With more women running for political office than ever before in U.S. history, people are calling 2018 the Year of the Woman 2.0 (the first was in 1992). But are gender attitudes really shifting? I set out to chat with some young female citizens—New York City schoolkids—and from what they told me, little has changed.

At the Young Women’s Leadership School of the Bronx, a public all-girls school in the Mount Hope neighborhood (right next to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district), I meet Evelyn.

“I feel like in this society girls want to please everyone,” said the 12-year-old middle-schooler. “But it doesn’t matter to boys if someone likes them or they’re nice. They just want to be the leader and do everything their own way.”

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