The practice of gender checking women Olympians is being challenged, as sex is a complex matter

chromosones grfxImagine being born a women into a traditionalist culture which assigns many sex-specific duties and obligations that determine what you can do and how you must act, becoming an athlete who broke sports and social boundaries with her stellar performances and then being banned from competing after reaching majority age because your body was deemed to possess too many male characteristics or hormones. This happened to India’s Dutee Chand when she turned 18 – but only after she was unwillingly subjected to a series of intrusive and humiliating physical checks. read more

Tools and terms to help you understand the 2016 Presidential Election

Democratic and Republican Political Symbols
Source: Survey Monkey
Type of tool/term Link What it does
Polls Daily poll List shows results of major polls and the point spread between top candidates in each race
Financial Terminology Campaign finance glossary Glossary of presidential campaign finance jargon
Bundling FEC Bundling FAQ FAQ on Lobbyist Bundling
OpenSecrets opensecrets.org Run by The Center for Responsive Politics. Mission: to Inform, Empower & Advocate
FollowTheMoney followthemoney.org The nation’s only free, nonpartisan, verifiable archive of contributions to political campaigns in all 50 states
Vote Smart votesmart.org 40,000 politicians, millions of facts
Political Compass politicalcompass.org Tracks the socio-political positions of politicians in democracies and in political races.
Greenhouse browser plug-in greenhouse.org Lets you hover over politicians’ names on any web page to see which donors have given them money, and how much.