Family & Society

Obvious differences

Sexuality | Powerlifting groups decide that, at least in this sport, biological sex matters
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/24/19, 09:50 am

An international powerlifting organization this month disqualified a transgender lifter who broke several world records at a competition in April. The 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation released a statement earlier this month saying it was not aware that competitor Mary Gregory was a biological male when it allowed him to compete in the female category at the USA Master Nationals on April 27.

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Associated Press/Photo by Rich Pedroncelli

State-sanctioned exploitation

Sexuality | Parents in California continue fighting newly approved sex education guidelines in the public schools
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/17/19, 11:58 am

The California State Board of Education voted unanimously last week to approve a controversial new health curriculum framework for schools and health textbooks despite pushback from parents claiming the recommendations expose children to graphic, pornographic, and harmful information.

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Associated Press/Photo by Kamran Jebreili

The testosterone advantage

Society | New track and field regulations define who is female for elite competition
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/10/19, 01:22 pm

A new regulation effective this week bars elite track and field athletes with certain testosterone levels from competing in women’s races. The rule could end the career of a dominant force in female track and field—South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya.

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