By Gwen Aviles
Take a second and think of a famous nurse.
Who popped into your mind? Maybe Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton or Mary Breckinridge?
The assumption that nursing is an almost exclusively-female field continues to persist, even as more men have steadily entered the profession since the 1970s. A recent study by Elizabeth Munich and Abigail Wozniak, economists at the University of Louisville and University of Notre Dame, respectively, found that about 13 percent of nurses in the United States were men as of 2015, an increase from 2.2 percent in 1960.
By Gwen Aviles
Housed in a cozy office on Calle Borinqueña in San Juan, Claridad—Puerto Rico’s longest running newspaper—has a staff of a mere 10 people. But the paper’s lack of personnel is eclipsed by its resolve.
The political publication, which was founded by the socialist party nearly 59 years ago, has been advocating for Puerto Rico’s independence since its advent.
“We believe in the independence of Puerto Rico and we’re very verbal about it,” said Yarimar Gonzalez, Claridad’s administrative director.“We’re not shy about expressing that.”
Claridad’s political transparency and dedication to exposing governmental corruption has not come without sacrifice, however. The paper does not receive money from large organizations—as some others in Puerto Rico do—and therefore relies on donations, profits from its online store Claritienda and money made from the festival its staff organizes every year.