Friday, February 20, 2009

Equality in London

Been talking a lot about gender equality in the winter Olympics with the ongoing fight by female ski jumpers* to get their event into the 2010 Vancouver games.

But this column is talking about equality in London 2012 (which is slated to be the last Olympics for women's softball). Nothing too startling or nuanced but a reminder that in this alleged age of equality, post-feminism and all that there are still only 124 events in the summer games compared to 164 for men.

Also, the Title IX Blog has a post today about a recently published law review article that considers applying Title IX standards to the Olympics. It's an interesting proposition.

* I did go to the ski jumping event last weekend and took pictures but I am still waiting for my computer to get fixed so I can upload them.

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