The Vermont Cynic

Teaching empowers

Teaching empowers

Autumn Lee, Life Columnist

March 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Culture, Life, Uncategorized

Conversations around education often focus on the gender imbalance among students. What I don’t hear discussed is gender representation among teachers. More than three quarters of kindergarten through high school teachers are women, according to a September 2014 New York Times article. Sitting in ...

Male entitlement in the academic setting

Male entitlement in the academic setting

Mills Sparkman

October 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Elle Woods, Hermione Granger and Gabriella Montez are fearless female leaders of our time. They’re all female movie characters with strong opinions and academic drive. While their male peers are admired for these traits, these characters are seen as bossy and unlikeable because they’re ...

Periods just entered the twenty-first century

Periods just entered the twenty-first century

January 26, 2016


Filed under Life

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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