title IX

A bi-partisan bill was introduced in Congress this week that seeks to curb campus sexual assault. What's most noteworthy, the bill threatens fines and taking away federal funding.

This fall, an estimated 12 million women will enroll in college. The number of women students surpassed men in 1980, and the gap has been widening ever since. Since 2011, more working women have held college degrees than working men. Of the 80 highest ranked schools in the country, here is a roundup of some of the best colleges for women.

These days, trans women are becoming more visible and more vocal about their rights. Yet when it comes to sports, what's legal and fair remains a bit of a controversial issue, despite new laws that allow trans girls and women to compete in sex-segregated athletics.

This pioneer is the first sports figure profiled by PBS' American Masters. The documentary commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Billie Jean King versus Bobby Riggs “The Battle of the Sexes” match on Sept. 20, 1973. Originally aired Sept. 10, check local listings for other air dates.

Sexual assaults on college campuses have been an ongoing problem in the United States, and victims and activists are finally pushing back against their administrators’ ineffective methods of handling the issue.

As we approach the 40th anniversary of Title IX, espnW's Steve Wulf writes about the "37 words that would change everything." "You'll notice that not one of those 37 words is 'athletics' or 'sports,' the very words that have come to be associated with Title IX," he notes. "We had no idea how bad the situation really was -- we didn't even use the word sex discrimination back then -- and we certainly had no sense of the revolution we were about to start," Bernice "Bunny" Sandler, who helped draft Title IX, tells Wulf.