Women to Celebrate during Women’s History Month: Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink

Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink: Mink was a Japanese-American US Politician from Hawaii who championed education initiatives during the Bush administration, specifically for young children and women. Among her work are the Early Childhood Education Act and the Women’s Educational Equity Act, both of which sought to ensure that there was adequate funding and management of both important benchmarks of the nation’s education system. Mink also introduced the landmark Title IX of the Higher Education Act. Under Title IX, education institutions that receive federal aid are prohibited from sex discrimination in their spending on activities, including sports. The title also requires that issues pertaining to sexual harassment or assault be handled with the highest importance.


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