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Women’s History Month inspires morning announcements

Women's History Month inspires morning announcements
April 24, 2015

March was Women's History Month, and one student at Abington High School, Jilliane Mortimer, used the morning announcements to celebrate the occasion. Each day of the month, she gave a daily quote from...

Misconceptions of feminism

Misconceptions of feminism
April 16, 2015

In our society today, the word feminism has gained a negative connotation. Some people seem to believe that feminists think they are “better than men” or that they “hate men.” Just mentioning the...

Barbie: ultimate feminist or unhealthy role model?

Barbie: ultimate feminist or unhealthy role model?
April 15, 2015

She's a doctor, an astronaut, a teacher, and one of the most divisive children's toys on the market. Most adults, especially women, have some kind of opinion on Barbie. Here are two opposing viewpoints...

New club inspires controversy, discussion

New club inspires controversy, discussion
April 15, 2015

Tweet sent. Sophomore Spencer Kahn takes a deep breath. He waits for the inevitable backlash that is bound to come from what he’s done. His phone buzzes with notifications of favorites, retweets and...

Fashion-forward feminism

Fashion-forward feminism
April 9, 2015

Senior Jourdan Gilbert wore a skirt that hovered a couple inches above her knees and a sweater that stopped just where the skirt began high on her hips. The buttoned shirt under the sweater cinched snugly...

Looking at the literature canon through a feminist lens

Looking at the literature canon through a feminist lens
January 12, 2015

Novels like The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, and Of Mice and Men, despite differing genres and story plots, all bear one similarity: the gender of their authors. Dartmouth High's English curriculum does...

Feminism promotes equality for all

Feminism promotes equality for all
December 29, 2014

They claim to advocate for equality. They claim to want the opportunity to hold any career position. They argue against modern feminism while simultaneously expressing the desire for egalitarianism. They...

#GamerGate: Scandal shows decline in media ethics

#GamerGate: Scandal shows decline in media ethics
December 5, 2014

Twitter has been buzzing in the gaming world these past few weeks. The #GamerGate hashtag is a tag in regards to corruption in gaming journalism. This movement mainly started after an indie gamer named...

Indie comedy ‘In A World…’ shines and challenges

2013 movie uses sharp wit and humor to challenge views on feminism
November 17, 2014

"In A World…" stars Lake Bell, who wrote and directed the film, as Carol Solomon, a vocal coach hoping to break into the male-dominated Hollywood niche industry of voice-overs. She competes with her...

Fem-vertising: The new effective advertising

Fem-vertising: The new effective advertising
Fem-vertising has become popular and effective, proving that brands do not have to resort to stereotypes and prey on women's insecurities to sell their products.
November 4, 2014

Recently, “Fem-vertising” has become increasingly popular for many brands. You may have seen ads that promote women and break down gender stereotypes. Some of these brands include Verizon, Pantene,...

Sexy turns scary

Sexy turns scary
Halloween costumes raise hemlines, eyebrows
October 27, 2014

Ten years ago, children donned costumes galore and filled the neighborhood streets. Outfits ranged from ghosts and wizards, to more gender-specific getups, such as princesses and knights in shining armor....

Just ‘Let It Go,’ you guys: Why new Disney princesses are better

Just 'Let It Go,' you guys: Why new Disney princesses are better
April 4, 2014

Nostalgia can be blinding. Having grown up with all the older Disney princess movies—for the purposes of this article, defined as any princess movie made before 2000 — it’s really tempting for me...

Women in media: You can’t be what you can’t see

Women in media: You can’t be what you can’t see
March 21, 2014

The media contributes highly to the major problem of the under-representation of women in positions of power and leadership roles. The documentary, Miss Representation, gives the audience a shocking view...

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