In a column for Sports Illustrated’s website ( Jessica Gavora does a fabulous job of laying out the reality of the contemporary debate over Title IX.  It all boils down to interest:

“Are women really as interested in sports as men? And if not, is it the responsibility of a college or university to create that interest?

“These are the questions at the heart of the controversy over Title IX today. On one side are some women’s groups who claim it really doesn’t matter if women are as interested in sports as men. It’s up to colleges and universities to create that interest.

“On the other side are people such as myself, who believe that, in 2007, women are a dominant force on college campuses, they are given abundant opportunities to participate in sports and they know what they’re interested in. We should let them decide.”

Read more about the debate over Title IX and interest surveys here.