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The Hart of the Matter: Gender disparity in ADHD diagnosis and treatment

The Hart of the Matter: Gender disparity in ADHD diagnosis and treatment

By Lily Hartenstein

December 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Hart of the matter

About 6 million children in America are diagnosed with ADHD, according the Center of Disease Control in 2015. Yet as diagnoses, awareness and research grow, an entire group of affected individuals is neglected — girls.   Boys are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than gir...

The Hart of the Matter: The Boyfriend Loophole

The Hart of the Matter: The Boyfriend Loophole

By Lily Hartenstein

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Hart of the matter

With a mass shooting occurring almost every day in America, it’s not a reach to say that gun control in this country is a hole-ridden disaster. One such pitfall has been coined the “Boyfriend Loophole,” a defect that has managed to increase the already paramount danger that comes with being a woman...

The Hart of the Matter: A woman’s word versus a man’s word

The Hart of the Matter: A woman’s word versus a man’s word

By Lily Hartenstein

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Hart of the matter

Thanks to victim blaming, rape culture and our society’s general distrust of women, taking down a man who has sexually abused someone is a nearly impossible feat. That is, if you’re a woman. Society values the word of a man significantly more than the word of a woman, an issue indicative of the sexi...

The Hart of the Matter: Complacency encourages bigotry

The Hart of the Matter: Complacency encourages bigotry

By Lily Hartenstein

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Hart of the matter

Living in the bubble of the Silicon Valley, most people will say they are against the ideologies of racism, sexism, homophobia or any other form of bigotry. Yet somehow, even in this bubble, every single minority I know has been harassed because of their gender, sexuality or race. Such bigotry co...

The Hart of the Matter: Women being allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia is not enough

By Lily Hartenstein

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Hart of the matter

An official announcement was made on Sept. 26, by Saudi Arabia that women in the kingdom would be permitted to drive, prompting a wave of praise for the notoriously conservative country. The change will take effect in June 2018, granting women a tiny fraction of freedom in the face of a system of sexism...

The Hart of the Matter: Feminism as a trend

The Hart of the Matter: Feminism as a trend

By Lily Hartenstein

September 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Hart of the matter

Feminism is becoming a trend. Walk into any fast-fashion store and one can easily find a shirt with some vague feminist slogan printed on the front or a fun quote about being a “boss lady” to put in an Instagram caption. This mainstream movement of feminism has created some issues. Many say th...

The Hart of the Matter: White women must be held accountable for racism

The Hart of the Matter: White women must be held accountable for racism

By Lily Hartenstein

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Hart of the matter

F rom the spike in hate crimes following the election to the bloody rally in Charlottesville, the United States is facing a severe internal threat in the form of white supremacy. The blame largely goes to white men. Look at any picture of a supremacy rally or a KKK meeting and you will see a crowd o...

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