WBEZ | women's sports http://www.wbez.org/tags/womens-sports Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: ‘Through Her Eyes’ empowers females in developing countries through sports http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-08/global-activism-through-her-eyes-97093 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-08/Equipo Lady Rampla v. Equipo Barcelona, Estadio Azay, Li (1).jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://throughereyes.org/throughereyes.org/Open.html" target="_blank">Through Her Eyes</a> is a documentary photography and video project conceived to report and record the voices and faces of women playing sports in developing countries.&nbsp; By doing so, the project aims to show the benefits of sports as a conduit for destroying social barriers that often hold women back in their communities.</p><p>Journalist <a href="http://elizabethannstanton.com/www.elizabethannstanton.com/Blank.html" target="_blank">Liz Stanton</a>, founder and director of Through Her Eyes, discusses the project on this week’s <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a> segment.&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:51:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-08/global-activism-through-her-eyes-97093 A closer look at Title IX: The pros and the cons http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/closer-look-title-ix-pros-and-cons <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//women bball.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>There&rsquo;s been a 940 percent increase in women's sports participation since the 1972 passing of a federal law prohibiting sexual discrimination against female athletes in federally funding schools. But, <a href="http://www.nwlc.org/" target="_blank">National Women&rsquo;s Law Center</a> recently file a Title IX complaint against a dozen school districts. Chicago Public Schools are allegedly the worst offenders. Under the law, sporting opportunities for girls should be proportionate to their overall enrollment in the school. By that measure, CPS has an average participation gap of 33 percent.</p><p>But those programs have given us athletes like <a href="http://www.wnba.com/playerfile/angelina_williams/" target="_blank">Angelina Williams</a>. She was a two-time all-state basketball player at George Washington High School on the far South Side. She scored more than one thousand points as a forward at the University of Illinois. After graduating she spent two years in the <a href="http://www.wnba.com/" target="_blank">WNBA </a>then went overseas to play pro ball in Europe. Last year Angelina was sidelined by a foot injury but she joined Eight Forty-Eight to talk about how Title IX made her journey possible.<br /><br />And for another point of view, <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/epstein" target="_blank">Professor Richard Epstein</a> explained why he thinks Title IX creates inequities.</p><p><em>Music Button: Thunderball, &quot;Runaway&quot;, from the CD 12 Mile High, (ESL) </em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 14:04:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/closer-look-title-ix-pros-and-cons