Title IX Change

I know we don’t have any sports, and I know that this change doesn’t directly affect our college, but I can’t help it.

I LOVE Title IX. I think, someday, if it hasn’t already, it will be recognized as the single most effective institutional change in the fight for sexual equality/equity, with consequences that go far beyond the fields of play.

Anyway, here’s the article about the change of interpretation. And the DePaul Women’s Softball Team has a doubleheader a week from Saturday. $5 for adults, $3 for kids, good bleacher seats and they give out t-shirts and other stuff. Fun for the whole family and nobody throws up on you.

Incrementalism and Women’s Education

Nicholas Kristof, author of Half the Sky, which I half read over my wife’s shoulder last month, makes an interesting case (or, better, reports on an interesting argument used by an education innovator) for leveraging local customs to get girls into schools.

I’m not sure what to think about it. Maybe you know?

Meanwhile in the U.S., some people are making connections between low(er) numbers of men in college and the higher probability that workers laid off in the last few years were less likely to be women.