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Why women’s teams aren’t silently accepting inequality anymore

After a few days of observing an embarrassment of gender inequities between the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments, fully displayed on social media by many female college players, Northwestern guard Veronica Burton thought back to her early playing days.

Were practice times really fair between the boys and girls teams in high school? Didn’t the boys get more shoes and more attention?

If that was true, what other slights have been ignored? What subtle messages downplaying inequality have been absorbed? How much have she and others silently put up with?

“Sometimes we overlook it at this point because we’re so used to it,” Burton said, preparing for No. 7 seed Northwestern’s

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