The Pioneer

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Portraits of working women: Overcoming ‘machismo’ in Cuba

Portraits of working women: Overcoming 'machismo' in Cuba

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 29, 2017

Inside the dim doorway of a crumbling, unmarked building in Old Havana, 33-year-old Lily Castro Sevilla prepares her makeshift wooden nail station for the next customer. Half-empty nail polish reminiscent of the 1980s teeters in racks on the modest table. While customers sit on metal chairs and blow...

Why women are leaving the workplace

Shannon Stroud,
Editor in Chief

March 10, 2016

In 2011 my fellow female, Cheyann Elmore, wrote an article that praised the fact that women were moving out of the traditional role of stay at home mom and filling positions in the workforce. She explained that, “The year 2009 marked the first time in U.S. history that more women began working than...

California cracks down on equal pay


Valerie Salcido,

October 22, 2015

It was 2004 when I first learned about gender inequality. I remember every 13-year-old sitting in that seventh grade history class in disbelief — outraged by the topic. No one could understand why in the 21st century men and women are still not treated equally. Towards the end of the discussion my...

California State University East Bay
Equal Pay