I started playing basketball as a very young girl, prior to the passage of Title IX in 1972. At that time, girls and women weren’t even permitted to play full court. We were assigned to certain areas on the floor and had to stay in them. We couldn’t even steal a ball because it wasn’t considered lady-like. Compared to the basketball I played in the backyard with my father and brother, it was mind-numbingly boring—and seemed patently unfair!
Thank goodness things changed, and there is no question in my mind that change was due to the passage of Title IX in 1972.