Pioneer of Title IX continues journey for women's rights

By Marshanna Hester

October 23, 2013 Updated Oct 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- She has been referred to as the "Godmother of Title IX," the historic legislation which prohibits sex discrimination in education.

Her name is Dr. Bernice Sandler.

She stopped at Bradley University Wednesday night to speak to students about how women are treated differently in ways most don't notice.

For example, she said women get less eye contact and are interrupted more often than men.

She said Title IX is a worldwide social revolution that continues to push change 41 years later.

"All of us want the best for our mothers, our sisters, our daughters," Dr. Sandler said. "I'm hoping that people will understand more of women's issues. It's a very broad range of issues and eve if you don't agree with all of the issues, to work for those you do agree on."

Earlier this month, Dr. Sandler was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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