Sexualized violence against girls is going unchecked in schools around the world — and the perpetrators are teachers. What can be done to stop them?
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It’s that she’s even there in the first place.
Jaelyn Bates, a fourth-grader, is a powerful player on the Frey Basketball Academy team, but now she’s been told she can’t compete with her teammates.
“Because I’m a girl, and they’re boys,” Jaelyn, 10, told NBC’s Dave Briggs. Her dad Barry Bates says that her skills on the court measure up to those of the other athletes on her team, even though they’re all boys.
“She fares very well, no difference than any boy with her skills would have,” said Bates. “She gets hurt like every other kid gets hurt. She scores like every other kid scores.”
The boys don’t have a problem with a girl being on their…
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Smithsonian has just announced the 60 finalists for their 11th Annual Photo Contest. The winning entries were selected by Smithsonian editors from over 50,000 submissions by photographers from 132 countries around the world.
Ten finalists were selected from the following six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile, a new category this year.
Voting for the Readers’ Choice Winner will be open until May 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM ET, and you can cast your vote once every 24 hours for your favorite. Smithsonian will announce the Readers’ Choice, Grand Prize and six Category winners on May 15, 2014.
Smithsonian’s 12th Annual Photo Contest will be open for entries on May 15, 2014.
The deadline for Smithsonian’s 2nd Annual In Motion Video Contest is May 31, 2014.
To cast your Readers’ Choice vote and see all 60 finalists, visit Smithsonian.com
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