Suit Alleges).
Title IX is a quota system. It is based on the equal numbers of men and women in sports. It is often argued that Title IX is not a quota and leaves the decision of cutting a team or pulling funds away from a team, up to the school.
While Title IX does leave decisions up to the schools, it also creates an atmosphere where there is an obvious team that will go. Women’s sports are not cut. Men’s teams are often cut. The main reason for cutting the teams is because of numbers. There are too many males.
Looking at numbers of male athletes that have been cut, or looking at numbers of teams that have been cut, does not give a realization of what is actually going on. Stephen Neal was a world champion wrestler and also captain of his wrestling team at California State University- Bakersfield (Hlinak, Supreme Court Considering Whether to Hear title IX Retaliation Case). This all suddenly stopped when the school cut the team. It was not an issue of money, or equipment, and obviously, if Neal was a world champion wrestler, it wasn’t an issue of ability. It was just a simple issue of the school having too many male athletes. It wasn’t even entirely the schools decision, more it was a federal law decision. Athletes all across America are being hurt by the prejudice of insane feminist.
In the 2000 Olympics in Australia there was an interesting development that came to pass. For the first time since 1968, the USA freestyle wrestlers failed to win a single gold medal (Coulter, Title IX Defeats Male Athletes). This is an apparent connection between college wrestling teams being cut and the U.S. not performing as it has in the past. Is this really what America wanted, to give up the glory of winning in front of the world, for women to have a few more sports that are put to an end after college? There remain only three professional leagues for women, the WNBA (basketball), LPGA (golf), and tennis. There was a soccer league called WUSA, however, it failed to generate enough money in its third season and became extinct. It wasn’t that men put an end to the WUSA; it was that fans didn’t want to watch anymore. It is men’s sports that suffer through this, while more and more money gets drained into women’s sports that are not producing. The WNBA has lost money every year since it debuted. As of today, the league survives solely by the media support of the NBA.
This article is in seven parts. This is part five.
Part 1 Women enjoy a distinct advantage over men in college athletics.
Part 2 Bakke believed that his rejections were in direct violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment.
Part 3 Football seems to be the issue when dealing with scholarships. A school is permitted 85 scholarships for football.
Part 4 When Title IX was created it was crafted with intent to make it easy for schools to comply with its guidelines.
Part 6 Every college is required to have a designated Title IX coordinator.
Part 7 Over 110,000 women participated in intercollegiate sports. Where as in 1971 just about 25,000 participated.