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Title IX - the 40th anniversary of Title IX is coming up on June 23!

Patsy Mink co-authored and was the driving force behind Title IX which celebrated its 40th Anniversary this weekend. Title IX opened up doors for women education. Before then discrimination in education and athletics was common. Thanks Pasty Mink!

Title IX turns 40 on Saturday!

Some of the very basic yet profound language of the actual Title IX law. Remember folks, we are a nation of laws, not a nation of tribal superstitions.

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Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown debated again last night. One moment might serve as a preview for the VP debate tonight. Warren: Brown had 'exactly one chance' (I was cheering in Tulsa when I watched this last night!) READ maddowblog.msnbc.... and watch the video!

Julia Chase-Brand rocked the boat in 1961 when she ran the previously all-male Manchester Road Race. On Thanksgiving Day 2011, Chase-Brand put on her college running tunic and competed once again in Manchester — 50 years after her historic run. This time — thanks to Title IX — Chase-Brand was one of hundreds of women running the 4.75 mile race.

Title IX - This famed 1972 lawsuit forced colleges and universities to allow equal opportunity for female athletes as males. This caused a boom in women's college athletics in the 1980s and '90s, leading to such events as the Women's World Cup and leagues like the WNBA.

Title IX, this is where it begins; a field, a ball and a girl. What does it yield? Fairness, competition, inclusion, opportunity, and most importantly...confidence. This helps guide young women for their entire lives. And this enriches all of us. Makes you feel proud to be American, no?

MY GIRLFRIEND BRANDI CHASTAIN SCORED THE WINNING GOAL THAT GAVE THE U.S. WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM THE WORLD CUP IN 1999,,, Kimmeasmile :)

The increase in women’s college basketball scholarships is a direct result of Title IX having a dramatic impact at the Olympic level with the U.S. women’s teams winning gold medals at the last four Olympics. They have not lost a game since 1992.

Lawrie Mifflin, the first women sports reporter at the New York Daily News "Without question, Title IX has been a central game-changer...Looking back to my years in college, when it was hard to cobble together a makeshift field hockey team, I find it inspiring to see how much progress has been made. But there are still many women athletes - even the pros - who feel disregarded by the media. There's still more work to do - and I'm confident we're going to get there"