412: Allyson Felix Calls Out Nike, Supreme Court Considers Title VII for LGBTQ

Throwing Shade #412 October 9, 2019

Erin returns from Greece to share her experiences abroad! She discusses decorated track star Allyson Felix, who not only set the record for most gold medals shortly after having a baby, but who also publicized the duplicity of former sponsor Nike’s “support” for female athletes while simultaneously denying them maternity leave. Then, Bryan talks about the Supreme Court’s current consideration of whether the Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ workers, highlighting two specific cases in which people have had their lives upended after being fired over their sexuality.

 

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This episode is sponsored by Shame On You podcast.

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