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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...

Women in Society Class addresses sexual violence at Toquet Hall

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

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 violence. Many Staples students attended the event to learn more about sexual assault and ask...

Female directors snubbed in 2019 Oscar nominations

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

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 1929, the Oscar nominations have recognized a mere five women in the best-director category: Lina...

Diverse Congress indicates necessary change

Diverse Congress indicates necessary change

Sophie Casey '20

January 9, 2019

Representation is implied in the House of Representatives, though the title now bears more accuracy. According to MSNBC, the 116th Congress is the most diverse in the United State’s history––a feat which is long overdue. Diversity on the congressional level benefits both the political system a...

“Captain Marvel”: Marvel Cinematic Universe releases first-ever female led movie

“Captain Marvel”: Marvel Cinematic Universe releases first-ever female led movie

October 4, 2018

By Mark Didio '20 Marvel entertainment released the first ever female-driven Superhero movie trailer, “Captain Marvel” on Sept. 18. Actress Brie Larson will star as Carol Danvers, who later becomes Marvel's first ever female lead, Captain Marvel. She is not only a female superhero, but one of...

New Westport Women’s Club president hopes to positively impact Westport community

New Westport Women’s Club president hopes to positively impact Westport community

September 26, 2018

By Chelsea Strober ’21 In addition to mother, realtor and board member of Neighbors and Newcomers of Westport, Christina McVaney can now add president of Westport Women’s Club (WWC) to her list of accomplishments. Following in her mothers and grandmother's footsteps, McVaney became involved in th...

Women in History class culminates year with gender equality panel

Women in History class culminates year with gender equality panel

May 21, 2018

By Emma Van Riper '20 The Women in History class held a panel on gender equality at Temple Israel on Wednesday, May 9. The panel covered a variety of topics such as feminism, intersectionality, gender equality and racism. The panel consisted of different female role models with a variety of backgr...

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