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There are only a few dozen competitive college men&rsquo;s hockey teams, not enough to develop the talent needed to compete with the rest of the world.&nbsp;<br />\n As a result, a ragtag team of Russians humiliated the U.S. men&rsquo;s hockey team with a 4-0 drubbing in Pyeongchang, South Korea.&nbsp;The American team fared slightly better for its final game prior to its elimination in an overtime shootout against Slovenia, but NBC failed even to broadcast that exciting finish.<br />\n When the U.S. women&rsquo;s hockey team won the gold in a victory against Canada, there was praise but none of the national excitement that occurred when our men&rsquo;s hockey players defeated the Soviet Union at Lake Placid in 1980.&nbsp;Men&rsquo;s hockey is far more popular than women&rsquo;s hockey, for both men and women spectators.<br />\n Unfortunately, federal regulators who implement Title IX against college sports refuse to recognize this fundamental difference between men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s sports.&nbsp;Regulators require colleges to provide more athletic opportunities for women than for men, simply because there are now more women than men attending college.<br />\n Under the so-called proportionality test, which ignores the greater interest in men&rsquo;s sports than in women&rsquo;s, colleges have eliminated hundreds of men&rsquo;s sports teams, many in Olympic sports.&nbsp;This hurts our national competitiveness and induces many young men to opt out of going to college where they are prevented from competing in the sport they love.</p>\n<p> THE TITLE IX regulators&rsquo; quota that limits men&rsquo;s sports to their proportional enrollment in the college is senseless and not part of the law that Congress enacted in 1972. It&rsquo;s based on a regulatory interpretation first imposed by President Jimmy Carter to appease the feminists, and President Trump could repeal it along with the many others he has been properly rescinding.<br />\n Many colleges have been unjustly sued when they do not comply with the feminists&rsquo; distorted view of Title IX.&nbsp;To avoid costly litigation, colleges have repeatedly eliminated men&rsquo;s sports programs while adding women&rsquo;s programs that they then have difficulty filling.<br />\n The Title IX regulations created a vicious cycle, discouraging men from matriculating to colleges that eliminated their sport.&nbsp;In 1980, equal numbers of men and women obtained college degrees, but now nearly 60% of college degrees are awarded to women and only 40% to men.<br />\n The hockey competition won by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas team in the Sunshine State of Florida illustrates how much boys&rsquo; hockey has grown in popularity.&nbsp;Colleges, however, are generally forbidden from having more sports teams for men than women, so if there is not enough interest in women&rsquo;s hockey or another large team sport for women, the college is not likely to start a men&rsquo;s hockey team.<br />\n In the traditional Olympic events of alpine and cross-country skiing, the United States men won a grand total of zero medals.&nbsp;Today there are more college women&rsquo;s ski teams than there are men&rsquo;s, perhaps again due to the impact of the proportionality test under Title IX.<br />\n Olympic sports themselves have been emasculated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which even tried to eliminate men&rsquo;s wrestling from the 2020 Olympics.&nbsp;The IOC reinstated wrestling after an uproar but cut 56 positions, replacing them with events that &ldquo;include more women&rdquo; in the summer games.<br />\n Women&rsquo;s figure skating remains popular to watch, but in a continuation of political correctness the public heard more about the men&rsquo;s figure skating instead. 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Victimized high school triumphed where Olympics failed

PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY REPORT: February 27, 2018

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