Watch Nine for IX
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Nine For IX is a series of nine documentaries created by ESPN Films to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, a landmark piece of legislation that helped pave the way for females to be given the same athletic opportunities as males. These documentaries are more than just biographies of female athletes, though; they explore the social and cultural factors that still affect both the featured athlete and other female athletes who try to follow in their footsteps. And these films weren't afraid to fully tackle these social and cultural factors either. One film explores the fight of female reporters to gain equal access to men's pro locker rooms. Another film features a frank discussion about the sexual objectification of popular female athletes. Nine For IX is recommended for all sports and sports history fans, be they male or female. Not only are these stories an inspiration, they focus on issues that are still relevant to all athletes, male and female.