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Most makeup advertisements target specifically women, feeding into societal gender stereotypes.

Beauty beyond gender: makeup brands sell stereotypes

Anna Kercher '25, Paper Features Editor June 15, 2023

Ultra-thin, angular, arched brows. Dreadful, mismatched lip liner. Offensive blue eyeshadow. These are all trends the beauty world has decided for the better to leave in the past. Can we agree to leave...

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, Web Features Editor 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...

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...

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.

New Boy Scouts of America rule raises questions and mixed reactions

Eliza Barr ’21, Photography director 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...

Its 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...

Billy Joel Concert at Madison Square Garden on June 20

The Rockin’ Road of a Female Classic Rock Fan

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...

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...

Choice between lifetime and team physical education splits genders

Choice between lifetime and team physical education splits genders

Claudia Chen, Features 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...

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...

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

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

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...

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