Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What did Title IX do for you?

Over the years a number of us IntLawGrrls have talked about the importance of sports – tennis, soccer, track and field – in our lives.
Now, on this 37th anniversary of the U.S. statute that called for parity between men's and women's sports – Title IX – comes Dr. Susan E. Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, with her own, similar account on the White House blog:
I played point guard for my high school basketball team at National Cathedral School in Washington (I also played tennis and softball). What I learned from my coaches and teammates extended well beyond the basketball court. Being part of the basketball team taught me some valuable life lessons and helped shape me as a person. I learned how to be a team player, how great it feels to win, how tough it can be to lose – and how difficult it is to do so gracefully.
As the United States Ambassador to the United Nations – I’m often reminded that in basketball as in diplomacy, you have to know when to throw elbows, and when to show finesse.
Would love to hear, dear readers, what Title IX has done for you.

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