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Some French towns have banned the burkini bathing suit. Image: Shutterstock.

Banning The Burkini Reinforces A Single Story About Muslim Women: 'They Need Saving.'

The recent series of burkini bans in resorts across France was met with sensationalist global headlines about protecting national security and women’ Read...
Pina Sadar of The Conversation    |   08.23.16   |   SHARE
Going for gold. Image: Abdelhak Senna/EPA.

Why Caster Semenya And Dutee Chand Deserve To Compete (And Win) At Rio 2016

Semenya is the favourite to win gold in the 800 metre final on August 21, and perhaps even break the world record. In anticipation of her victory, Read...
Silvia Camporesi of The Conversation    |   08.12.16   |   SHARE
Why should kids get suspended in preschool?

Racial Inequality Starts Early – In Preschool

For the first time in March 2014, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) collected data regarding how early learners are Read...
Esther Canty-Barnes of The Conversation    |   07.28.16   |   SHARE
Protesters last week in Baton Rouge. Image: Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS.

Protecting Our Children After The Wounds Of Racism Divide Us Even More

I find myself in this place again. I am numb. I feel empty. I almost have no words. In 2012, around the time of the birth of my son, I had a similar Read...
Nia Heard-Garris of The Conversation    |   07.21.16   |   SHARE
Beauty and strength are not antithetical. They are harmonious. Don't call me the, "Cutest Weightlifter"

Don't Call Me The "Cutest Weightlifter"

Beauty and strength are not antithetical. They are harmonious. Don't call me the, "Cutest Weightlifter". My semi-stardom did not come without a price. Read...
Samantha Wright    |   12.21.15   |   SHARE

So You're A Woman And You Want To Be A Sports Journalist

If you’re okay with the daily reminder that you don’t belong, you just might make it. Read...
Toni McIntyre    |   04.18.15   |   SHARE

Women Are Taking Their Rightful Place At The Football All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

We may not have a female president in 2016 but we will have the first full-time female official in the National Football League. Read...
Brandon Marianne Lee    |   04.17.15   |   SHARE

On Being A Fat Wrestler 

No one thought they were being cheeky; they truly believed that women and fat people were less adequate. Read...
A.V. Christensen    |   04.15.15   |   SHARE