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During one scene in "The Queen's Gambit," a commentator remarks: “There’s Nona Gaprindashvili, but she’s the female world champion and has never faced men.” That moment is now the subject of a defamation lawsuit against Netflix. washingtonpost.com/nation/20…
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Female members of the U.S. fencing team blame both SafeSport and USA Fencing for Hadzic’s proximity to athletes in Tokyo. It was “really shocking” to learn that his suspension had been lifted, said Olympic fencer Jackie Dubrovich. thelily.com/fencer-alen-hadz…
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"There’s a special kind of abuse directed at the families of those who die by suicide," writes @mizamudio in this perspective piece. "I lost count of the number of people who looked through my pain and asked the questions." thelily.com/suicide-isnt-som…
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Reporter @katchow's debut memoir "Seeing Ghosts" is about exploring her past. Here are 12 songs that transported her back in time while she wrote it. thelily.news/kat
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USA Fencing implemented a ‘safety plan’ to keep female team members away from Alen Hadzic at the Olympics. But female team members say they were not protected. In @thelilynews, they spoke on the record about their experience in Tokyo for the first time. thelily.com/fencer-alen-hadz…
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For an upcoming @thelilynews story: looking to talk to folks about their experiences with mammograms. Namely, what were you told about how they would feel -- and how did that compare to your actual experience of them? What did you wish you were told? DM or anne.branigin@washpost
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Women have been re-envisioning the well-known “before and after” trend that often permeates fitness Instagram feeds. They instead celebrate changes to their bodies, physically and mentally, as they recover from eating disorders and body image issues. thelily.com/the-before-and-a…
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Advocates are laser-focused on antiabortion legislation. But there are other barriers to access, some of which are more invisible to us. Listen to reporter @cakitchener talk about her investigation into an antiabortion OB/GYN on Post Reports: washingtonpost.com/podcasts/…
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By posting their own journeys — and all that they have learned through the process — these women say they’re fighting against the fallacy that size equates to health and that recovery is a lonely, individual place. More from @courtneybeesch: thelily.com/the-before-and-a…
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When we talk about abortion access in the U.S., we talk a lot about Roe v. Wade, the actions of state lawmakers, the court system. But we don’t talk about doctors — and what they do or don’t say to patients behind closed doors. washingtonpost.com/podcasts/…
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When we talk about abortion access in the U.S., we talk a lot about things like Roe v. Wade, the actions of state lawmakers, the Supreme Court. But there's something a lot of us are missing. 1/x
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Less than three months after American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson lost her spot in the Olympics following a positive marijuana test, the World Anti-Doping Agency said it will review the status of cannabis on its banned substance list. washingtonpost.com/sports/ol…
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