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Why We Need to #AskHerMore at the Olympics - The Representation Project

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As the Olympics continue this week, we're thrilled to watch the record-breaking athleticism. Unfortunately, we can't seem to get through an event without witnessing some jaw-dropping sexism, too. For example, after Olympian Katinka Hosszu broke the world record in the 400-meter individual medley, NBC commentator Dan Hicks called Hosszu's coach and husband Shane Tusup the "man responsible."

Urban Wire Gender and Sexuality: It’s about more than just bathrooms

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The voices of Urban Institute's researchers and staff

The NBA recently announced that it was moving its 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina in protest of a state law requiring people to use public bathrooms that correspond to the gender listed on their birth certificates. With that decision, the NBA joined several organizations and corporations that have taken action in response to North Carolina’s House Bill 2. Opponents of the law have called for boycotts of the state, urging people not to travel to North Carolina for business or pleasure. And the federal government has threatened to withhold roughly $4.8 billion in federal grants and contracts. 

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