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Who Owns Sports? Dissecting the Politics of Title IX

Arguments against Title IX are based on two premises that are, in turn, grounded in cultural tradition: 1) Men and boys are the rightful “owners” of sports, and 2) Males are superior to females in athletic ability.

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What’s “Level” and Fair for Trans, Intersex and Disabled Athletes?

When a person who has differences related to gender or doesn’t fit ability norms is able to compete against the highest level athletes without these differences, accusations of unfairness immediately start to fly.

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Nine Titles Thinking About Title IX

After a lifetime of working different jobs, jockeying for promotions that resulted only in title changes, winning races and earning titles, and being a writer and author, I understand how much titles matter, and how much Title IX mattered.

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Olympics’ Coverage Still Shortchanges Female Athletes

There are a lot of issues with the Olympic media when it comes to the appearances and presentation of women athletes, and many untapped and emerging opportunities, as well.

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Glorifying the Fetus While Ignoring the Fetal Environment

A new realignment of anti-abortion and pro-choice positions may be needed to control the toxic mess that is harming fetuses and the future health of humans

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Heading Toward Menopause, Still Caring about Abortion

I support abortion rights because I want keep my options safe and legal so I can continue running down my biological clock. All potentially child-bearing persons have the right to chart their own life course, at whatever age.

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Lady-Parts, the Church, and Planned Parenthood: When I Became Pro-Choice

I’ve been on both sides of the reproductive rights debate – the side that thinks reproduction is not a right or a decision but a God-given duty; and the side that thinks birth control and abortions ought to be available to whoever the hell wants ‘em, regardless of age (within reason) or reason (within reason). I’ve spent my entire adult life on the latter side of the issue.

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“Marching” Together, Online: Trust Women Week and the Silver Ribbon Campaign

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It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of a War on Women. During January 20-27, women and allies from around the country will come together to fight back — online.

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Redefining Chutzpah: More Bad Ideas to Burden Women

What’s chutzpah? Until December 2011, I would have deferred to the classic definition in Leo Rosten’s The Joys of Yiddish: chutzpah is a man who kills his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court as a lonely orphan. But at the end of the year, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) introduced a bill to teach the world the real meaning of chutzpah: the “Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011.”

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Next Generation Access: Medical Students Fill A Void

Medical Students for Choice were and are still literally putting their futures and lives on the line by taking on the medical establishment as well as the anti-abortion zealots to bring forward new generations of abortion providers.

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