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Commercial Feminism

Often, people believe that wearing a t-shirt or a hat with a feminist slogan makes them a feminist, but this is false. Now, don’t get me wrong, I believe that wearing feminist clothing is a great way to express oneself and support feminist efforts. I too, have a collection of feminist t-shirts. However, feminism is […]

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NEWSROOM

Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office responded to a gun-related incident in Fulk’s Run this past Saturday. Two people suffered gunshot injuries but nothing life threatening, one was transported to UVA Medical and the other to Sentara RMH. The incident is thought to be a domestic dispute, but the investigation is ongoing. You can read the article […]

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The Ultimate Beatdown

I joined a kickboxing/self defense class at the beginning of the school year. YEP! This was my year to become stronger mentally and physically.   Eager to soak up all the new kick moves and punching combinations, I arrived to a kickboxing gym that reminded me of the one in the Napoleon Dynamite movie. (Does anyone […]

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LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX BABY

Let’s all close our eyes and take ourselves back to the 5thgrade. It’s time for that sex-education health class everyone has been talking about for weeks. Some of your friends are not going because their parents “are not comfortable” with them learning about sex just yet even though every song on their childs’ Ipod Nano […]

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Connecting with a Character

When you sit down to play a new game, that has garnered a lot of attention and accolades there is a lot of excitement and anticipation for that title screen to first greet your eyes. As I got older a lot of the excitement and anticipation for new games has dwindled, I kept asking the […]

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Gym Anxiety? Nah, Just Sexism.

The gym can be an intimidating space for many people, especially for women. If you search “gym anxiety” on google, countless articles, chat threads, and videos show up offering advice on how to overcome gym anxiety. Through all of these articles, the one thing that stood out the most was how a lot of authors […]

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“Final Thoughts” on Tomi Lahren

Ahhh, politics. Not everyone’s favorite topic, but as they quite literally govern our world, they’re important. With the 2020 election on the horizon, a pending impeachment of the sitting President, and international climate change strikes being spearheaded by children, there’s a lot to talk about. And no one loves to talk more than American conservative […]

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Talk Like a Lady…Fuck That

As a young child, it was made very clear to me that cursing should not be a part of my vocabulary because there are better ways to express myself. And, for the first 12 years of my life, I wholeheartedly believed that. That is until I stubbed my toe eliciting a loud “SHIT”, followed by […]

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Newsroom

Local James Madison news consists of many sports updates, scores, charts, etc. But the sport that I never would expect to be at the top of the list was the Women’s Golf Team. To be honest, I never knew JMU even had one. The Women’s Golf Team scored 11th overall in their invitational in South […]

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Women get Rape because of Rapist

*Warning this article talks about sexual assault and rape and it may be triggering for some readers* When a woman wants to have a drink or two, they should not have to live in fear that they are going to be raped. Across the globe, but particularly America, drunk women often are assault or rape, […]

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Girls’ Night Out Anthems 2019

As Sunday scaries have inevitably set in and the dread of upcoming assignments has fogged the lens that allow us to see what is most important; curating the best pregame playlist a Thursday night has ever seen. As a night out approaches, and the sprint to get ready is in full force, those songs that […]

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HARSHER PUNISHMENTS FOR RAPISTS!

Harsher Punishments For Rapists  TW: Sexual assault, violence and mentions of self harm On September 10th, 2019, a viral video of a rapist surfaced on the internet The video showed a man being castrated by pit bulls, begging for help and in deep sweat It was extremely disturbing and hard to watch to say the […]

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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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WELCOME TO THE LAND OF BADASSES

FEMINIST. A warrior that encompasses an underlying meaning of hope, strength and an overflowing amount of support. For others, this word brings up feelings of hatred and disgust. But for most, brings fear and disturbance. So how? How can just an eight-letter word deliver such a whirlwind of emotions? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines feminism as, […]

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Who Do YOU Know Here?

Weekends are the best. After a long week of stress and showing up to class with greasy hair and the same t-shirt you wore to bed, THE WEEKEND IS YOUR TIME TO POP OUT SIS!  The weekend routine is simple for us college gals. Friday mornings start with several texts in the group chat with […]

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THE HANDMAIDS TALE: FACT OR FICTION?

Let me start by saying, I am not explicitly stating that Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is a mirror image of our society today (obviously, or I wouldn’t be typing this), but that it addresses many controversial subjects in an indirect way from America today. If you have ever seen the show, you know it’s difficult […]

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Why Should I Care If I Have Hair?

Have you ever looked at hair and wondered, “Why do I shave this?”. For women, shaving isn’t just about “being clean” but keeping up with the gendered expectation that females should shave their legs and underarms. Society says that women should practically be hairless everywhere except their head, because if you don’t follow the rules […]

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Newsroom

Welcome to back to Newsroom! Here’s what’s happening in the world… Danica Roem at JMU: This past week, the Madison Caucus for Gender Equality hosted an event with guest speaker Danica Roem. Roem is the first transgender delegate in Virginia and she spoke about some of her experiences and how having a positive attitude is […]

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Buckle up feminist, It’s Rush Week.

Movies portray Greek life as a community solely focused on getting drunk and having the “college” experience.  Most of JMU’s community outside of Greek life believes that this is true, but it is not. There are some women these various stereotypes, however, Greek life at JMU has so many more things to offer beyond parties. […]

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Know Her Name

For the last four years the media has been covering the overflow of hashtags, trending articles, and buzz surrounding the *shockingly* white, all american swimmer and Stanford freshman, Brock Turner. The increase in coverage occurred when, yet again, our clearly unjust justice system failed us women as a whole and let this coward off with […]

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We Can Do It

A peek into a woman’s world. Through the good and the bad she is strong enough to take on the world. Do not underestimate a woman’s strength.

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BACK AT IT AGAIN

Welcome back, Shoutout! It’s a new semester, and we are so excited to welcome 20 new intelligent and driven bloggers to our team. While we have only met for class twice, we have already gotten to know each other and begin planning all the exciting things to come. This semester, we have a determined coalition […]

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Supreme Court Will Hear Cases From LGBTQ People Experiencing Employment Discrimination

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal for employers to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. This week the United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear three cases that will help decide if this Act extends its employment protections to gay and transgendered people. In the past […]

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Every Day Is Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! The one day a year that people all around the planet collectively accept their individual responsibilities to care for the world. The first Earth Day was celebrated in the US in the 1970s. The concept went global by the 1990s – it is now celebrated in at least 192 countries! As […]

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A Right Not A Luxury

WOW. What a crummy person I am. I am finishing my second year here at JMU and not once did the thought of me being privileged as an able bodied student cross my mind. Well, until now.   In 2015, ODS reported that roughly 3% of the students at JMU are registered as having a […]

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GOOD(BYE) FRIDAY!

As we come to a wrap with the end of this year, I am reflecting on how this class changed my perspective on women and gender studies issues. I was fortunate enough to be in a class this year that initially talked about safe space versus brave space. Our safe space was free from bias, […]

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