What Are Hillbrook Students Saying About Gender Equity?

Gender equity is one of the issues that matters a great deal to many Hillbrook students that we hear from at the Scott Center. We’ve gathered up some of the thoughts and messages that students have shared around this topic over the last few months, whether for class assignments or in exchanges outside of the classroom. Read on to hear and see the ways these learners are thinking about gender equity!

“A women’s rights advocate that inspires me is Elise Hogue, she is the CEO of NARAL which is an organization fighting for reproductive rights for all.” — Chloe ‘23, Hillbrook Student

“I feel that we are growing to be a very gender equitable society yet there are many people who still don’t accept the rights that we deserve. Yes those people might bring you down and say you’ll never make it but the truth is that that is a reflection on them and who they are rather than you. Women can do ANYTHING and I stand by that so don’t let someone who is probably just bringing you down because they are jealous of you and everything you can achieve. In conclusion there are always going to be people who will bring you down but don’t listen to them, run the world and do what makes you happy because that’s all that matters.” — Sloane ‘23, Hillbrook Student

Hillbrook student Zara ’20 talked about how to address biases in issues like sexism and racism in a video about her Social Impact + Leadership Project. You can view it on our Instagram here.

“Soccer player, Alex Morgan, is a gender equity leader who inspires me.  She has taken a stand along with other members of the US women’s national soccer team to demand equal pay and resources for their team. She has come back strong as a soccer player after giving birth to her daughter. She has also started a social media company with other female athletes to focus on women and their achievements called Togethxr.” — Addi ‘24, Hillbrook Student

“RBG inspires me because she took gender inequality to the court. This inspires me because you can change how people think but that will not affect the law and by going into court she is changing the law and not just the thoughts and feelings of the people. If you change the law, eventually people will think the law is correct. RBG didn’t let people tell her that she couldn’t do what she wanted to do. This helped her change the laws.” –– Dean ‘23, Hillbrook Student

Sixth graders touched on topics of intersectionality in a project done during the recent Scott Center Reach Beyond cycle.