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IAAF Makes Sexism Mandatory in Track and Field With New Rule for Female Athletes Like Caster Semenya

It's amazing to me the number of sexist things people will do to "help" and "protect" women. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the governing body for global track and field, released new rules last month designed to make things fairer for most female athletes. The problem? This rule is extremely unfair to many women and undermines both gender equality and common sense.

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NFL Cheerleader Fired for Instagram Post Reveals Grossly Sexist, Antiquated Systems of Discrimination

Former Saints cheerleader Bailey Davis Davis' has filed an official complaint, describing how the team has two very different sets of rules for conduct–one for the players, and another for the cheerleaders. And those for the women are not just more restrictive, but ultimately serve to make them responsible for the behavior of the men around them.

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Aly Raisman on Suing USA Gymnastics: “I Refuse to Wait Any Longer for These Organizations to Do the Right Thing.”

During Larry Nasser's trial, where he was charged with molesting 150 young female gymnasts under his care as doctor for USA Gymastics, gymnast Aly Raisman specifically called for not only a harsh sentence for Nasser, but for an investigation and charges to be brought against USA Gymnastics for allowing Nasser to operate, and for silencing the girls who reported him. Now, Raisman is taking matters into her own hands.

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Trump Supporters’ New Version of Patriotism Involves Mocking Olympic Athletes

Trump supporters are mocking Olympic athletes who criticize Trump.

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This Sports Reporter Insists Figure Skating Is “Not a Sport,” Doesn’t Get Why Everyone Is So Mad

Claiming he's "not diminishing anybody" while saying figure skating isn't a sport is the equivalent of saying "no offense" while saying something hurtful. It doesn't actually make what he's saying any less insulting.

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Mirai Nagasu Makes Winter Olympics History With Triple Axel

Set to music from Miss Saigon, Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to compete a triple axel on the Olympics stage.

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Simone Biles Comes Forward to Accuse Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar: “I Am Not Afraid to Tell My Story Anymore”

Simone Biles has come forward with accusations against Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics trainer who has been accused of sexually abusing more than 140 women and pled guilty to 7 counts of criminal sexual conduct. "After hearing the brave stories of my friends and other survivors, I know that this horrific experience does not define me," she wrote. "...I won’t let one man, and the others that enabled him, steal my love and joy."

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Things We Saw Today: People From Those “Sh*thole Countries” Trump Was Referring to Are Sharing Their Stories

After Donald Trump reportedly made ignorant-ass racist comments about not wanting immigrants from "shithole countries"–specifically Haiti and African countries–people from those places have some words for him. They've been sharing their stories and their accomplishments on Twitter.

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Tonya Harding Isn’t a Perfect Victim & That’s Why Her Story Matters

I, Tonya doesn't make Harding into a perfect victim, but she is a victim all the same.

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U.S. Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney Reveals Sexual Abuse, and the Pressure to Remain Silent

In this time of #MeToo, USA Gymnastics publicly supported gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney when she came forward about having been sexually abused for years by the team's doctor. However, their response prior to that was to attempt to silence her when she first reported the abuse a year ago, asking her to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Maroney is no longer having it.

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Maame Biney Makes History as First Black Woman to Qualify For U.S. Olympic Speedskating

Black Girl Magic is alive and well in the sports world this week, thanks to 17-year-old speedskating phenom, Maame Biney!

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Things We Saw Today: Google Sure Is Excited About the Hole Puncher

Happy birthday to a seriously undervalued device with roots in Rennaisance engineering!

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C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad Bring Unique Perspectives on Gender, Sports, and Art to BOOM! Studios’ Fence

Fence is a truly unique offering from BOOM! Studios. I got to speak with writer C.S. Pacat and artist Johanna the Mad.

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It’s the 40th Anniversary of the Sports Bra! What’s the Next Innovation Women Need From Their Sportswear?

It's the 40th anniversary of the modern sports bra, a clever piece of sportswear innovation which made it way more comfortable for women with breasts to participate in sports and up their exercise game. But what's the next step? What do you most need from your sportswear that you're not getting?

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Interview: Natalie Morales Describes Her “Weird and Serendipitous” Journey to Battle of the Sexes

After hearing Team Billie Jean and Team Bobby at the Battle of the Sexes press conference this weekend, I had the chance to sit down with one of the film's stars, Natalie Morales, one-on-one.

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Team Billie Jean: Emma Stone and the Battle of the Sexes Cast Pay Tribute to a “Strong, Powerful Woman With a Message”

Starring Emma Stone in the role of tennis legend Billie Jean King, and Steve Carell in the role of Bobby Riggs, Battle of the Sexes is as inspiring as the woman upon whose life it's based.

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Looking to Be Inspired AF? Look No Further Than the Amazing Women on These Time Magazine Covers

Time Magazine's latest project shines a spotlight on 46 remarkable, contemporary women who've achieved greatness and some astonishing firsts.

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Meet the Thai Trans Woman Who’s Breaking Barriers and Kicking Ass in Muay Thai

Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk is the first trans woman to compete at the storied Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Things We Saw Today: Longtime Kermit Puppeteer and Jim Henson Successor, Steve Whitmire, Mysteriously Fired

This week, it was announced that Steve Whitmire, successor to Jim Henson in acting as puppeteer for Kermit the Frog, will no longer be performing the role, and will be replaced by Matt Vogel. The reasons why are still unclear.

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Entitlement Culture Is This Tennis Player Assaulting the Female Reporter Interviewing Him On-Air

Women are not your trophies.

A French tennis player spent an interview trying to kiss and grope a female reporter. He's been banned from the French Open, but that doesn't change the culture of entitlement that lets these things happen.

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