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Fairfield County protests Texas’s Senate Bill 8

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director October 31, 2021

Drake’s song “Girls Want Girls” receives backlash for fetishizing lesbians on social media including Twitter and Instagram.

Drake’s ‘Girls Want Girls’ points to greater cultural issue, fetishizing queer women

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager September 22, 2021

“Say that you a lesbian, girl, me too” and “I can't wait to get off work to go and see you. Please bring your girlfriend along with you” are lyrics from a new Drake song released in early September...

Protesters in Westport gathered downtown on Sept. 5 in opposition to Texas’ restrictive abortion law. The event was organized by community members and leaders, and gained the attention of dozens of Westporters.

Texas abortion law despicable, but provides unexpected hope

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Managing Editor September 13, 2021

Texas’ oppressive abortion law that imposes bans on termination past a six week gestational age leaves little hope for people enslaved to both their reproductive cycle and discompassionate legislators....

Photos of young girls at a high school in Florida were edited to cover what was viewed as “revealing”

Objectifying girls’ bodies creates dangerous environments

Prasaus Yeager ’22, Staff Writer June 9, 2021

At a high school in Florida, female students’ yearbook photos were edited after being deemed “inappropriate.” The students reported that they felt that their bodies were being objectified since the...

Dress policy discriminates against women out of fear that women’s bodies are a distraction. However, men sexualizing women is not a woman’s fault and women wearing revealing clothing does mean they are automatically being “sexually suggestive.”

Staples dress code discriminates against female students

Lauren Hassell ’22, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

A week ago, I witnessed a female freshman at Staples being sent to the assistant principal’s office for wearing a tank top paired with a zip-up hoodie overtop. A male wearing a muscle shirt with a similar...

#TheyForShe is taking on the task of calling out everyday sexism and gender inequity in our community and helping men understand what it means to be a woman in today’s society. 

#TheyForShe promotes inclusivity, supports International Women’s History Month

Lily Klau ’23, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Social media feeds have been flooded with activism in the name of International Women’s History Month, and social studies teacher Cathy Schager and her Women in Society class have further celebrated...

Men and women polled by the ERACoalition were asked to indicate the degree to which they agreed or disagreed with  the statement: I would support an amendment to the US Constitution that guarantees equal rights for both men and women. The majority of those surveyed in both groups said they strongly agree. All information is courtesy of the ERA Coalition.

Equal Rights Amendment ratification fundamental to democracy

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,...

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

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

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...

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

International Women’s Day possesses necessary importance

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...

The Women in Society class posted posters throughout the school to promote the event.

Women in Society Class addresses sexual violence at Toquet Hall

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Director March 14, 2019

The Staples Women in Society class held a panel and showed a documentary titled “The Hunting Ground” at Toquet Hall, on March 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm in order to raise awareness about sexual assault and...

Kathryn Bigelow, director of the “The Hurt Locker,” (2009) is the only female in history to earn an Oscar for directing.

Female directors snubbed in 2019 Oscar nominations

Jack Lev ’20 February 4, 2019

Imagine a highly prestigious ceremony: best director is an award; a woman is announced as the winner; she walks up to make her speech. The ceremony you’re imagining is surely not the Oscars. Since...

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