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Whitman debate team moves toward gender equality, women debaters face challenges

Whitman debate team moves toward gender equality, women debaters face challenges

Rose Woodbury

November 17, 2011

In the debate community, it's not uncommon to hear derogatory terms used to describe female debaters who come across as overly aggressive. The unequal gender ratio within the activity seems to stem partly from its history as an activity practiced largely by white males and also from general sexism in...

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