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Talking Back

Nov. 14, 2016
Nov. 14, 2016

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Nov. 14, 2016

INBOX
2016 WORLD SERIES
  • RIP, Curse of the Billy Goat. In a Game 7 for the ages, the Cubs overcame the resilient Indians to win their first title since 1908 and wash away the last vestiges of the longest title drought in American sports

ALEX MACK
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  • This season marks 20 years since overtime was introduced to FBS football, and after 671 games featuring bonus play, coaches have it all figured out—until they don't

SPORTS and AUTISM
POINT AFTER
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Talking Back

In an essay published in The Harvard Crimson last week, six former members of the Harvard women's soccer team issued a call for unity in response to a sexually explicit "scouting report" circulated by the men's soccer team in 2012. In the document a member of the men's team rated the '12 women's recruits on physical appeal and included their photos and lewd comments. It was shared online, where teammates weighed in on the remarks. (University officials have condemned the document.) In response to the graphic language and degrading jokes, the women dismissed boys-will-be-boys excuses. "Locker room talk" is not an excuse because this is not limited to athletic teams," they wrote. "The whole world is the locker room."

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