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Nevada School District Agrees to Address Lack of Athletic Opportunities for Girls

Nevada's largest public school district has resolved a civil rights complaint that it was discriminating against girls by failing to provide equal opportunities in athletics.

Nevada’s largest public school district has resolved a civil rights complaint that it was discriminating against girls by failing to provide equal opportunities in athletics.

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The Face of Pregnancy Discrimination

Slowly but surely pregnant workers are gaining more workplace protections, but Congress still needs to act.

“What we keep hearing in this country is a lot of ‘family values.’ What could be a truer family value than to make sure the people who want to work, who have children have gainful employment?”

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Two Legal Settlements Highlight Pervasive Problem of Pregnancy Discrimination

Welfare reform family caps punish the poor for having children. Repealing such laws sometimes creates common ground for pro-choice and "pro-life" groups.

In both the academic and the private sector, pregnancy discrimination is a drag on individual and familial success.

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Dear Colleges, Please Take Sexual Assault Seriously

No young woman should accept that sexual assault is just another part of college that she must avoid like the "freshman 15" or early morning classes.

No young woman should accept that sexual assault is just another part of college that she must avoid like the “freshman 15″ or early morning classes.

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Michigan High School Protects Student Athlete at Expense of Alleged Sexual Assault Victim

A lawsuit filed last week by the National Women's Law Center suggests high school administrators have a long way to go in protecting students from sexual assaults.

A lawsuit filed last week by the National Women’s Law Center suggests high school administrators have a long way to go in protecting students from sexual assaults.

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Four Things You Probably Don’t Know About Title IX

Title IX is an enormously important law for female athletes – no other law has done more to expand opportunities for women and girls in athletics. But what many people don’t know is that the benefits and protections of Title IX aren’t limited to athletics.

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Dear Schools, Please Stop Discriminating Based on Pregnancy. Thanks, Title IX

NWLC's client, Stephanie.

Title IX prohibits schools from penalizing students for medically-necessary absences, including pregnancies. This morning we filed an administrative complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, urging it to investigate whether the Borough of Manhattan Community College has violated Title IX.

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Who Owns Sports? Dissecting the Politics of Title IX

Arguments against Title IX are based on two premises that are, in turn, grounded in cultural tradition: 1) Men and boys are the rightful “owners” of sports, and 2) Males are superior to females in athletic ability.

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Title IX: It’s Not Just about Sports and It’s Time to Take it Seriously

Although most people know that Title IX requires schools to provide girls and boys with equal athletic opportunities, it goes much further and is intended to ensure that our schools are free of gender-based discrimination and harassment across all educational and extra-curricular programs. It’s time to put more effort into making this a reality.

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What Do Sports and Reproductive Rights Have in Common?

Social anxieties around female athleticism are rooted in the same fear of female mastery and autonomy that drives anxieties around reproductive rights. By taking on sexism towards athletes, we can help undermine hostility to reproductive rights. 

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