Gaby Rodriguez spent her senior year with a fake pregnant belly on her body. She was told her entire life that she was going to end up just like the rest of her family: pregnant as a teen in high school. Defying all stereotypes, and working hard to disprove them, she used her year-long senior project to change everyone’s minds. The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez is a realistic, eye-opening story that all teenagers should read. One of the things that makes it such a good book is the rawness you feel the whole time.
A YA Feminist Manifesto Okay, guys, can we talk about how awesomely feminist The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is? Early on in the book, Frankie claims she heard all this feminist talk from her older sister who 's in college, and she almost kind of brushes it off as pretentious jabber that she is subjected to. But throughout the book, Frankie oozes feminism. I mean, the whole book is about her deciding that women should be a part of this secret society at her boarding school, and she goes about becoming a sort-of member of said society. Other characters, like Frankie 's roommate, also comment on the inherent sexism within their school, like how Frankie is a sophomore who suddenly became hot over the summer, and all these
Everyone told her she was going to end up like her siblings and mother. They thought she would get pregnant and drop out. She wanted to change what they thought and stopped stereotypes, so as her senior project she did a fake pregnancy and gave them what they excepted from her. Rodriguez wanted to make a difference; she didn’t want people to go by statistics or stereotypes. Her story is clearly told with her strong voice and great story.
Last week, award winning investigative reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones visited Emerson to accept the President’s award for civic leadership. Jones is known for writing pieces about modern civil rights issues including modern coverage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the Black Lives Matters movement and the effects of the school desegregation busing programs placed in the 1970s. At the event, the audience was taken over by Emerson student, many who were there as aspiring journalist of were there for class. Twenty year-old second semester Junior, Savannah WilliamsRadecic attended after her professor for her Social Movement class, Roger House, requested that her class go to the event. By the end of the ceremony, WilliamsRadecic was glad she attended
Everyone thinks that once you get out of Jr.high your going to be a wild crazy teenager. You would go to parties, go where you wanted, and have no rules. But the sad part is that 's not reality and you have to wake up at some point. This is a story about a girl named Remmy and how she survived her first high school year. Picture this a girl with long blonde hair and blue eyes who has no clue what to expect on her first day of highschool.
Sheryl Sandberg’s Campaign #banbossy tried to empower women through social media photography. Oprah Winfry’s four lines to her women follower, sent out to 21 million followers. “HelloRuby” a project by Linda Lukas, a feminist to raise the awareness and funds to help the women who wishes to go for higher studies but facing financial hurdles. “PinkStinks” was an online company to hit the companies of toy makers, clothes and projecting the women as crazy pink lovers and lovey dovey sides only in their advertisements and publicity material. It was one awareness campaign to challenge the stereotypes.
Growing up, people would always ask "what do you want to be when you grow up?" flash-forward to senior year of high school where the most common question asked became “where are you going to college?” Time was flying by and although I had a pretty good idea on where I wanted to attend in the fall, when I was accepted to all of my top choices, the decision became a challenge. Strangely enough Xavier University of Louisiana was the last school I applied to. It was nowhere on my radar until I did my research. I remember being on the phone with my sister reading her information from their website.
How have race and class impacted women’s access to birth control and abortion? Though the infamous and most utilized method of birth control today, the pill, was not popularized until the 1960s, women have been experimenting with and developing a multitude of different types of birth control as well as seeking safe, effective abortifacients and abortions for hundreds of years. History most often tells the unblemished, classic story of Margaret Sanger and the fight for women and their reproductive rights in the early-mid 20th century. Though an incredibly significant part of history, this is just a small piece of the story, for it only shares the perspective of the birth control movement from middle-class white women. This small glimpse into
The inspiration for Speak came from two places in particular. Anderson’s daughter was getting older and she wanted to write about the struggles of being a girl. She also wrote this book on a personal level, because she was a victim of sexual assault herself before her freshman year. So she wrote Speak from the perspective of both mother and victim. She is also from New York, which is where
The issue presented in this selection shows that Gaby Rodriguez is sick and tired of being expected that she will be a mother just like her mother and her older siblings. She was in honor classes and wanted to be the first of her family to go to college, everyone expected her to drop out of high school and not gradate unlike some Latina’s who would oppose the statistics by just doing well in school. She decided to fake her own pregnancy to get reactions and understand the stereotypes and what pregnant teens have to face. 2. Based on the information presented in this selection, do you feel this is an accurate account of the issue?