The Rubicon

Will the future ever be female?

Will the future ever be female?
No. It may be impossible for an entire society and culture to change overnight. But it is possible for women to do the impossible, as an individual.
January 29, 2020
Little girls all around the world are told that they can do anything they set their mind to—that their opportunities are endless, and that they have just as much brains, will, and power as any man. But in today’s culture, is this even a possibility?

Poetry class uses English commons to read poems about activism

Junior Gabriella Thompson reads
October 24, 2019
Students read poems about topics ranging from the assassination of Harvey Milk to changing the world and the importance of acting on an issue versus talking about it.

Grande empowers women with new music

September 27, 2018
She is an icon for women all over the world. “Sweetener” is a prime example for how she carries herself and gives inspiration to her fans because of the intimacy and relatability of the lyrics.

White feminism pervades social justice at SPA

White feminism pervades social justice at SPA
April 25, 2018
It is important to note that not all feminists who are white are white feminists, and that feminists of color can be white feminists. That being said, anyone who claims to be a feminist must aim for intersectional feminism.

A war on words: feminism vs. egalitarianism

A war on words: feminism vs. egalitarianism
February 1, 2018
Two side, one issue: should we use the word feminism to describe gender equality?

Women’s March MN holds Hear Our Voice event

Minneapolis City Council member Andrea Jenkins addresses the crowd at Hear Our Voice.
January 22, 2018
Hear Our Voice was held on January 21st and prompted attendees to start volunteering and vote for female politicans.

These gendered halls (pt. 2): female voices minimized at Harkness tables and more

Ninth graders Julia Scott and Gabriella Thompson, as well as sophomore Savita Yopp explain their experiences as female-identifying students at school. “The fact is, we still live in a society that’s very biased against women,” Yopp said.
December 27, 2017
Three female underclassmen discuss the school's attitude toward women. This is the second in a 3-part series on the school experience seen through the lens of gender.

Franken called resignation ‘ironic’, but he needed to focus on actions

Al Franken announced his resignation from the Senate in the coming weeks amidst multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.
December 8, 2017
Al Franken fails to show true accountability for his actions despite still calling himself an ally to women.

Advisories gather to celebrate International Women’s Day

Seniors Amodhya Samarakoon, Stephanie Li, Noor Quiereshy, Sarah Murad, and Tabeer Naqvi work on their feminist stickers.
March 10, 2017
Advisories participated in the HERSpace feminist sticker contest on March 8.

Women’s March inspires students, teachers to join the Washington protest

And estimated 500,000 people, many wearing pink hats with cat ears, march the streets of Washing D.C. as part of the Women's March on Washington.
January 26, 2017
Senior Ella Matticks marched with her mom; US science teacher Beth Seibel-Hunt marched with her family.

Senior Maya Edstrom shares photography project after election

Edstrom works on her prodject. Photo Credit: Enneking-Norton.
Statement from the artist
December 6, 2016
Senior Maya Edstrom created a photography project to express the feelings of women in the community after the election.

The Power of Makeup

Junior Heba Sandozi models for a #powerofmakeup picture, where half of her face has makeup and the other half is completely bare. “There’s this strange, but really cool phenomenon where wearing makeup can make you feel more confident,” Sandozi said.
Makeup empowers, but does not define
December 13, 2015
Makeup empowers, but does not define students in their daily lives.
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