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From The Atlantic, Jake Simpson applauds Title IX despite it being “sneakily” as civil rights legislation:
As told through compelling first-person narratives in Sporting Chance, Green and Indiana senator Birch Bayh first floated the idea of Title IX in congressional hearings on equal rights for women in 1970. The measure was eventually added to the 1972 education reform bill, but it was generally thought to affect hiring and employment practices at federally funded schools.
That was how Green wanted it. As the bill made its way through Congress and landed on Richard Nixon’s desk, the 10-term congresswoman muzzled most public support for the bill out of fear that its true scope would be publicized.
Nice democracy we got here.