Word on the Street


Each month, The Capital News takes to the District’s streets to find out what readers are thinking. In light of women’s history month, we’re asking readers “What do you think a woman’s role in society is?”



Miss WilliamsA woman’s role in society s to be a nurturer, to encourage and uplift other women …I’d like to see the young women be steadfast in commanding respect from boys and men.  

 Sheila Williams – Ward 8








Jason EdwardsA woman’s role is equal to that of a man. I’d like to see the day a woman won’t be looked at as a woman, but as a person.

– Jason Edwards – Ward 7









MichelleI think a woman can do, or be anything – doctors, politicians, or anything like that. My hope for the future is that women get equal pay when they’re doing the same job as their male counterparts.

– Michelle Gantt – Ward 8








Corey Williams PicThey’re very strong and spiritual beings. If I didn’t have women in my life, I wouldn’t be the man that I am today.

– Corey Williams – Ward 8










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