Women and Society

Title IX: Spectacularly Successful and Disturbingly Unfulfilled

Title IX: Spectacularly Successful and Disturbingly Unfulfilled A lack of enforcement has blunted the law’s transformative potential By Anne M. Blaschke Title IX celebrates its 50th birthday on June 23. Signed into law in 1972, the policy requires educational institutions that receive government funding to treat all sexes and gender identities equally. This mandate has at once been phenomenally successful…

Women’s Nordic Combined Shut Out of 2026 Winter Olympics

Women’s Nordic Combined Shut Out of 2026 Winter Olympics By Alex Azzi The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday announced the program for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Winter Olympics. One of the biggest takeaways? For a 25th consecutive Winter Games, men will compete in Nordic combined and women won’t. Nordic combined — which includes ski jumping and cross-country skiing — has been contested…

Remember the Ladies Behind the American Revolution

Remember the Ladies Behind the American Revolution Women were the midwives of the Revolution. By Jeanne Abrams Looking back a quarter-century after the war had ended, in 1807, revolutionary leader and former U.S. president John Adams aptly observed, “Was not every Fireside, indeed a Theater of Politics?” He recognized what popular memory does not: Women were essential players in the…