Monday, December 17, 2007

Worthy holiday shopping

After Atalanta offers some very good suggestions for gift-giving that will help women and girls in sports (and not put money in the hands of hypocrites and animal abusers, who have managed to get thousands of women's well-earned dollars over the years). I was especially pleased to learn that there is a Title IX store.

Title IX is, without a doubt, the most misunderstood, misinterpreted piece of legislation in this country. If you are a woman or girl or you want the best for women and girls, it is worth your time to learn how the purpose and function of Title IX have been terribly distorted, mainly by so-called journalists. After Atlanta frequently reports on these distortions, and you can learn more at the Title IX Blog and at Gender Equity in Sports.

Title IX has to do with a lot more than sports, incidentally. It was the brainchild of the great Patsy Mink, who never got over the sting of being turned away from medical school because she was the wrong gender.