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Getting Away With Murder on the Soccer Field

March 18, 2014
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By Lorena Campos The recent case of South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has brought a global awareness to the issue of violence against women. Whether fame, money, and power will temper the ultimate judgement in this case remains to be seen. In another part of the world, an athlete who was involved in...
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The Hijab on the Pitch

August 3, 2012
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The Hijab on the Pitch

By Laurent Dubois On Friday, July 6, the French Football Federation announced that it would ban the wearing of hijab during all organized competitions held in France. The Federation declared that in doing so it was fulfilling its “duty to respect the constitutional and legislative principles of secularism that prevails in our country and...
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Soccer or Sex? Thai Teens Ponder the Choice

April 22, 2012
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If you are a teen with a sexual urge, what should you do? High school seniors in Thailand were perplexed this year when they were asked for the answer in a nationwide multiple-choice test for students hoping to win a coveted place at university. They were given five possible options to choose from: A:...
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