Four decades after landmark legislation, women here take a look back and a look ahead
Three generations of female athletes in one family show how society has changed for the better. This family portrait shows Marcia Brodie, 65, of Richmond, B.C., her daughter Michelle Dumas, 41, of Seattle, right, and Michelle's two daughters, Kaya Dumas, 13, front, and Ysabella Dumas, 10, back.
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Karen Blair's challenge to Washington State University ended up changing the landscape for women's athletics nationwide. Left, Blair is seen as as a freshman on the WSU campus track.
COURTESY MARY ELLEN HUDGINS
In 1972, there were no athletic scholarships for women at UW. Four decades later, everything has changed. Today, more women play varsity sports than men. The UW softball team, at left celebrating during a victory over Harvard, has become a national power.
It isn't a stretch to say that Title IX helped save Stephanie Stoll's life.
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Women of the Dumas family discuss the challenges each has faced and what the future may hold for the youngest members.
As women's sports have changed, so has the gear that female athletes wear.
Attorney Mary Ellen Hudgins represented female athletes in a court case against WSU.
How has Title IX affected you or someone you know?
A lot has changed since Title IX was signed into law on June 23, 1972. There are more women's teams than ever and more opportunities to play sports, for both men and women. Browse through a variety of charts, comparing the numbers from then and now.