Tag Archives: Title IX

Know Your Rights: How to File a Title IX Complaint for Students in K-12 Schools

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was designed to eliminate sex discrimination in schools and education programs. Many people associate Title IX with female athletes, because of the great strides made toward gender equity in athletic opportunities in schools since its … Continue reading

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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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On Sexual Harassment in Hollywood, on Campuses, and in Pennsylvania

One of the biggest news stories right now reveal allegations of serial sexual harassment by Hollywood studio executive Harvey Weinstein. A wrenching New York Times story details decades of allegations following a pattern wherein Weinstein would allegedly invite younger actresses … 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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WLP Statement on Trump Administration’s Rollback of Protections for Sexual Assault Victims in School

The Office for Civil Rights in the United States Department of Education has formally rescinded longstanding guidance requiring federally funded schools to address allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault. The administration has rescinded two documents: A 2011 guidance known … Continue reading

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WLP Statement on Betsy DeVos’s Title IX Announcement

The Department of Education will “replace the current approach” to addressing sexual misconduct at schools that receive federal funding, according to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. In remarks given this afternoon, DeVos repeatedly stated that “the current system” does not work. … 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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WLP Condemns Reversal of Protections for Transgender Students

In Pennsylvania, 74% of transgender or gender non-conforming students report experiencing harassment at school. Twenty-three percent report having been a victim of physical assault, and almost 1 in 10 report experiencing sexual violence. Discrimination doesn’t end at the end of … 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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