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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.
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...

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

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

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...

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...

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....

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...

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