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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...

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...

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...

The Rockin’ Road of a Female Classic Rock Fan

Billy Joel Concert at Madison Square Garden on June 20

Lauren Stack, staff writer

January 17, 2016

For as long as I can remember, classic rock has been my favorite genre of music. I was raised by parents who never skip a Bruce Springsteen song and  know every Pink Floyd lyric. But what really lead me to classic rock was my unbearable frustration with overplayed and autotuned pop music containing lyr...

Gender Divide

Amina Abdulkareem, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

Pink versus blue. Barbies versus action figures. Dance versus football. There are gender stereotypes linked to each of these words, associations often made without malice or conscious prejudice. But the truth is that they are stereotypes all the same, so ingrained in our culture that shaking them...

Choice between lifetime and team physical education splits genders

Choice between lifetime and team physical education splits genders

Claudia Chen, Sports Editor

April 3, 2014

For several weeks, students have been selecting classes. Honors or A? Culinary or drawing? And for sophomores this year: lifetime or team physical education? Guidance counselor Deborah Slocum said that the choice is gender-divided, with most boys choosing team and most girls deciding on lifetime; for ma...

Greater choice gender-segregates gym class

Greater choice gender-segregates gym class

Claire Quigley, Opinions Editor

January 31, 2014

Gone are the days of boys and girls huddling together under multicolored parachutes, forming alliances in the cutthroat world of freeze tag, and sacrificing themselves for fellow minnows.  These epic displays of valor have ceased to exist beyond the doors of elementary school gyms. Today, Staples...

A Different Kind of Gender Gap: Teenage Attitudes on Pornography Differ Between the Sexes

Although pornography is a broad category that is difficult to specifically define, its social acceptability is defined in part by the viewer's gender.

Ben Reiser and Jamie Wheeler-Roberts

April 12, 2013

In middle school health classes, when the topic turns to sex education, there’s a clear divide between genders as to how they deal with their own questions, Bedford Middle School health teacher Joanne Rogers, said. “I find that boys are more eager to answer or ask questions during large-group...

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