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Quotas and Gender Equality

This video demonstrates a media spin on the effects of Title IX. By using phrases refering to men’s programs that “had to be eliminated” due to “quotas and gender equality”, the video sends a message that the men’s wrestling team used as an example was cut due to Title IX. The school claims that the team was cut because the wrestling funding now had to be used to fund a women’s sport. However, the failure here is to properly allocate the university’s funds. While the University of Florida’s football team brings in millions a year, a small fraction of its generous funding would have kept the wrestling team alive on UF’s campus. This problem of funding discrepancy among different teams at universities across the nation is often hidden behind the facade of Title IX’s negative effect of men’s sports.