Intersectional Feminism Club hopes to inspire society

Club discusses opinions on wage gap


Lilly Strathman

Senior Lauren Schmelzer collaborates with fellow Intersectional Feminism Club members. She shares her thoughts regarding the gender wage gap.

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

After discussing problems with the wage gap during the Intersectional Feminism Club meeting Nov. 21, senior and club leader Ally Feller said she thinks talking about these issues will help fix them in the community.

“There are a lot of issues in society about women not being held as highly as men,” Feller said. “We talk about ways to express our opinions on the wage gap in hopes to inform our society on ways to fix it.” 

According to freshman and club member La’Niyaha Thornton, one of the clubs goals is to get multiple perspectives to provide a strong solution surrounding the wage gap. 

“We’re bringing together people who want to talk and address these important issues which will better our lives by coming up with a strong solution,” Thornton said. 

Junior Elizabeth Orton thinks using these meetings will inspire high schoolers to use their voices to popularize conversations on these topics.

“We want to reach as many people as possible,” Orton said. “Especially high school students because they have strong voices at this point in time which will make these topics talked about more.” 

Thornton hopes that discussing the wage gap will inspire others to try to fix it.

“I felt inspired by our conversation on the wage gap,” Thornton said. “It made me want to find solutions to the problem and I want others to feel that inspiration too.”

According to Feller, the solutions related to gender equality are fixed by discussion.

“The wage gap is a huge problem,” Feller said. “The only way to fix problems like this is to bring them up.” 

The next Intersectional Feminism Club meeting will be 8 a.m. Dec. 5 in room A315.

The story has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of La’Niyaha Thornton’s name.