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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Feminist Vendetta Against Men's Sports

I was shocked to read a U.S. Army report that 75% of America's 17- to 24-year-olds are not eligible for military service for various reasons. According to this report entitled "Ready, Willing and Unable to Serve," nearly a third of all potential recruits can't join the military because they're too fat, out of shape, can't do push-ups or pull-ups, and can't run. The Obama Administration claims that the solution for this dilemma is to spend lots of money on pre-K schooling, but that doesn't pass the laugh test. A better remedy would be to terminate "Title-Nining," the malicious anti-masculine weapon used by feminists to eliminate men's sports in college and high school.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law passed to prohibit discrimination "on the basis of sex" in schools and colleges. Its sponsors solemnly promised it would never result in quotas, so it seemed like a good law to assure women every educational opportunity.

The radical feminists saw their opening to pursue their anti-male agenda.
The feminists in Jimmy Carter's Department of Education, and then in Bill Clinton's Education Department, picked the word "proportionality" out of the dictionary (not out of the law), and turned it into a feminist code word for the principal test for Title IX compliance by colleges. Proportionality means that if 60% of students taking academic classes are female, then 60% of students playing on athletic teams must be female. The feminists used the power of the bureaucracy and activist judges to threaten college athletic departments.

This rule is unfair and ridiculous because it's a fact of human nature that female college students do not seek to play on athletic teams in anywhere near the percentage that male students do.

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