Outside the Box: today’s teens are knocking down gender stereotypes

Forestview High School, Gastonia, NC

Anna Mikeska attacks the stereotype that women can’t be fighters in her coed self-defense classes. By practicing Krav Maga, a form of hand-to-hand combat developed by the Israeli army, she feels empowered and knows she can fight just as well as the boys.

For more stories about teens challenging gender stereotypes, visit the ‘Outside the Box’ site.