Title Ix- Girl Athletes Still Not Equal

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Laura Kelty
Com 181
Speech#4-Persuasive
Title IX- Girl Athletes Still Not Equal
Specific Purpose:To persuade my audience to see the need to support Title IX in regards to girl’s athletics. Central Idea:In order to stop the inequalities still facing girls’ athletics today almost 40 years after Title IX was passed, we need to make sure schools are in compliance with the law. Method of Organization:Monroe’s motivated sequence

Introduction
I. “Each day in the bitter cold winter in Connecticut, after a grueling practice on the icy river, I would sit with half of my rowing teammates on the freezing bus while the other half of my teammates took hot showers in the boathouse. I sat wet and cold for 30 minutes on a bus waiting to go back to campus to shower. Many of us became sick with chronic colds, flu, and even pneumonia. I wanted to know why I paid the same tuition at the same university, but I had to wait on bus.” This was personal narrative from Chris Ernst, a female Yale rower, two-time Olympian, and World champion who led a demonstration with 19 other women and demanded equal athletic facilities for women. (factual example-A Hero for Daisy) II. Each of you sitting in this room has a female in your life that is important to you. III. I’ve filed a complaint on behalf of all female athletes in Scott County where my nieces and daughter play and been denied equality. IV. That’s why today I want to persuade you to see the need to support Title IX in regards to girl’s athletics.

Need
I. In order to stop the inequalities still facing girls’ athletics today almost 40 years after Title IX was passed, we need to make sure schools are in compliance with the law. A. In United States Code, Title 20, section 1681(a), it states “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program receiving federal financial assistance.”...
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