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MC Students Take Action: “This Is Why We March”

Voices on the Quad

Interviews conducted by Nicole Rodriguez & August Kissel, Asst. Production Editor and Web Editor

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Isabel Vazquez

Freshman | Civil Engineering

The Quadrangle: Have you previously participated at the women’s march?

Isabel Vazquez: No, I have not.

TQ: In your opinion, why is the women’s march so important?

IV: The women’s march is so important because it draws attention to issues of inequality that we face as a nation.

TQ: What do you hope to gain and accomplish from marching?

IV: By marching I hope to become part of a cause that I strongly align with. I hope to contribute to the success of the march as a whole.

TQ: What do you consider to be some major injustices women face today in 2019?

IV: Today, women face injustices across the spectrum. Societal expectations, double standards, sexual harassment, the wage gap, and sexism at school, home and the workplace are just a few of the things women have to deal with. Women also have to rewire their brains to decondition what society taught them they should believe in the first place.

TQ: How do you feel about people’s hesitation towards the women’s march?

IV: I feel like there’s no reason for it. Many people roll their eyes when they hear the word “feminism,” but why? What is so unpalatable about advocating for complete equality between the sexes? Every woman in America is affected by sexism and are the targets of microaggressions on a daily basis.

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Maya Tioronegoehring (Far Right)

I am marching today because change will not happen unless someone gets up to do it and I believe that now is our time.

Mary Stahl (Middle)

I am marching today for all of the women’s rights and for equal everything.

Sarah Reese (Far Left)

I am here because change does not happen in a vacuum.

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Giselle Molina

Freshman | Biology

The Quadrangle: Have you previously participated at the women’s march?

Giselle Molina: I have not previously participated in a march because I never knew when there was one and was totally oblivious to movements and marches around me unless I saw it on social media. I have always been hesitant to go to marches, but in reality they are meant to unify people for a great cause.

TQ: In your opinion, why is the women’s march so important?

GM: I think the Women’s March is important because it unites women. It demonstrates our strength and ensures that our voices are heard.

TQ: What do you hope to gain and accomplish from marching?

GM: I hope to gain more knowledge and awareness of our problems as women. In the past, I have just been ignorant and have not really advocated for women. Being a woman, I feel I should be more involved and informed about what happens to us and how I can help. Participating in the women’s march is only the beginning and I hope to be empowered to do more.

TQ: What do you consider to be some major injustices women face today in 2019?

GM: Major injustices I feel women face today are the gender-based wage differences, as well as being looked down upon or viewed as inferior in comparison to men.

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