The Vermont Cynic

Scout’s honor” inequality

Scout's honor

Staff Editorial

October 18, 2017

Last week, Boy Scouts of America announced that the organization was opening the Eagle Scout rank to girls. We agree that gender is a social construct, and the aim of BSA is to show that anyone should be able to join the scouting organization. We understand that being able to enroll children in...

Periods just entered the twenty-first century

Periods just entered the twenty-first century

January 26, 2016

In the fifth grade, I was handed a parcel wrapped in purple floral cellophane. Its contents?  A mini deodorant, panty-liners, two maxi pads and two tampons. I was officially a woman. With a pad as my shield and a tampon as my sword, I was ready to combat the next 40 years of menstruation. For the nex...

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