Emily Spangler is a high school sophomore in Illinois. She co-directs and is a blogger for ProgressWomen, a website that promotes progressive politics, the importance of feminism and empowering women. She is an advocate for reproductive health and justice, LGBT issues, and women in public policy.
Here are three basic steps to getting involved in politics.
Even with all that’s left to accomplish, I’m proud to reside in the land of Lincoln.
Although many activists are not threatened to the extent that Yousafzai was, it is important to remember that no matter where you come from, how old you are, or what your background is, your voice can have an impact on the world.
Generation Z—made up of people who were born between the early 1990s and 2010—is so accustomed to everyday sexism that most of us do not even notice when demeaning language is used, let alone call it out, when we hear it in songs like “Blurred Lines.”