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Activision Blizzard Workers Are Walking Out After The Studio's Sexual Harassment Suit

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Employees at the video game studio Activision Blizzard walked off the job Wednesday following   an explosive lawsuit   that detailed rampant sexual harassment and gender discrimination inside the California company. According to a  statement of intent  published by several news outlets on Tuesday, the group of employees organizing the walkout slammed the company for its initial response to the civil suit. That response largely defended Activision Blizzard and was critical of the state agency that brought the claim. "[W]e believe that our values as employees are not being accurately reflected in the words and actions of our leadership," the employees' statement read. The group of employees urged the company to work with them on four demands, including an end to mandatory arbitration clauses in employee contracts and the release of salary and other data. They said their aim was to improve conditions for employees at the company, especially women and particularly "women

Olympic Runner Caster Semenya Wants To Compete, Not Defend Her Womanhood

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  As track and field competition gets underway at the Tokyo Olympics, you won't see one of the sport's brightest stars: two-time Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya of South Africa, the world's fastest woman in the 800 meters. That's because of  new rules  from track's governing body, World Athletics. Under the rules, Semenya and other female athletes who refuse to lower their naturally high testosterone levels are barred from competing in races from 400 meters to one mile. Female eligibility rules have been fought over in court for years and have raised heated debate about fairness and inclusion. The debate hinges on this question: should women athletes with what's called a difference of sexual development, or DSD — who have XY chromosomes and elevated testosterone levels — be allowed to compete in the female category? Or does their genetic makeup give intersex athletes an unfair advantage in a world of sport that's divided along binary lines of sex? Advoc