Author Archives: Katrina Hacker

Sex, Gender, and Sport

At the Olympic Games this summer, competitors from around the world will present dazzling displays of athleticism and sportsmanship—that is, if they meet the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) sex criteria. On June 22nd, just five weeks before the opening ceremonies in London, the IOC ruled that testosterone levels will be used to determine the eligibility […]

Dying with Dignity in Massachusetts

The presidential and senatorial elections won’t be the only hotly contested issues on Election Day in Massachusetts this year. On Tuesday November 6th, Massachusetts residents will vote on a Death with Dignity Law; if the ballot measure passes, Massachusetts will join Oregon and Washington in legalizing physician assisted suicide. Physician assisted suicide was made legal […]