The Shriver Report – Meagan McGinnes

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Meagan McGinnes

Meagan McGinnes is a journalist and recent college graduate from Ithaca College with a passion for the environment, social justice and writing. She is currently freelancing in the Boston area. When she isn’t busy writing a story, Meagan can be found running, reading or enjoying the summer sun with her twin sister.

Gender Equality Is a Myth!
By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.  → Read More
An Open Letter to My Waiter from “Your Princessa”
To my overly charming waiter at Friendly’s: I just met you; I am not your “princessa.” Your hasty Diet Coke refills with jokes about spiking my drinks with tequila were not funny. I actually was scared you might have drugged my drink. I was scared to be too nice and “lead you on.” I was scared to be rude and possibly make you angry. I was scared that in the end I would come off being “the bitch,” “the tease” when I just wanted to eat my chicken tenders in peace.  → Read More