Tag Archives: Sports

2017 is the Year We Changed the Game

Tara here! I grew up playing basketball, soccer, and softball. In high school, I ran track. All that time, and even to this day, I have no clue if the schools I attended provided equitable athletics opportunities for girls and … Continue reading

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Standing Up for Female Athletes & Correcting Myths About Title IX

In our line or work, we often encounter what can politely be called strategic misinformation about women and girls. We hear lies about our bodies, about how our reproductive system works (no, women’s bodies do not come equipped with secret … Continue reading

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WLP’s New Website Exposes Discrimination Against Female Athletes in Pennsylvania Secondary Schools

The Women’s Law Project is proud to present FAIR:PLAY, a new website that enables anyone to quickly and easily check if any given public secondary school in Pennsylvania may be discriminating against female athletes. We are launching the website at … Continue reading

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Press release: Lock Haven Athletes Sue For Athletic Equity and Seek to Stop Immediate Harm to Women’s Sports

    For Immediate Release   Contact: Tara Murtha                                  Kathleen Yurchak Women’s Law Project                                   Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak tmurtha@womenslawproject.org       … Continue reading

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‘The Lost Haven of Sharon Taylor’ and Title IX

Female American Olympians brought 80 medals home from Rio this summer, an epic win that served to underscore the success of Title IX, the 1972 federal law that formally banned sex discrimination in education programs that receive federal funding. Even … Continue reading

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HB 1112 Amended: Victory for Female Athletes in PA!

We recently warned you about House Bill 1112, and asked you to take action on behalf of female athletes in Pennsylvania. We’re happy to report that your voices were heard, and the problem has been resolved. The bill’s stated purpose … Continue reading

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ALERT: ATHLETIC EQUITY REPORTING LAW UNDER ATTACK IN HARRISBURG!

Just last week, the first annual athletic gender equity reports were due from public secondary schools under a new state law that passed on June 30, 2012.  The Equity in Interscholastic Athletics Disclosure Act (or Act 82 Article XVI-C) requires … Continue reading

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