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Dismissed and Excluded
Sexism in my school stock trading club
author image The writer is excluded and mansplained by boys in her school’s stock market trading club. She blames it on what she sees as a sexist culture in finance and creates her own club that is more welcoming to girls.

When I was a freshman, I joined a stock trading club at my school. The club teaches kids about investing in financial markets... [more]

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