Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, often referred to as just “Title IX”, can be confusing.
The text of the clause reads, “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 or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
That seems pretty clear, no? And most people probably first heard about Title IX in the context of sports, namely ensuring equal access and funding for males and females in athletics. But Title IX in practice has a really broad scope. In the years since 1972, Title IX has been used in court decisions on a range of issues, including sexual harassment and discrim