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Advocate for equality

Advocate for equality

When Kim McEvilly was a freshman at Richards High School in Oak Lawn, she didn't like everything she was experiencing. "In the hallway, you would see how students treat each other. Girls would get catcalls from guys," said McEvilly, 17, who said she was on the receiving end of many comments. "I wanted to educate everyone that it is not OK to do that. I wanted to do something about it." She bided her time until she couldn't stand it any more. Then, as a junior, McEvilly approached Joyce Cruse, her social studies teacher, with an idea. She told Cruse that she didn't like the way some boys treated girls at school and wanted to start a feminism club. ...

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