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Title IX Promotes Discrimination

In 1972, Title IX was implemented as a part of the Education Amendments of 1972, stating that no person, regardless of gender, should be discriminated against under an education program receiving federal government assistance.

In a study conducted by the National Association of Scholars [1], Peter Wood set out to examine the gender inequality among these gender equality enforcers.  The study examined 52 institutions, which all “have Title IX Coordinators as mandated by law for all institutions receiving federal funding.”

Ironically, this mandate which seemingly advocates for gender equality is overwhelmingly represented by women. Wood found that women serve as Title IX Coordinators at 82.7 percent of the institutions; while a mere 17.3 percent of the Title IX Coordinators were men.

“Considering that the overwhelming preponderance of sexual harassment allegations are directed by women at men, the disproportion of women to men in the positions charged with interpreting and enforcing the sexual harassment rules is a legitimate concern,” Wood explained.

Wood questions whether this gender inequality emerging from Title IX will have unfair effects on male students. He claims that there is already a “system of rules and definitions jerry-rigged by the Office of Civil Rights to deny them the presumption of innocence and to minimize due process guarantees.”

The policies speak for themselves, proving that this gender inequality “undermines the principle of gender equity that is at the heart of Title IX.” It is clear that the student-conduct offices enforcing these claims misrepresent the student body as a whole.

Wood outlines the following policies at the following schools:


Ali Swee is an intern at the American Journalism Center, a training program run jointly by Accuracy in Academia and its sister organization— Accuracy in Media.
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