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Top Voted Pride & Prejudice Articles

Here are the top voted pride & prejudice articles:

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Dear Peers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Dear Peers, I used to look up to you. I used to try to get your attention. I used to want to fit in by wearing weird clothes and listening to all the lies you’d tell me. I used to laugh at jokes that weren’t funny. I used to let you copy... (more »)
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Mom, I’m Gay This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     I remember that day when I proudly stated, “Mom, I’m gay.” I felt liberated - until I realized that she wanted to push me out of the car. Liberation, all right. Good thing I wasn’t liberated... (more »)
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Homeschool Blues This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I get stereotyped a lot. When I meet someone for the first time, we’ll be talking about movies, music, or summer jobs – then, the dreaded question: “So, where do you go to school?” I shift slightly. I know how they’re going to ­react. I... (more »)
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A Hairy Tale This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Open your average Seventeen magazine and look at the ads. What are they selling? Razors. I find that perfectly acceptable; people shave and therefore need razors. There is something, however, that I’m not comfortable with: the message. Gillette... (more »)
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Being Different This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     Ask teenagers what their views are on fitting in with the crowd. Many will reply that they want to fit in, be like the popular kids, or go with the flow. The majority of teens who reply that they want to stand out... (more »)
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Never Judge a Book by its Cover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Do you know what it's like to be judged? I do. Before you judge someone by their appearance, you should get to know that person. Just because others have labeled them unpopular, dorky or nerdy doesn't mean that really says anything about that... (more »)
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Consequences of Conformity This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Looking through my high-school yearbook, I was amazed by how similar everyone looked.People who stood out were few and far between. Thinking about it now, I realizethat individuality is endangered. Everyone wants to look, act and sound... (more »)
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Hijab This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     For several reasons, Muslim women around the world wear the headscarf, or hijab. One reason is to fulfill a religious obligation. This isn’t oppressive or demeaning for Muslim women but rather is an honor and a... (more »)
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The Closet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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They shouldn't call it being in the closet, they should call it being buried alive. Hundreds of pounds of weight crush your chest, suffocating you. It's slowly killing you; you're driven mad by the weight of your secret. And your only option, your... (more »)
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Multiracial Children This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     As I walk into the cafeteria and see my friends of different races, I have to decide who to be today: Asian, white, or multiracial. When I meet people, I always have to explain when they ask where I am from. If you... (more »)
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Gender Bias in the Legal System This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     Gender equality, a fin de siecle issue, has evolved such that many are sure that men and women are now treated as equals. Some question if advocacy for women’s rights has gone too far and created an environment... (more »)
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Shine Your Light This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Life is not easy for anyone. People struggle, trying to get from day to day without too much heartache. What makes me different from others? I am overweight. I am the biggest person in my high school class of sixty kids. I have struggled my whole... (more »)
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High School From the Eyes of an Outcast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     I am not easily recognized, or rather, I am easilyignored. My style of dress is a cardigan and jeans, or when it's warmer, aT-shirt and jeans. Occasionally I'll wear khakis. I am a very unnoticeable 5'3''and have... (more »)
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Deaf Culture This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
      I am a hearing person. I can hear birds outside, the alarm clock in the morning, and other people’s voices. My American Sign Language teacher, Ms. Zahnen, is deaf. Most people would call her disabled, but she... (more »)
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Interracial Dating This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
"There's a guy I like who wants to go out with me, but Idon't know if I should because he's black," confided a friendrecently.I come from a multiracial background (I am AmericanIndian, Asian, black and white) and understand her dilemma.... (more »)
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Deaf Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     Often teachers ask, “Is the volumehigh enough for you?” when my class watches a documentary. Othersdo not realize I have a hearing disability. I would not change a thingabout my past, or my test of living... (more »)
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