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Women’s History Month: Celebrating the fight for equality since 1994

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Suffragettes on the picket line in front of the White House in 1917. Suffragettes fought for the equal right to vote between men and women. Photo provided by Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. President Ronald Reagan authorized the proclamation of the observance of “National Women’s Week” starting March 7, 1981. However, that week…

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In the Driver’s Seat: Women of Saudi Arabia granted right to drive

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On September 26th, 2017, King Salman of Saudi Arabia lifted the country’s restrictions on women driving. The ban was lifted after years of women’s rights advocates pushing for a change in legislation, including,18 years ago in 1990, women protested by driving their cars around until the police stopped them. Women’s rights have always been up…

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You’ve been served: O’Reilly fired from Fox following sexual harassment lawsuits

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Photo of Bill O’Reilly during an interview by MyNewsLA Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly was fired after being accused of sexual harassment in the workplace less than a year after Roger Ailes left Fox with over 20 allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct at Fox News. Bill O’Reilly officially left Fox News on Wednesday April…

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One less lonely girl: Are Pence’s comments about women sexist?

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Vice President Mike Pence speaking in Mesa,  Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore. Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, is notorious for his views and comments on social issues like LGBTQ+ rights, abortion, education, and more. Having said this, it’s not surprising that yet another remark has been widely publicized within the past week. Recently,…

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Wonder Women: Five women in entertainment that will go down in history

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Women’s History Month has just ended, but it’s never a bad time to celebrate powerful and inspiring women. Here is a short list of some of today’s: Gina Rodriguez Gina Rodriguez is the second Latina actress to have won a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Actress. Her lead role on the CW comedy-drama Jane the…

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Girl Code: Two female coders bring social change through video games

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Andy Gonzales and Sophie Houser smile while Ms. Shawn Mauser introduces them to the middle school audience. Many in the audience later personally asked them questions about their process and expressed their own interest in coding. Photo by Beatriz Ruiz.  Sophie Houser and Andrea (Andy) Gonzales are two nineteen-year olds that met at a Girls…

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FemiNO: Non-intersectional feminism and its harmful effects on diverse women

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Katie Guttenberg holds a sign showing support of trans women that reads “Support your sisters not just your cis-ters” at the New York City Millions Women march. Photo by Jon Guttenberg. Feminism is defined as “the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes”. This definition shows how feminism is…

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Women’s march on Washington: Here’s what happened at the international women’s march

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On Saturday, January 21, millions of women took to the streets of Washington D.C., along with cities across the United States. The march is estimated to be the biggest one-day protest in United States history, with an estimated 2.9 million women marching.

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Speak Up! Laurie Halse Anderson Talks Politics, Patriarchy

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Recently, as a part of the last leg of her book tour, Young Adult author Laurie Halse Anderson (author of Speak and the Chains trilogy) visited ARS students for a Q and A presentation and book signing. Anderson draws the attention of the crowd filling the cafeteria with animated motion and passionate storytelling, bringing up…

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Class of 2020 explores feminism in english class

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The class of 2020 have just finished working on a “feminist criticism” unit. As a project, the students decorated the lockers that line the hallway near Ms. Langley’s room. During this unit, the 7th graders read and wrote various pieces that touched the topic of feminism in different ways. Each group had a inquiry question to…

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