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Title IX: The 1972 Legislation That Gave Women Equal Educational Access by Evan Weiner

Title IX: The 1972 Legislation That Gave Women Equal Educational Access by Evan Weiner

Title IX: The 1972 Legislation That Gave Women Equal Educational Access As To Men. Until 1972, sexual discrimination against women in college and university studies was legal. Women could be denied educational opportunities until 1972. Patsy Mink, Edith Green, Birch Bayh, Ted Stevens and Richard Nixon changed that. Congresswomen Green and Mink pushed a bill through the House demanding equal educational access for women if a school took federal money. Senators Birch Bayh and especially Alaska Senator Ted Stevens pushed it over the finish and Nixon signed it. The new legislation changed women's education options from just nurse, secretary, teacher or looking for a husband in college to different fields such as medicine, law, engineering, fields that had no want for women except in very rare cases.

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Date:
Monday, June 27, 2022
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7:00pm - 8:00pm
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