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Not Enough Women at the Table

The 19thAmendment to the Constitution of the United States allowed women the right to vote in 1920. It is 100 years later, and we are only now seeing a rise in women represented in politics. But sadly, we are still extremely underrepresented. For years, women have endured a concerning struggle to reach a concrete level of […]

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Sexism in Science

It is not new information that women experience sexism in the science field. For many, this is “normal” and there cannot be change until there are more women in the field, right? However, no one seems to be talking about the experiences women in the science field have to deal with on a daily basis […]

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How to be a Male Feminist

Hey fellas. So, if you are like me and you believe in equality then you, too, are a feminist! I know right, kind of a crazy concept but it’s true. Now I will admit that in order to be an effective feminist, there is just a bit more you need to do. With my final […]

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To-DO List

To all the “should and shouldn’t haves” I’ve received and all the things I wish I had said… “You should have covered up more” “You shouldn’t get turned on by my knee caps and shoulder blades”   “You shouldn’t have drank so much” “You shouldn’t want to fuck an unconscious body”   “You should have […]

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Feminism and Capitalism Can’t Coexist

Feminism and Capitalism Can’t Coexist It’s a corporate trend you see often, companies bringing social justice and advocacy into their marketing platforms. During pride month you see companies like Amazon constantly plastering the rainbow flag all over social media, billboards, and advertisements. Clothing companies like Aerie make body positivity a large part of their advertising […]

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Living with ADHD

I can’t concentrate  My mind hanging on by a thread   I can’t even think straight    My thoughts won’t cooperate  Like racing wildfires, they’re so widespread  I can’t concentrate     Am I gaining weight again?  Another diet has been misled   I can’t even think straight     Wait — What was I thinking about again?  I […]

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The Greatest Hoax of ALL

The Greatest Hoax of ALL It’s a 300-billion-dollar industry and it’s growing year over year It’s the greatest hoax on women kind spanning earths hemispheres It’s the most extensive marketing scheme packaged with a glittering ribbon It’s number one target of attack, victim, casualty?….WOMEN. https://giphy.com/gifs/cbc-funny-comedy-l1J9zYIsjPAyojfri The wedding industry capitalizes on the dream of “and they […]

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PMS Jokes Aren’t Funny. Period.

The world has had its’ stupendous amounts of ignorant people that lived since the dawn of men (more like WOMEN). The twenty-first century is no exception to this. When the government is predominantly men, it’s idiotic that they make laws and policies for women’s health care and feminine care when they don’t experience any of […]

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Bisexuality: Stigmatized not Accepted

Unfortunately, we live in a society filled with exclusivity and unacceptance. We judge people before really getting to know them and we are uncomfortable by certain things that are not considered the “norm.” This forces me to ask myself, ‘What is normal, anyway?’ BORING. “Normal” is boring. GIF Link Bisexuality is characterized by society as […]

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I Needed To Write This.

Our whole lives we have had to follow a rubric whether its in education or in our everyday lives. We were taught how to act, how to fit in, how to get an A, how to think; leaving little room to be you. I catch myself always asking myself who I am? Yes, I have […]

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I Know You Are But What Am I?

I had my big Eat, Pray, Love moment a couple weeks ago. During class, each person of color shared an experience that he or she had dealt with during their time here at JMU. As I felt the attention of my peers shift to me to hear what stories I had to share, I, myself, was looking for the next […]

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Being a Male Feminist

For those of you who do not know, the class that this blog operates with is ‘Feminist Blogging.’ To further thicken the plot, I would like to reveal that I am one of three males in that class. Now, to give you some background information on me, I am from Fairfax, VA. I grew up […]

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I hate that I love Love Island.

We all have our guilty pleasures. For some people, it is eating a pint of chocolate ice cream and for some people it is watching their favorite show. My guilty pleasure is watching Love Island. I used to be ashamed to admit that I am obsessed with Love Island as a feminist because it reinforces […]

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ANTHEMS 4 ALL Nothing gets me to push through that last and final sprint in a workout, grind extra hard once I have made it to the conclusion of a paper and need an extra push, or jam out in the shower while racking up my water bill after a long day of dealing with […]

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Health care in the Black Community

Why is it that Black communities are at a constant disadvantage? For this blog post, I want you to put yourself in someone of color’s shoes. Ask yourself what your healthcare privileges are and how you benefit from them. It pains me to think about the people that are denied a basic right of healthcare and, therefore are at a higher risk of diseases due […]

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Diary of an Angry Black Woman

Listen, I know we have all heard of the angry black women stereotype. The stereotype that characterizes black women as “aggressive, ill tempered, illogical, overbearing, hostile, and ignorant without provocation.” In today’s media, there is always a depiction of an angry black woman. From reality shows like Real Housewives of Atlanta to movies like Little.  After watching […]

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Fruit Of The Vine

Fruit of the Vine October 30th 9:00AM room 303 of the maternity ward Awaiting the arrival of twins, daddy’s ready to cut the umbilical chords Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Brown, you have a beautiful baby girl Mommy said, “Her soft cry is the sweetest sound in the world” Eleven minutes pass and here comes the arrival […]

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My Costume is NOT Consent

When I was a kid, I loved Halloween. There was nothing better than getting dressed up and going trick or treating with all of the kids in my neighborhood. Even after I got too old for trick or treating, I still loved spending hours creating my own costumes and going to Halloween parties with friends. […]

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Read all about it: The Burg, Kourtney Kardashian and a few in between

1. Iraqi security forces open fired on protesters, killing 14 people. These protests are a result of political corruption and economic equality. The majority of protesters are young and feel that the current state of politics makes it so they can’t see a future for themselves. The Iraqi government is denying that any deaths occurred, […]

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“THEY’RE SO PERKY!”

He must have been 75-80 years old. REALLY old, no offense to the creep. Sitting in the back-right corner of the room, he tried to hide his inappropriate tendencies, but I saw everything because they were directed towards me. I saw where his drooping, squinty eyes were wandering and felt the carelessness of his whispering, […]

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Newsroom

  James Madison University has recently decided to expand its nursing program to start accepting 23 more students every semester. They decided to expand the program in order to accept more qualified students. Before the expansion, they had to decline a lot of qualify students because they did not have the capacity to support them. […]

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Listen Up JMU Counseling Center

The counseling center at James Madison University recently announced that, “due to an ongoing high level of demand for clinical services and the limits of our resources, the Counseling Center is no longer able to defer to students’ preferences or requests to meet individually with a counselor.” A lot of JMU students misinterpreted this as […]

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A Feminist Pageant Girl; Wait, What?

Yes, you read the title correctly— a feminist pageant girl, what a concept. Before you write me off, like many have before, and group me into whatever stereotypical cookie cutter pageant girl group you’ve seen depicted on reality t.v. shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, hear me out. Let me begin by stating I don’t condone […]

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Unfamiliar Cultures: The Feminine Side of Drumline & Masculine Side of Color Guard

For those of you reading who are not involved with music, specifically the marching arts, I would like to enlighten you on some of the specific section cultures. In the marching arts world, two sections stick out when it comes to gender equality, or lack thereof. Those would be the drumline and the color guard. […]

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In The News: Art, Politics, & More

1. JMU women’s basketball improved their record last week by defeating UCF 46-43. Kayla Cooper-Williams scored 8 points total, had 16 rebounds, and two blocks. The next game will happen December 17th against Delaware State. Make sure to go out and support your Dukes! 2. Just 30 miles away in West Virginia, a forest fire […]

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