Shields, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, is working to highlight the major discrepancies between men's and women’s boxing, including a pay gap owed to less time spent inside the ring. She says she and her fellow female fighters are willing to put in the work to earn the same pay as their male colleagues if they are permitted the extra time to complete more money-making performances and knockouts.
"These shootings overwhelmingly — almost exclusively — are males, boys, men. I do think that is missing in the national conversation," Newsom said, according to Politico. "I think that goes deep to the issue of how we raise our boys to be men, goes deeply to values that we tend to hold dear — power, dominance, aggression, over empathy, care and collaboration."