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Quarantining brings back old gender norms

Quarantining brings back old gender norms

Sophia Gibson, Features Editor

May 22, 2020

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, much of the world’s population has had to restructure their daily lives. In the Bay Area, the shelter in place order has forced adults to work remotely from home, and children to learn online. As families are constantly forced together, change in family dynamics...

Growth in gender affinity groups points to need for more talk on sexism, Urban School students say

Jacob Winick, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

With approximately 140 members combined, Students for Women’s Equality and Rights (SWEAR) and Young Men’s Group (YMG) are a strong presence at Urban this year. Students signed up to join the SWEAR and YMG online conferences at a rapid rate in September, according to student leaders for both groups. “SWEAR...

Opinion: When it comes to sexism, girls may be more than half of the problem

SNL actors Nasim Pedrad and Seth Meyers joke about women’s once-icy, but now thawing, sentiments for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 
Photo from NBC.com/Fair Use exemption

Marney Kline

March 27, 2013

In the film, “When Harry Met Sally,” 22-year-old Sally (Meg Ryan) arrives in New York to pursue the trifecta of modern-day womanhood: career, partner, and social milieu. Several years later, Sally sobs into her pillowcase, Harry (Billy Crystal) at her side, lamenting her ex-boyfriend’s marriage...

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