Lisa Spitzer

As Interviewed by Noah S.
"It is something that will be way in the past. It was important then and it is important today, but we will all be seen as just equal and just living our lives and trying to do the right thing and be the best person we can."
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Rima Elhagehassan

Noor Elhagehassan
"" I love being around people who are more understanding and who believe I am a peaceful person and my religion is peaceful and that the scarf doesn't define me as a person""
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Kay Iversen

As interviewed by Georgia McLeod
"Boys who graduated in the same class [as me] were being snapped up by large urban newspapers easily, and some of the same places I applied to I later found boys I knew in the same class were getting, even people who were possibly less qualified."
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Anbarasi Kumar

As Interviewed by Liaa K.
"What works in life is hard work."
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Sarla Devi

As Interviewed by Arya Choudhary
"Forget about having a college, in fact, my village didn't even have a high school."
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Aleida Phillips

As Interviewed by Dawson Phillips
"There was a very, very noticeable degree of gender discrimination. My choices were feminine degrees, i.e. education and nursing. I was very intelligent, I thought, and I thought about engineering, but the engineering school did not accept women. So I had to make choices. I did not want to be a teacher, I did not want to be a nurse, so I chose going to a business school in another state."
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Nora Skiba

As Interviewed by: Ben Robison
"My would be don't just take it, fight back, and you'll be a stronger person. Its just ot right, its not appropriate."
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Sloan McLain

As Interviewed by Beckett Schmeil
"I do think we're moving forward, and I do think Thailand is very male dominated and people don't believe that women have the same privileges but women are really freaking smart, and in groups especially women are powerful I think . And I do think that over time that equality will be there. I think it takes time. I think with a lot of things that are really important, they take time."
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Nelly Blakely

As Interviewed by Kelly Blakely
"My parents were a big influence on my opinion of gender equality... they pushed me to finish college despite my gender. They knew I could do it and supported me the best they could... [Now] more women are becoming successful in jobs only men had... [Gender equality] would be a great thing to continue working towards."
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Linn Neely

As Ineterviewed by: I.C.
"And they called me by my name and asked me my opinion. And I was in shock."
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RM

As interviewed by Sophia Olivares
"I interpret the word feminist very positively. I interpret the word feminist as being pro women. We should all be feminists because we should all believe that women have equal opportunities and equal rights as men. So to me being a feminist is being pro women."
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Tessa Nichols

As Interviewed by Karma D.
"I wanted everybody to care just as much about my team's games and what we were doing as the guys’ teams, the guys’ sports definitely got more attention than the girls. "
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Dr. Caren McCready

As interviewed by Andra K.
"All the girls in my class wanted to be nurses, and I came home and my mother said 'There's no reason you can't be a doctor, you can do anything a guy can do.'"
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Nancy Fares

As Interviewed by Shreya Ramanathan
"I feel that girls think that they’re offending others by being smart and that they need to dumb themselves, and we need to stop ourselves and others from doing that. "
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Mariel Stotts

As Interviewed by: Alex Yang
"Normally, in the United States, I don't ever feel like people don't think that I can't do certain things because I'm a woman, or that I can't go certain places, or that I may not have an opinion that's as valid as a man's opinion. I've never never really felt that before here in Austin, but in Nicaragua, I did feel that way."
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Prabha Murthy

As Interviewed by Sachin Allums
"...You want to be able to stand on your own two feet, look at what achievements you have, and be appreciated for who you are as a person."
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Emily Little

As Interviewed by Sofia B.
"I have a friend who is one year older than I am who tried to go to undergraduate school so she would have been trying like six years earlier than I did and they told her 'No, no, you won't go to architecture school, you would go to interior design school.' They wouldn't let her apply."
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Judy Cortez

As interviewed by Christian Delgado-Savage
"We want to approach the gender discrimination in a way that it's happening, please recognize it, and let's do something about it together."
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Denise Karczewski

As Interviewed by Cade Dulaney
"When a woman worked, the husband was viewed as inadequate. My mother worked weekends as a nurse. My dad had her leave by the back door of the house so that no one would see her in uniform and know that she worked."
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Geneva Schmitt

As Interviewed by James M
"I really feel inspired when I see a woman in the media with a powerful career that's standing up for women's rights, that kind of makes me feel like I have more opportunities."
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Michael E. Harris

As Interviewed by Alex F.
"Women were starting to show up in the military at that time. And they were showing up in key positions. And the male population that was totally used to being all-male had to learn to adjust."
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Libby Cravens

As Interviewed By Ashton Wong
"We need to be telling girls, 'Yes you can'."
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Jan Sanders

As interviewed by Matthew Winkler
"They formed that (Women's Center of Dallas). They worked with the medical school and police department in relation to domestic violence and rape and I produced a video tape of a dramatization of a kind of scene that can take place in a family where violence occurred and how it can be dealt with in a more humane way."
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Rebecca Gurney

As Interviewed by Hannah Griesmer
"Feminism isn't just about women, it's about all people, and equality."
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Ying Xu

As Interviewed by Amy Huang
"Emotionally it's keep myself busy; well, I don't need to keep myself busy. I'm always busy. I always have things to do, at work and at home."
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Kathy Ortiz

As Interviewed by Ian Poe
"When I grew up, I thought there were only three kinds of jobs you could have if you were a woman: a nurse, a secretary, or a teacher. I couldn't even conceptualize anything else."
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Andrea

As Interviewed by S.K.
"They would make discouraging remarks about my age. That I was too old to know this or know that. I think that’s not right because I didn’t tell them they were too young to not know something either, which would have applied. I think basically it says something about them and not about who they’re making the discouraging remarks to. I just wish it wasn’t here. I think there should be more understanding on both parts."
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Christina Kim

As Interviewed by Grace Kim
"Everybody thought that it was unfair to have little classes only because somebody is a female, but it was hard to take actions against unfair class assignment. The only thing we can do was to do our best in teaching and gain good reviews or reputations from the students."
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Jean I. Dordek

As Interviewed by William Taylor-Burton
"Social justice was very important to The Farm because they had a lot of fingers in a lot of pies. For example, some people had just participated in a Native American March on the East Coast for the rights of Native Americans. We also had the general idea that if we could figure out how to live reasonably and sanely without using more than our share of the world’s resources we could create a community that would set a really good role model."
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Velia Urrutia

As Interviewed by J.R.U.
"When I went out to recess, my friend and I we were talking Spanish. And one of the teachers said “Hey y’all quit talkin that s---. If you want to talk that you go back to Mexico!” You know, my father was American-Indian, Mm mother was from Spain. I was born and raised third generation. And I remember one time another teacher says, “I wish I could chew you up and spit you out.” But this is not unusual because we all suffered that type of racism."
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Monica Asencio

As Interviewed by Carlo Maples
"Ninety percent of what these clinics provide is preventative care, family planning and education. That means life-saving cancer screenings and the reduction of unplanned pregnancies which means a decrease in the need for abortion. The testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases is also crucial to the public safety of our communities."
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Heather Ann Brauer

As Interviewed by Christelle Chatelain
"This is what GUM’s about, this is what we're going to go do. And then we said, 'We're going to build a national volunteer structure that's just for girls and we're going to create a curriculum that has leadership and ultimate, that focuses on girls and we are going to create pilot programs, and we are going to try something new and exciting every year, and we want to see how it is doing, and if it does great, we’ll keep doing it, and we're going to use those things to help increase participation.' "
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