Clarenville High students share their thoughts on International Women’s Day

Published on March 8, 2017

Young women at Clarenville High on Wednesday, March 8 — International Women’s Day. From left to right: Mia Winsor, Lacey Avery, Mackenzie Baggs, Carla Stephenson and Katie Wicks.

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The Packet headed to Clarenville High School on March 8, International Women’s Day, to ask high school students for their thoughts on how things have changed for women over the years.

Here are some thoughts they shared:


Katie Wicks

“Back then, women didnt have half as many rights as we do now. People today are still focusing on making it important for women to have equal rights as men.”


Julie Green and Jolene Butt think that women can do anything a man can in today’s society.
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Jolene Butt

“Women have come so far since even 20 years ago.  Now were starting to get the same pay as men, we have more chance of a job that more men would have, that 20 years ago we would never have the chance to get.

“20 or 30 years ago, my father would be the one to stock the woodstove.  But now I’d be the one to do it, or my mother would be the one to do it.  Things arent labeled as mens jobs anymore.  I can do something just as well as my brothers or my dad can do.”


Julie Green

“I just think its really important to see how weve come and how many different rights we have now.”


Natasha Crocker

“We have more equalities in general.  Women have a big part in society now … There’s more job opportunities.  When I graduate, there will be more opportunities than if I was born back when my dad was growing up.”

This article was edited to correct an error in one of the names.