Bernice Sandler

Bernice Resnick Sandler (born 1928)[1] is an American women's rights activist. Instrumental in the creation of Title IX, a portion of the Education Amendments of 1972, she was called "the godmother of Title IX" by the New York Times.[2] She has written extensively about sexual and peer harassment towards women on campus, coining the terms "gang rape" and "the chilly campus climate".[2][3] She was inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame in 2010, and the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2013.[3][4] Some of her papers are held in the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, at Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.[5][6]


In film

Sandler and her role in implementing Title IX is highlighted in the documentary film Rise of the Wahine, directed by Dean Kaneshiro.[7]


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