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the October 18, 2019 uprising starts with a mixture of middle school and high school students, mostly girls, protesting another increase in subway fares. i realize something potent and unique is taking place with this generation, ranging from 14 years old to college-age adults. they are highly informed, have political and feminist awareness, and a deep concern regarding the low salaries and meager pensions of their parents and grandparents. it is difficult to ignore their pleas, that are all the more impressive coming from women who are so young, and yet so mature.