I Love Gymnastics pin

I Love Gymnastics pin

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Round dark blue pin with white lettering, "I Love [/] Gymnastics," with a white stylized gymnast in the center belonging to Amy Cohen. Cohen was the co-captain of the 1992 Brown University’s Women’s Gymnastics team and one of twelve plaintiffs in a Title IX lawsuit against the school. In 1991, Brown University was cutting funding for two women’s varsity teams including gymnastics and two men’s teams, golf and water polo. In 1997, the suit was resolved when the Supreme Court failed to hear its appeal and funding was restored to the four varsity sports and three other sports were converted to varsity status. In the March 15, 2019 issue of the Brown University’s, College Hill Independent, “Cohen v. Brown would go on to define how athletics departments manage participation opportunities at Brown and surrounding universities. Almost 30 years later, “following recent federal announcements of changes to the ways universities must interpret Title IX regarding sexual and gender-based violence, this case exemplifies the complexity of the law’s impact on gender equity in higher education.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin, title IX
Title IX pin
used by
Cohen, Amy
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/8 in x 2 1/4 in;.3175 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
2019.0202.06
accession number
2019.0202
catalog number
2019.0202.06
subject
Civil Rights Movement
Title IX
Women
Gymnastics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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