Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:00

PITCH AND 1972

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In September, Pitch a new series on FOX was launched about the first woman in Major League Baseball. Eight episodes in and the show is going strong. While Pitch is still make believe and a woman president didn't happen this year these two ideas show the tremendous strides that women equality has achieved over the years. Even as little as 44 years ago women were treated differently in schools. They weren't allowed to play on sports teams or be part of other "male" activities. That all changed on June 23, 1972 when Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was signed in to law. This piece of legislation marked a shift for women's equality and made it mandatory for women to be given equal access to academic and athletic opportunities regardless of gender. This legislation has given you the school systems and opportunities you understand today and a hope that Pitch and ideas like it will be a reality of tomorrow.      

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