Iceland is Taking Steps in the Right Direction for Gender Equality

Iceland is Taking Steps in the Right Direction for Gender Equality Sarah Tooley In the pursuit of equality for women in the workplace, the island country Iceland is making significant strides. As of January 1st, legislation has gone into effect requiring Icelandic businesses to provide valid documentation that both male and female employees are equally compensated for their work. Discrimination of wage distribution based on gender or race alone was previously illegal in Iceland— as in many other countries, like the United States— since the early 1960s. What makes this legislation more progressive is the fact that it has greater…

My First Political Hero

  My First Political Hero Written by Sarah Tooley News Op-Ed From the time I first became able to speak, I was surrounded by political influence. My very conservative, Republican grandmother made an extreme effort to make sure I knew the power of politics in this country. She has encouraged me to educate myself on the issues throughout not only election years or national crises, but day to day as well. We have had plans since I was three years old to not just celebrate my eighteenth birthday, but to celebrate the fact that I would then be a registered…