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Jordyn Russell and Delaney Powell

Globally, one in three women experiences gender-based violence in her lifetime. One in three.

Although there is solid evidence proving gender inequality, it is still an issue many refuse to believe.

In a previous article, “Gender Rolls, the Worst Kind of Bread,” written on this topic, many interesting comments were prompted about sexism. The article featured a few of the school’s feminists. It also featured an anonymous contributor who had strong opinions on the subject. More…

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Kelsey Bisetti

Both men and women alike rise each day with a cause. Many will march for equality, they will chant for freedom, and they will fight to have their voices heard.

On January 21, many set out to stand with women. Participants joined in the Women’s Marches for many reasons. Some were asking for more women in Congress, others were protesting the discrimination in all of its form, some are just angry with Trump in general.

When those in powerful positions make derogatory, and offensive remarks against certain groups of people – women, refugees, migrants, LGBTI, people with disabilities for example – the message it sends is that discrimination is acceptable. It is not, never has been and never will be,” says Kate Allen, director of Amnesty International UK. More…

Gender Roles are the Worst Kind of Bread 35

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Delany Powell

The American Association for the Advancement of Science recently opened a study which showed that girls starting at the age of six are less likely to believe that people of their own gender are brilliant, which harkens back many studies from years and years ago.

Back in 2004, the AAAS did a study showing that children are not born with a sense of what is “socially acceptable” for their specific gender. They believe whatever they are told, whether that is to play with dolls or action figures, to wear dresses or pants.

The study and the article along with it say that we shouldn’t teach kids to be close-minded about these things, that kids should be raised to believe they can be whoever they feel is fit. Many students here at Stacey agree. More…