This post talks about how after one university eliminated football for financial reasons, it cut women’s sports as well to achieve “equality” of opportunity.
This post – well, here’s an excerpt:
… In the early 80s [in Philadelphia], a girls’ basketball coach, Lurline Jones, said that girls should have a city championship like the boys who had been playing a city championship since 1938. (The championship was a match-up between the Catholic League and the Public League.) So Jones filed a Title IX lawsuit charging discrimination against the girls who wanted to play their own championship. The archdiocese of Philadelphia decided just to cancel the City Title championships rather than fighting the lawsuit or hosting a championship for the girls.
Let me reiterate–the archdiocese cancelled the boys’ championships. But Jones got all the crap. …