Perhaps you watched this summer's Olympic sporting matches, saw the U.S. women nab 66 percent of Team USA's gold medals, and thought, "Progress!" as you gazed at a sunrise, which was, you had an inkling, really just, like, a metaphor or whatever for how a new era of women's athletics is dawning thanks to 40 years of Title IX. Unfortunately, thanks to a hot and fresh report from the Sport, Health and Activity Research and Policy Center for Women and Girls gloomily titled "The Decade of Decline," your fist-pump may have been a little premature. Way to jinx it.
Jezebel · Doug Barry