The Resisters Family Guide

Questions to think about while watching the play

  • What sports do girls get to play in your school? Do you wish there were more?

  • Where do you have a “team” besides sports?

  • Who is on your “roster”?

Women in Sports

In 1972, U.S. Congress passed Title IX, a law which prohibited discrimination against women in schools, colleges, and universities -- including school-sponsored sports. Before this law, female athletes were few and far between, and funding was even scarcer. Erin Buzuvis and Kristine Newhall explore the significance and complexity of Title IX.

Here’s a great book if you want to learn more about title IX

Here’s a great book if you want to learn more about title IX

Billy Jean King and the battle of the sexes

Billy Jean King and the battle of the sexes

Megan Rapinoe and the push for equal pay

Megan Rapinoe and the push for equal pay

Girls playing football? Yup!

Read more about women’s pro football (yes they tackle!)

Read more about women’s pro football (yes they tackle!)

Listen to a great story about the Carlisle indians

Pop Warner coaching at Carlisle Indian School, circa 1899-1903 (    U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center    )

Pop Warner coaching at Carlisle Indian School, circa 1899-1903
(
U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center )

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