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Jezebel has a great post today on women in sports. The post discusses two recent articles published in the New York Times and The Daily Beast where the authors spend most of the articles talking about the beauty and maternity habits of female athletes. The post states:

Female athletes seem to serve as a never-ending well of material for those obsessed with both the female body and the importance of femininity. There seems to be a real difficulty marketing athletic women to the general public without resorting to these tricks, which continually reiterate that this is about a woman in sports, a female athlete, someone with two X chromosomes.

I think this is a fascinating issue, one which I am not very well-versed. But with my new internship at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), I have been exposed to some great information about women in sports thanks to Helen Carroll, a truly amazing woman. Other great sites to check out are: It Takes A Team and Pat Griffin’s blog.

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I am going to take a minute to re-post the most recent post on one of my favorite blogs [disclaimer: the authors are two of my closest friends], entitled New Haven Firefighter’s Test (Imgained).  In this post AS imagines what the questions on the controversial New Haven Firefighter’s Test (the subject of a recent Supreme Court decision) must have looked like (she calles it a combination of “Stuff White People Like” and discriminatory SAT questions).

Here’s a sample:

1. You arrive at a yacht that is engulfed in flames in the marina. The yacht owner tells you his wife is trapped aft. The yacht owner means his wife is trapped:

A) In the front of the yacht.
B) In the back of the yacht.
C) On the left side of the yacht.
D) On the right side of the yacht.
E) Under the yacht.

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