INTRODUCTION OF A RESOLUTION TO COMMEMORATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF TITLE IX
(Extensions of Remarks - June 20, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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  INTRODUCTION OF A RESOLUTION TO COMMEMORATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF 
                                TITLE IX

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                        HON. CAROLYN B. MALONEY

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  Mrs. MALONEY. Mr. Speaker, on the 40th Anniversary of Title IX, I can 
clearly recall my youth when I and my female classmates didn't 
participate in sports simply because there weren't any sports for girls 
to play.
  Many believe that Title IX applies only to athletics. While it's true 
that Title IX has literally changed the playing field for women in 
sports, this landmark legislation has also created opportunities for 
women in math, law,

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science, and other fields where women and girls have historically faced 
considerable barriers to access and involvement.
  Prior to Title IX, sex discrimination was rampant. Many colleges 
limited the number of women by requiring higher grades and test scores 
than men, pregnant students were frequently expelled from high schools, 
and athletic programs for females were virtually nonexistent.
  Today, women comprise over half of undergraduate students, roughly 
half of students in medical and law schools, and girl's participation 
in high school sports has increased tenfold.
  To commemorate this landmark legislation, I am introducing a 
Resolution to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Title IX along with 
Reps. Gwen Moore, Marcia Fudge, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Barbara Lee, 
Frederica Wilson, Betty McCollum, Laura Richardson, Edolphus Towns, 
Russ Carnahan, Lynn Woolsey, Jim McDermott and Jim McGovern. The 
countless girls and women that have benefited from Title IX are a 
testament to the importance of gender fairness and the obstacles girls 
and women still face in overcoming the wage gap, sexual harassment and 
shattering ceilings in lines of work that still favor men.
  It's my great hope that we will use this momentous occasion to affirm 
the equal treatment of men and women and boys and girls and endeavor to 
work towards a time when women and girls can achieve true equality in 
athletics, education, and employment.

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