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Challenging Misogyny—Inside and Out
The casual demeaning of women has got to go.
author image When Eunisah explores misogyny as part of a journalism assignment, she discovers that the songs she used to "bob my head to and sing along" were rife with lyrics demeaning women.

Hatred or disrespect for women: that’s what misogyny means, as I learned in my 10th grade creative writing class. Soon after, I got an assignment in my journalism class: Raise awareness about an issue... [more]

Are We Equal Yet? Are We Equal Yet?
Don’t Call Me A Distraction - Does Trey Songz Hate Women? - She's a Free Throw Pro - I'm a Boy—And a Feminist - PLUS: A Teen's Fight to Stop Sex Trafficking
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From Shy Boy to Ally David’s shy, but when a friend is bullied once too often, he speaks up. This makes him a target, but instead of backing down, David continues to protest. His tenacity pays off. [more]
Even Working People Need Government Assistance The writer, a Stuyvesant High School student, is eligible for free lunch and her family is on food stamps. She writes about how this government assistance benefits her. [more]
Climate Change Hurts the Poor First Climate change isn't a far off concept, it's affecting us now. Cindy urges our politicians to make the issue a priority and to take immediate actions. [more]
Book Review: <em>The Kite Runner</em> “Before I read The Kite Runner,” Hoa writes, “I thought Afghanistan was only a terrorist haven. Now I realize it’s a country with people who are just like me.” [more]
Trump’s Rhetoric Encourages Bullying in School David reports on a study that finds teachers have noted an increase in bullying during this election campaign and “an alarming level of fear and anxiety among children of color.” [more]
My First Protest Jaelyn heads down to New York City’s City Hall to cover rally protesting police brutality against black people organized by Millions March NYC, a local group affiliated with Black Lives Matter. [more]
History Repeating: A Review of <em>Orphan Train</em> by Christina Baker Kline Marlo reviews a novel about two girls in foster care in different eras and finds aspects of being in care that are timeless. [more]
Girl Crazy DeAnna comes out to her mother as bisexual and gets a surprising response. Eventually, she identifies as a "full-time lesbian." [more]
I Choose Foster Care The author 's mom swings wildly from sweet to violent. The author wants her family but at 19, decides to opt for the benefits of foster care. [more]
My Body, Not Your Business Boys sexually harass the writer in middle school after she develops. Her friends don't take it seriously and she's too embarrassed to tell her parents. [more]
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