Gender Inequality has always been an issue in the United States. In the 19th century, many women began to protest for women’s rights. Some of the most notable are Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and many more. This movement picked up steam in the 20th century, and in 1920, women’s right to vote was passed into law by Congress. This lets them have all citizenship rights, but this was not the end of the movement. We have had many events that women’s rights activists have had to stand up for. One of the most recent events was the overturning of Roe v. Wade. In this case, the Supreme Court has left it up to the states to decide if abortion is legal or not. This ignited the nation, with protests all around the United States.
With our group at Exeter, The Aequalis, we strive to create a better, and more just future in gender equality. We are focusing on creating a safe work environment, where students can express themselves openly. To do this, we need to lessen restrictions on what students can wear. Many dress codes have very strict rules, such as not showing collarbones or shoulders, because they are “distracting.” This is not right, and we need your help to support this idea. We will be hosting a field day from 6-8 pm on July 30th, right behind the cafeteria and library, usually where the cookouts are. You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in, or you deem appropriate. NO DRESS CODE!