I kindly interrupt your normally student-led programming and casual Sunday drive to gush about the literal and figurative magic seen + felt at yesterday’s Women’s March on Washington, held in our nation’s capital. I hope you’ll join me as I wax poetic for few moments on the immense privilege it was to be joined by […]Read More JMU Students are Showing Up and Doing The Work
I am filled with so much joy to be welcoming our new 2019 ShoutOut! feminist bloggers. In this short time as a group we have celebrated new achievements —– meeting new people, getting to know one another, and engaging in ShoutOut!’s first rigorous class structure. But we have also learned that we still have so […]Read More Here Ye, Here Ye! Feminists are here!
As someone who’s diagnosed with ADHD, it can be frustrating to hear phrases like “I feel so ADHD today” or “I’m going to need some Adderall to pass my finals this semester” from people who don’t actually deal with having ADHD. It’s something that has become normalized, especially in college culture, and I’m honestly not […]Read More Stop Joking About Mental Health
Let me warn you, it’s not pretty…Read More Women’s Health in U.S. Prisons
Let’s get REAL about what Operation Santa Clause is truly about.Read More Operation Santa Claus, Part 19
Just because I identify as black doesn’t mean I want to discuss my experience as being black like I’m some sort of foreign being and I want my non-POC (person of color) counterpart to “take me to their leader”.Read More Unapologetically Black & I Don’t Need to Explain.
Hey! Are you sure of your political views, but have been told you’re wrong? Are you tired of being told that you’re problematic? Have you been personally victimized for voicing your views in public because they actively harm other individuals? Are you “fiscally conservative” and “just really unsure why everything is so political nowadays?” Then I have a post just […]Read More Skrrrrt! 6 easy ways you can cancel yourself.
There has been a lot of things going on in the news and @vagibond and I are here to give you the latest scoop! 1) “Radical Gay Doctor” is the driving force behind NYC’s falling HIV Rate NYC has been known to be the center of the AIDS crisis, and Dr. Demetre Daskalaskis is […]Read More What’s Going on in the News?!
You apparently can’t be a feminist and eat eggs according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.Read More “You can’t be a feminist and still eat eggs”
In a society where people meet their significant others on dating apps, “Hook-Up Culture” is prevalent amongst college-aged individuals, and the phrase “Let’s keep things casual” defines many relationships. Although I am a firm believer in people expressing their sexualities freely, I do think we need to acknowledge that not all people experience intimacy in […]Read More Let’s Have a Conversation About Intimacy
Do we owe the “caravan” members anything?Read More STOP THE IMMIGR-HATE
Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists are one of the worst kinds of people out there. You’re not a feminist, so you’ve been canceled. Blocked. Deleted. …wait hold on SJS, what’s a TERF? What’s a TERF? Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists. These are “feminists” who consistently choose to leave trans folks OUT of the conversation. Why? Because, well […]Read More TERF Turf Wars
Some important feminist lessons learned from my conservative father. Keep an open mind!Read More Feminist Lessons From My Father
Unpacking this week’s news sack! What’s inside? A whole lot. Tell me about your day. For the first part of our knapsack, let’s talk about your day. What first comes to mind? Don’t worry, I’ll wait. Interestingly, as an opener, most *women* or AFABs (assigned female at birth) folks are taught to justify their […]Read More Oh, would you look at the news? It’s time to update.
Why is it when racism is brought up non-people of color find ways to suggest racism does not exist, granted it might not be in America’s favorite childhood show, but it does exist and the narrative needs to be changed when it is brought up.Read More Is Charlie Brown Racist?
Let’s dive into the amazing album Little Mix just dropped on Friday!Read More Let’s Strip!
Sit back and relax, I’ve got a steaming cup of tea for y’all tonight. Okay, so @thecacklingbitch wrote a post called “it’s about to get real” in reference to the various problematic costumes that were around the corner. This was published on 10/26/18, 5 days away from this disgrace… On October 31st, well…I’ll let […]Read More You Got Caught.
Don’t sell yourself short, you’re doing yourself and the world a disservice.Read More Get it girl
Looking for some new music to add to your playlist? Check out some feminist anthems!Read More Feminist Anthems
We’re talking about BOOBS! And the beautiful bodies they sit on. Yes, everyone has them but like bodies no two are the same. For me, my left boob is bigger than my right. TOTALLY NORMAL for anyone to have a bit of differentiation between the two. As everyone says they’re sisters not twins. However, companies […]Read More Bra Wars
Lets talk about what’s going on in the news, feminist edition!Read More Weekly Dose of Fem Knowledge
On Tuesday, November 6th, we had two major intersectional feminist wins. Not only are there more than 100 women in the House of Representatives, but Nevada also became the tenth state to ditch the so-called “tampon tax” along with states like New York, Illinois, and Florida, and Washington D.C. Now that’s what I call a step […]Read More Bye Bye Tampon Tax
Seriously, it’s getting old…Read More Listen, don’t steal our ideas
In fact, a black woman with an advanced degree is more likely to lose her baby than a white woman with less than an eighth-grade education.” That statistic was for the people that assume white women must be more advantaged because of their socioeconomic or education status which they are not. Next.Read More Why I Am Afraid To Give Birth As A Black Woman in America
I don’t know about you…but I tend to compare myself to other people. I follow Victoria Secret Angels and bloggers with these amazing bodies and fabulous lives. I call having them on my feed “inspiration” but sometimes it causes me to compare my life to theirs and wonder what I could be doing better. My […]Read More How The Bare Naked Ladies are Promoting Self Love
Let’s talk about the intersectional feminist WIN during the most recent midterm elections!Read More Lets Talk Results
Last week was Halloween, so you know today’s newsroom is going to be packed with all sorts of fun stories, starting with: Bar Refaeli Has Single Handedly Ended Female Oppression Yes, this is a real ad. Yes, that is a white woman wearing a niqab and also tearing off said niqab to frolic around. A […]Read More Time to Catch Up on the Past Week in News
If the 14th Amendment changes, what does this mean for the United States?Read More Is the U.S. Constitution in Danger?
A hearing privilege rendering of Peggy McIntosh’s “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”.Read More “Never mind, It Doesn’t Matter”
Record numbers of women are running to be in the House of Representatives in this election. Will we finally see equal representation in our government systems for men and women? We will soon find out!Read More The Future is Women
It’s the day after Halloween! Time for THANKSGIVING. HERE FOR THE FOOD AND FAMILY (mainly food). Ahhh. Thanksgiving. Some people’s favorite holiday. “Turkey Day” as they call it. Full of food, full of thanks; a neutral holiday. …Or is it? Thanksgiving: a small history If you are from the US, the story generally goes something […]Read More No ma’am, no ham, no turkey.
Here is what you need to knowRead More What is black & white & red all over?
Recent shooting at a synagogue in PA killing 11 people leaves little hope for an end to violent hate crimes in the US.Read More שלום: Shalom: Peace
Local Harrisonburg Safe Haven, The Collins Center fights to end sexual assault and its impact on the local community.Read More Local Harrisonburg Safe Haven
It’s that time of year again folks, Halloween. I’m sure you’re all gathering ideas trying to figure out what to do for your Halloween parties. Let’s be honest, Halloween is my favorite time of year. Who doesn’t love free candy? But do you know what I don’t like, yet see every year? People dressing up […]Read More It’s about to get real
In the past year or so, there has been increased dialogue on what is better: traditional or organic tampons? The big argument is that traditional tampons contain some suspect substances, like chlorine and pesticides used for the cotton production. The most popular argument is that the vagina is the most absorbent part of the body, […]Read More The Real Tea on Organic Tampons
As a young black woman in America, I won’t lie stories like these scare me, why isn’t this being discussed more often? Why are their no efforts being made to ensure this doesn’t happen again, why, why, Why?Read More I Am Afraid To Give Birth And Here’s Why
Read up on current events the feminist bloggers discussed this week. From transgender cyclists to CGI social media models!Read More What’s The Sitch?
What’s the difference? Why do some people identify as one, all of them, or none of them? Trump’s recent attack on the trans community has us all frustrated, hurt, and angry. Let’s turn that into a productive mindset. Today, we’re going to talk about the ways these labels differ, and how YOU can leave this […]Read More Advocacy Vs. Activism Vs. Allyship
If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably have read my piece on problematic fashion. If you haven’t here’s a link where you can check it out: Fat Shaming Fashion Disaster? Anyways, I wanted to revisit this topic of “Problematic Fashion” because let’s face it, sometimes clothing companies market some pretty tasteless products- […]Read More Problematic Fashion: Let’s talk about Urban Outfitters
Have you heard of Gine around campus? Local JMU senior desexualizes the word vagina!Read More Have You Heard of “Gine”?
As I’m sure many of you know, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is currently in full swing. It’s that time of the year when we are encouraged to don our finest pink garments, slap pink ribbons on our bags, and donate money to organizations such as Susan G. Komen and Relay for Life. I’m about to […]Read More Save Lives, Not Boobies
#MakingAmericaGreatAgain through immigration……Read More Trump This
This week’s weekly update! Brought to you by Social Justice Solidarity and Poised in Pink: Hurricane Michael Hurricane Michael’s death toll is creeping up. Michael has been recorded as the #3 worst landfall pressure hit in recorded hurricane history. Discussion focused around the ways that the US is contributing to the increasing intensity of weather, […]Read More What it is, what’s up?
In this current climate can any women not be a feminist? And what does that even mean?Read More Is It Bad Not To Be A Feminist?
Wherever you’re at, you can be an advocate. Even a small act is still acting.Read More Where Are Ya?
Nearly 98 million girls around the world are not in school and it’s about time we start talking about why.Read More Educating Our Girls: Obama Style
Tons of rhetoric today about how “gay people are spreading” and how “everyone is gay”. Some of that rhetoric is homophobic: I don’t get this Transgender Bathroom Hysteria We’ve been sharing bathrooms for decades already with Trans why is it a problem now? — Unite & Resist (@mikeejoe) April 18, 2016 And some of it […]Read More #30 NCOD in 20GAYteen
How often do you go into the men’s bathroom with your child to find out there is nowhere to change them but the floor or balance them on your knee? Apparently a lot of men are speaking out about this issue, let’s talk about it!Read More Men’s Bathrooms are Sexist and They Know It!
Check in with updates from FerociousFem!Read More What’s Poppin’: Feminist Style