Monday, November 4, 2013

Win DVDs from ESPN on Women in Sport - Nine for IX

Give-away time!!

Watch this inspiring trailer – and then read how you can win the four-disc collection!

The four-disc collection ‘Nine for IX’ celebrates the 40th anniversary of Title IX with nine inspiring docos on women in sport. They highlight basketball coach supreme Pat Summitt, tennis player Venus Williams fight for equal pay and the 1999 US Women's World Cup team, Olympic runner Mary Decker, free diver Tanya Streeter, sports journalist Robin Herman among others.  

There were signs that said no women allowed ... You're gonna be soft or you're gonna be tough ...She was the original mermaid ... Half of the human race is shut out of this profession for no good reason ... This can't go on, someone has to speak up ... Is she smart? We don't talk about that stuff but is she hot, Oh Ok ... 

What’s Title IX?  

In 1972 someone realised that women were never going to just become equal to men unless something was done at a State level. This one clause in the Educational Amendment changed the face of school and college sport in America forever: "No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid." Since then girls’ participation in sport has shot up, giving us – directly or indirectly - the adult women we see today in the Olympics and other tournaments.  


Tell me in 100 words or less why these documentaries would inspire you. You don’t have to be a professional sportswoman but tell me why you’d love to have these women on your shelves. 

Leave a comment here OR email me niamhgriffinonline AT before Saturday November 9th 

What will I get? 

Released by ESPN this month, the four-disc collection includes all nine titles from the Nine for IX series, plus two bonus films:

I'll be posting clips and photos sent to me by ESPN during the week to encourage you!


Laura C said...

ooh, want please! Would love to show these to students, if I get the chance. :)

Niamh said...

@Laura C - they would be perfect for your Film/Gender classes - get them all to enter and up your chances :)

Catherine Fishback said...

Division I athletics taught me to be tough. While I never went on to play professionally, my lessons of strength and confidence gained on the volleyball court fueled me to land a job at the best advertising agency in the world. They fueled me to get promoted 3 times in 4 years, and now they’re fueling me to change expectations and statistics about women in the corporate world. It’s still a man’s world. But it’ll be a better world when women rule it.

Niamh said...

@Catherine Fishback - thanks for entering Catherine! Definitely agree :) Watch out here for details N