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Gender Equality
Grade 10

Ending Sexual Violence

Hello, my name is Kiera Lyles and I am in 9th grade at Cesar Chavez Parkside High School. Did you know that over 400,000 women and girls are victims of rape and sexual assault each year in the United States? I want to live in a world where women and girls are not getting sexually […]

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Gender Equality
Grade 10

Child Marriage

Hello, my name is Destiny Hardy a 10th grader from McKinley Tech, and my topic is child marriage. Do you have a child under the age of 18? Now, how would you like to attend their wedding this year? Approximately 12 million girls are married before they turn 18 every year; underaged girls – like […]

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Gender Equality
Grade 7

The Problem of Domestic Violence

Greetings, my name is Brizel Martinez Cruz and today we will be addressing domestic violence against women. Imagine your husband entering your home immediately abusing you and, if your children dare to interfere, they get abused as well. This is what my grandma faced almost all her life. My grandma faced this situation because of […]

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Gender Equality
Grade 6

Women’s Inequality

Hey! My name is Amyah, I am in the 6th grade. I attend Achievement Prep. I am an honor roll student. When I get older I don’t want to worry about my future getting compromised because of a pay gap! I want to be a doctor and don’t want to be discriminated against because of […]

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Gender Equality
Grade 10

The Struggle to Keep Abortion Legal

With a change in presidency, abortion access rights are being threatened. Republicans tend to support pro-life, and, therefore, want to reinstate anti-abortion laws. With a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate to support Republican President Donald Trump, Roe V. Wade, a landmark court case that recognized, legislated, and protected pro-choice laws, is […]

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Gender Equality
Grade 8

Tampon Tax

I know that I am lucky to be a girl in the United States, especially when menstruation is concerned. I have access to everything I need to manage my menstrual health and hygiene. However, girls and women are marginalized by the fact that feminine hygiene products are subject to the luxury tax. The tax makes […]

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Gender Equality
Grade 10

The Dangers of Gender-Specific Advertising

Have you ever walked down the toy aisle of a large department store and noticed the great amount of disparity between toys meant for girls and boys? The difference between the pretty, delicate, pink features of girls’ toys and the rough-and-tumble, destructive blue toys made with boys in mind is jarring, but the connotations of […]

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Gender Equality
Grade 10

Gender Roles in Modern Society

I have personally been pressured to behave and dress in more traditionally feminine ways by my mother and sisters. This often goes against my nerdy, tomboyish nature, especially since I do not enjoy wearing things like earrings, high-heels, (most) bright colors, or frilly clothes – the types of things that are equated to femininity. I […]

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Gender Equality
Grade 12

Wage Equality for Women

Equal pay for men and women is extremely important. Why would anybody want to be paid less because of his or her gender? I wouldn’t want to receive less money because I am a female, especially if I have all the qualifications as my male co-worker and work the same exact hours as him. I […]

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