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On Super Bowl Sunday, a Concussion Conversation Continues

By Women's Voices For Change
Today is Super Bowl Sunday, and even if your hometown’s team is one of the competitors, none has completely escaped chatter about the brain-injury controversy—from CNN’s report on the long-lasting damage suffered by former players, after years of impacts like those at left, to stories from Business Week and others on how states are already changing practice rules for school…
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Women’s Voices: A Real Game Changer for the NFL

By Elizabeth Willse
The above public service announcement aired during the Jets-Bengals playoff game on Saturday, possibly unnoticed by football fans anxious to continue cheering their teams. But some fans saw, in this simple announcement, the culmination of a dramatic story that has been building on the sidelines. Throughout this football season, growing concerns about traumatic brain injury have shaken the complacency of…
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Gay Culverhouse, a Grandmother Who Speaks Truth to NFL Power

By Diane Vacca
Instantly noticeable among the dark suits at the House Judiciary Committee hearing two weeks ago, Gay Culverhouse stood out in her purple dress, but even more for what she said. She hammered the National Football League and its doctors relentlessly, charging that they treat individual football players as “a disposable commodity.” I confess, I don’t follow football. I don’t even…
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October Kickoff News Mix: NFL Owner’s Wife Charges Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rep. Baldwin “Hero” of GLBT History Month; Cambodia’s Mu Sochua Asks Clinton, All of Us for Help

By Women's Voices For Change
Whew! When fall  hits, so do a slew of official “months.” October is  now swathed in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month; less expected, however, is this sudden influx of pink National Football League merchandise. For the latter, it seems, we can thank Tanya Snyder, 47, whose husband Dan owns the Washington Redskins. She told The New York Times about…
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