Your Questions About Title Ix

Betty asks…

Why do people say it violates Title IX if college football athletes are given a stipend?

Based on all of these incidents by agents I believe college football athletes of all schools and a certain division should be paid a stipend about the same maybe about $100,000.

It is a known fact that college football brings more revenue to schools than any other male sports or female sports so I find it silly for some to say it would discriminate against athletes of all other sports to play football players more when their sport brings in more revenue.

barry0912 answers:

Technically it wouldn’t, if you also paid some women’s athletes as well, although that would be difficult to afford. Title IX requires funding to fit the “Three-Prong Test” which goes as follows:

1. Prong one – Providing athletic participation opportunities that are substantially proportionate to the student enrollment, OR
2. Prong two – Demonstrate a continual expansion of athletic opportunities for the underrepresented sex, OR
3. Prong three – Full and effective accommodation of the interest and ability of underrepresented sex.

Credit must go to Wikipedia where I stole those from because it was easier than rewording it myself. Anyway, if any of those can be proven a school is in compliance with Title IX. It’s often stated funding for men’s and women’s sports has to be equal, which isn’t quite true, though that probably helps a school be considered in compliance. Scholarships usually are equal, which is why women actually have an easier time getting scholarships in most sports compared to men, as so much money already goes to football and basketball scholarships there are very few left over for other men’s sports, whereas women’s sports generally don’t bring in much money at all and can be more evenly distributed among the sports. And that, I think, is where this would fail Title IX. It would provide more money to male athletes female athletes wouldn’t have access to. Money taken in per sport doesn’t matter, gender alone matters. If money taken in per sport was the deciding factor most sports would cease to exist at the collegiate level because most sports don’t bring in a single cent of revenue.

(By the way, “underrepresented sex” really should be written “women.” Women’s sports can outnumber men’s sports and in fact SEC schools are required to have at least 2 more women’s sports than men’s. Men can be underrepresented with no penalty at all. But perhaps that’s an entirely different discussion.)

There are so many issues with paying football players it’s hard to know where to begin. Besides the simple fact schools probably couldn’t afford it, it would finally finish off amateurism for good in college football. It would probably actually negatively affect men’s sports more than women’s. So much money would be going to football other men’s sports would have to be shut down in order to pay for it and still not wipe out women’s athletics. It would potentially be the end of college athletics as we know it.

I personally would quit watching college football the day they pay the players more than they already get paid. Besides scholarships, you ought to see some of the things they get for free from schools. I had a roommate in college on the track and field team who had all sorts of duffel bags, notebooks, backpacks, etc. He could get directly from the school for free. If track and field athletes are getting that when they bring in a minimal amount of money I can’t imagine what the football players are getting.

Charles asks…

How does the elimination of 171 boy’s wrestling teams (Thanks to Title IX) equal “gender equality”?

Of course it’s all supposed to be about ‘proportionality’. So if more boys voluntary take part in sports activities due to equal opportunity, to enforce ‘equal outcome’ the colleges are either sued, or the teams are disbanded, to allow more girls to enter these activities. Now isn’t that quota messed up? Equal opportunities should not lead to equal outcomes being mandatory forced by law.

barry0912 answers:

They should disband student governments in the same manner if it’s all about equality as they are primarily populated by females.

Really I don’t think they should do for either but if you are going to do it to one; it should be done to both.

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing News

Mark asks…

What does this mean as a marketing plan?

So this guy is explaining a marketing plan for GM volt because they have been loosing money as we all know. but i do not get it what does he mean by a relationship with facebook. how can they help

“Speaking of engaging with consumers, reconsider your approach to Facebook. I find it hard to believe that GM marketers cannot partner with Facebook management to create both paid and unpaid solutions that engage consumers on what is unquestionably the most effective social-media platform.

I’m sure the Facebook leadership team values and understands the category. Seems pretty simple to me, and the amount being spent is minuscule as a percent of total measured media.”

Read more: http://www.autonews.com/article/20120731/BLOG06/120739978#ixzz27XsUfrIp

barry0912 answers:

The link is to the website of Autonews, an auto industry magazine, and consists of a former GM executive giving marketing advice to GM. Facebook and other internet social media are simply part of any corporate marketing plan in today’s world. All companies do social media marketing.
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Volt is definitely not losing money. The Reuters news article that proclaimed Volt’s losses made some very basic accounting errors. Developments costs of a car are typically amortized over the lifetime of a vehicle, not simply one year. Any car would look stupidly unprofitable if you did that. A rebuttal of the Reuter’s article by another former GM executive is below:
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/boblutz/2012/09/10/the-real-story-on-gms-volt-costs/

Richard asks…

should public library Internet be filtered?

barry0912 answers:

That delves into censorship of the independant information network. My opinion is no, only because it really won’t matter soon, at least in the US. The Internet in the US is being made to adopt the market standard soon, silencing independent websites, including independent news sources that up until now, have been free from the censorship of any governing body, or their controling interests.

Now if you are speaking about things such as pornography, is uppose that if the library was NOT a public one then ti could be done, though the nature of a library being part of a public institution sort of negates the possibility of it having the right to any OPINION regarding such materials, from a literal standpoint. Now, it has been done in some states in the US, as we are transitioning into a different form of government right now that will allow for this. A Federal Police State allows for the norms and social standards deemed acceptable by the ruling party/parties to be impressed passively upon the public body, as the public body would no longer be the ruling body. A voting system will still exist, but only because the appearance of choice is nessecary to maintain order in our “culture”.

So I guess the answer is yes, and no, and eventually yes. Hahaha.

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing News

George asks…

Will you take my 5min survey on local TV news?

We’re students doing a market research project on local news viewing habits.
Survey is fast and easy – it would really help us out!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2MY5N2W

barry0912 answers:

Ok, I have. Hope this helped. It took less than 5 minutes and I actually enjoyed completing this. Conclusion in my case is that I follow the news more on TV (and radio) and somewhat less via the Internet.

Ken asks…

please give us ideas for an article about ANYTHING in the Wolrd! ANYTHING! just an article for a student news?

PLEASE!

barry0912 answers:

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Your Questions About Internet Marketing Strategies

Mary asks…

What are your favorite marketing strategy reads?

I am open to books, magazines, websites, textbooks, the whole nine!

Marketers Unite!

barry0912 answers:

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Maria asks…

What is Internet marketing and how to make money from it?

barry0912 answers:

Internet marketing is known as the placement of media along different stages of the customer engagement cycle through search engine marketing, search engine optimization, banner ads on specific websites, e-mail marketing, and Web 2.0 strategies.

How to make money online is to have a developed website and good products or services to offer. Leveraging traffic and making pr a leap frog will help increase viewers and customers.

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Your Questions About Title Ix

Sharon asks…

Title IX and hard sciences. What does it mean for hard sciences ? How will it be implemented ?

The classes are already gender neutral, there is nothing from keeping women entering that field. What will happen if not more women sign up ?
Jery, Library science and Education do not qualify as hard sciences.
Thats what they said 5 years ago, now they want title IX.

barry0912 answers:

Probably by kicking out most of the men so the number of men matches is equal to the few women that decided those fields.

William asks…

Does anyone know about any supreme court cases about Title IX?

any cases that somehow had to do with Title IX, women discrimination in sports, etc . links or answers would be very helpful…thanks!!!

barry0912 answers:

Title IX has been tremendously good for women’s college sports but a disaster for men’s college sports. Hundreds of wresting, tennis, swimming, and other men’s teams have been cut thanks to Title IX.

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