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Iran takes steps to stop violence against women

Iran takes steps to stop violence against women

On May 20, 2020, 14-year-old Romina Rashaf prepared to go to sleep as usual, on her family’s farm in northern Iran. Little did she know, she would not live to see the next day. Three weeks earlier, her father, Reza Ashrafi, had called a lawyer, inquiring about the...

Opinion: Redefining gender equality for all

Opinion: Redefining gender equality for all

This is an open letter in regards to the United Nation’s Goal 5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. “How can be we end all forms of discrimination against women?” should never have been a question asked in the first place. Sadly, it has been...

Message to my next president: Make America more equal

Message to my next president: Make America more equal

Dear future president,  My name is Avery Wang, and I am an Asian American girl whose family originates from Taiwan. I was born in America, but being Asian and female in this country, I have experienced racial and gender inequalities. This comes with being treated...

The dress code dilemma: Sexist attitudes at Charter Oak

The dress code dilemma: Sexist attitudes at Charter Oak

It isn't a secret that school dress codes are primarily aimed towards women. However, dress codes in schools are okay but the sexist attitudes that coincide with it, is not. According to niche.com, the amount of schools with dress codes have jumped 21% from 2000 to...

My message: Close the gender wage gap

My message: Close the gender wage gap

Dear future president, I know that you have a lot of issues to take care of, but I think you should listen to some of the kids who are unable vote yet. What you do in your time in office affects our lives too. One issue that I am really passionate about is gender...

My message: Promote gender equality in the workplace

My message: Promote gender equality in the workplace

Dear future president, As a young woman aspiring to become a doctor, I often find myself thinking about the position that society will take on the role of women in certain workplaces. I am conscious of how women are treated as inferior to men in working environments,...