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‘Mrs. America’ reifies relevance of ERA

Men and women polled by the ERA Coalition were asked to indicate the degree to which they agreed or disagreed with the statement:

Sophie Casey '20, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

For me, “Mrs. America” is a gradually unfurling, forgone tragedy. I already know the ill-fated story of the fall of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). In the margins of a 10th grade notebook, I scribbled annotations on our country’s abiding inability to ensure equality on the basis of sex.  Given...

Inequality in Ludlowe athletics prompts Title IX investigation

After complaints about inequalities in post for boys’ and girls’ teams, the Ludlowe Athletics Department’s Twitter is under a Title IX investigation.

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

January 11, 2020

Being a student-athlete comes with many challenges. At times, trying to balance school work, practice and carving out free time to relax can be nearly impossible. When athletes achieve their goals, whether that be winning a game or simply showing improvement, it feels as if the long days of hard wor...

Equal Rights Amendment ratification fundamental to democracy

Men and women polled by the ERACoalition were asked to indicate the degree to which they agreed or disagreed with  the statement:

Sophie Casey '20, Web Managing Editor

January 3, 2020

I first learned of the Equal Rights Amendment as a relic of history. In the room of my sophomore American history class, I committed to memory not only the sequence of presidents and a timeline of war, but also our country’s inability to ensure equality on the basis of sex.  The Equal Rights A...

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team files gender discrimination lawsuit

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team celebrates their win at a 2012 Olympic Qualifier game.

Alex Sprouls '19, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

The United States Women’s National Soccer Team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation to pursue equal pay. The 28 members of the team filed the class-action lawsuit in a federal court in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights A...

International Women’s Day possesses necessary importance

Students in Women in History encouraged their peers to partake in activities for International Women's Day, including wearing purple to school and answering various true or false questions.

Dana Perelberg ’20

March 19, 2019

If you look at a calendar, you’ll find that there’s a designated day for everything: National Ice Cream Day, Puzzle Day, even a day entirely dedicated to chocolate cake. But the hallways festooned in purple and decorated with balloons and streamers celebrate a day of little frivolity: Internatio...

New Boy Scouts of America rule raises questions and mixed reactions

State senator, Will Haskell, poses with part of Troop 19, that consists of girls officially joining Scouts of America. The new rule that went into effect Feb. 1, now allows girls between 11 and 17 to join what was formerly known as Boy Scouts of America.

Eliza Barr ’21, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

As of Feb. 1, girls can join the troops of formerly named-Boy Scouts of America following a gender inclusive decision made by the organization in October 2017. Previously, Girl Scouts were widely recognized to do activities such as sell cookies and other crafts whereas boys might typically do campi...

Woman awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize for the fifth time in 117 years

Woman awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize for the fifth time in 117 years

October 5, 2018

By Nicky Brown '19 Each year, Nobel Prizes are awarded to professionals in six categories: literature, physics, peace, medicine, chemistry and economic sciences. This year, a female chemistry professor received the chemistry award, becoming only the fifth woman to win this prize. On Oct. 3, France...

Iceland closes the payment gap.. Will America follow suit?

Iceland closes the payment gap.. Will America follow suit?

January 23, 2018

On Jan. 4, 2018, Iceland initiated a law that will ensure woman and men are paid equally. The law enforces that any employers who have 25 employees or more, must prove to the government they are paying according to hours and position rather than gender. Iceland plans on completely closing the government...

Why should people choose Lyft over Uber

Why should people choose Lyft over Uber

January 15, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19 Uber and Lyft are very similar platforms that people use as a means of transportation; however, there is a division between people who prefer one over the other. Uber was created March 2009, and Lyft was created June 2012. I personally am more familiar with Uber becaus...

The Unitarian Church persists against violence and hatred

The Unitarian Church persists against violence and hatred

October 6, 2017

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19 & Bailey Blaikie ’19 The Unitarian Church is displaying a “Black Lives Matter” banner for the third time after previous vandalizations on Aug. 23 and again on Sept. 24. The church is located on 10 Lyons Plains Road in Westport. The first banner that hung by the ...

[April 2017] Classes will always struggle for equality

[April 2017] Classes will always struggle for equality

April 26, 2017

By: Jackie Sussman '17 Nicola Alexander ’17 came from a long line of social conquerors; her sister, mother and aunt had climbed Staples’ social ladder. Nicola’s name had to carry the weight of a junior’s backpack and be as ubiquitous as Neenan’s gaze. There was an air of disgruntlement...

It’s called neutralizing: The way to making gender equality happen

It's called neutralizing: The way to making gender equality happen

April 3, 2017

By Shaina Selvaraju '17 We talk about significant figures in history, and then we talk about significant women in history. In reality though, the first list should actually be called significant men in history because women cannot be found on it. For some reason, just for being a woman, our type of s...

Where Connecticut towns stand on the Municipal Equality Index

Where Connecticut towns stand on the Municipal Equality Index

October 28, 2016

Anna Rhoads '19 The Human Rights Campaign released the “Municipal Equality Index 2016” this month. The index gives a score to cities based on their “non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership's public position on equality.”...

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