Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Television network celebrates 35 years of Title IX

CSTV which is an obscure station that very few people have access to--and those who do may not even know they have it--is calling the week of June 25th The Women's Movement on CSTV. They are airing stories about female athletes and those connected to women's athletics to mark the 35th anniversary of the passage of Title IX. CSTV claims it broadcasts more women's sports than any other station. This could well be true except that, again, so few of us have access to the station that it kind of becomes an "if a tree falls in the woods and no one is there..." situation.
There has been a lot of press about the 35th anniversary already--some good, some "questioning the value of the legislation," and of course, some downright hostile. So it's good that CSTV is devoting next week to celebrating women's sports. But I am reminded of a Guerrilla Girls poster that reads: "Q: If February is Black History Month and March is Women's History Month, what happens the rest of the year? A: Discrimination."
When the 35th anniversary celebrations are over who will still be left talking about women's sports?

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