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Gillette defies industry norms to point out toxic masculinity to consumers

One of the most impactful scenes in the commercial, dads are shown chanting “boys will be boys” as they are watching their sons take part in destructive behavior, highlighting the societal standards that make violence seem acceptable.

Roxy Augeri ’20

February 5, 2019

As a 16-year-old girl in 2019, I am constantly surrounded by toxic masculinity.. Being a part of the generation that is continually pushing the boundaries of acceptance, it seems impossible that issues surrounding masculinity and its definition still exist. I don’t know if I could tell you the last ...

‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ spreads the opposite of holiday cheer

‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ spreads the opposite of holiday cheer

Lily Kane ’20

January 2, 2019

As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, one thing that helps me get through the harsh winter season is the promise of uplifting and joyful holiday music. Whether it’s Justin Bieber singing about his adventures under the mistletoe or Bing Crosby belting out a ballad about a picturesque wh...

Larry Nassar trials sends shockwaves to Staples

Picture from Paul Sancya/Associated Press

March 26, 2018

By Abigail Fleming '20 On June 30, 2017 Westport’s YMCA showtime gymnastics team qualified for a showcase in Austria under the delegation of USA Gymnastics (USAG). Five months later this news began to mean something different. USA Gymnastics is a world renowned organization, but also the organization...

Let’s take back what’s ours

Let’s take back what's ours

January 24, 2018

By Emma Greenberg '18   Sexual assault allegations rocked Hollywood, the feminism board got torn apart in school and treated as a joke, nationally every day there’s another victim shaming and children get sexualized for wearing shirts that show their collarbone. Trump came into office as...

Democrat Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore in Special Senate Race

Democrat Doug Jones defeats Republican Roy Moore in Special Senate Race

January 4, 2018

Ava Simunovic '20  Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican opponent, Roy Moore, in Alabama’s special Senate race on Dec. 13. Throughout the night, the leading polls shifted between Jones and Moore.  In the end, Jones won with a mere 1.5 percent margin. “My family and I were on the edge of o...

Sexual harassment accusations prompt #MeToo social media movement

Sexual harassment accusations prompt #MeToo social media movement

November 4, 2017

Isabella Didio ’18 In light of recent accusations of sexual harassment by film producer Harvey Weinstein, the hashtag “#MeToo” has become a national tool that women are using to share their own stories of sexual abuse. The social media movement took off after actress Alyssa Milano tweeted, “If you...

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