#MakingAmericaGreatAgain through immigration……Read More Trump is a Genius
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
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
Missed a great dialogue?? Let me let you in on a some quick info!Read More Why is Size Really Important?
I’m a kind person. I care a lot about the people in my life and often find myself bending over backward to help people out. Some might call me “nice”. What do you mean by “nice” you might say? Well here’s a textbook definition: Ok, you’re probably wondering what I mean by all of this. […]Read More I’m done being “Too Nice”
I’m going to take a nap right here. Why? Find out!Read More On Compassion Fatigue.
Environmental racism isn’t what it sounds like. “Life Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” Last week, in fact, a whole week ago, @ferociousfem facilitated a dialogue about environmental racism. What’s environmental racism, and how is the environment relevant? Well, it’s not that simple. Environmental Racism: refers to socially marginalized racial minority communities which are subjected to disproportionate […]Read More Are the trees racist?
What is going on ?! Read more to see what’s happening in the world.Read More Current Events: Feminist Edition
There are roughly 72 million Deaf people world wide, but only 2% receive an education in sign language. Read more to find out about the people and organizations who are working to change this.Read More Happy Belated International Day of Sign Language!!
Yes, it has been seven years and the war is still raging on but behind the scenes women are rising upRead More Syriaously Women Are Rising
Why Paramore is not preforming Misery Business anymore! #nomoreslutshamingRead More No More Misery Business
The first thing that probably pops up in your mind when you imagine women roller skating is a cliche 80’s movie montage. Yeah, I’m hearing the same Rick Astley song in the background. You’re probably picturing girls in colorful tube socks, skating in groups of two. Or maybe you’re thinking of girls in mini skirts, […]Read More Feminism on Wheels?
Why the film industry is still stuck in the past while we are all moving ahead. An brief expose on films and the Bechdel test.Read More To All The Movies You Shouldn’t Love
Time to spill this week’s tea with @notlikeothergirls.Read More What’s The 411?
Why is Christine Blasey Ford, a survivor, receiving the email hacking, the death threats and the back lash? When all she did was speak her truth. And why are all of these men that did not know Brett Kavanaugh when he was 17-years old coming forward to speak on the behalf of him?Read More “The Birds and the Bees.”
I’m not your bitch. I’m not your “homegirl”. I’m not your token queer. I’m not your activist friend who you can keep on the side as a comfort for good will. I’m not your blanket for self validation. I’m just not. I’m a human. With feelings, thoughts. Words. I have WORDS sis and let me […]Read More I’m not your token Activist.
Mommy culture repeatedly tells me “I’ll change my mind” when it comes to me not wanting kids.Read More STOP TELLING ME I’LL WANT KIDS.
Revolve clothing has recently come under scrutiny for their problematic launch of what was intended to be a body positive campaign involving several celebrities including Lena Dunham, and Paloma Elsesser. This was in collaboration with the clothing label LPA by Pia Arrobio. The campaign included the release of sweatshirts that feature “trolling” quotes directed at […]Read More Fat Shaming Fashion Disaster?
This is a story of a girl, who made a boy feel so insecure by her amazing, powerful presence he needed to puff his chest to feel better about himself.Read More Diary of an Inferior Man
Not really hip to the news? Us ovaries can help you there! Just don’t ovaryact to it.Read More What is New on the News?
10. 14. 15. These numbers may not mean anything by themselves, but when they represent the ages of young girls being scouted for the intimidating world of high fashion modeling, they hold a deeper meaning. While modeling may seem harmless, with its image of women walking up and down runways or posing for pictures, it […]Read More The Last Frontier of Child Labor
Some personal qualities that piss the Patriarchy off but I’m not sorry about it!Read More 7 Qualities I’m Not Sorry About
First off, Rest in Peace Malcolm McCormick, otherwise known as Mac Miller, you were taken from us way too soon. “Just say you hate women and go.” Last Friday Mac Miller was found dead in his home from a suspected overdose. If you’re unfamiliar with Mac Miller, he was a popular rapper and singer that […]Read More “Just say you hate women and go.”
Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli just added himself to the long list of cisgender men who think that they have a say in controlling women’s bodies.Read More Tanzania and Birth Control?
Let’s talk about pleasure! Let’s talk about technique. Let’s heighten and take control of our sexual selves (if you choose to do so).Read More Sharing Meaning & Orgasms: the Language of Sex
Each Tuesday, we’ll be letting you know what we’re talking about in intersectional, feminist current events; pop culture, music, politics, health care, global human welfare, food and agriculture, social media… you name it, we want to hear about it!
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Aaaaaaand we’re back! We are so excited to have a fresh roster of bloggers for ShoutOut this semester!Read More Honey, I’m home!
It’s official… we’re done for the semester! Thank you to our readers, bloggers, and supporters! A few things to look forward to for the fall… Next semester we’ll have our first ever social media director! This new position will cultivate a greater online presence for us, and we are so excited to see what she […]Read More Bon Voyage… See you soon!
“No and other words of female empowerment” is a book of poems by Sheryl Steinem that influenced my Atavist presentation of the same name. This collection of poems came into my life at the perfect time and inspired me to look into the work of other poets. With graduation being right around the corner, I […]Read More No and other words of female empowerment
Erika Lust is an adult cinema director and writer out of Barcelona, Spain. She entered the film industry to kick misogynistic, hyper-masculine, heteronormative ass, and she’s doing just that. What are she, her films, and her brand known for? Representation of body types, races, genders, and other demographics Sex for female pleasure, from the female […]Read More The New Feminist Wave… of Pornography
The spring semester may be coming to a close but don’t worry the good ol’ feminist fight will continue on. If you’re interested in reading more feminist dialogue, I HIGHLY recommend reading Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit. The rest of the novel highlights how throughout a woman’s life they are taught to […]Read More Men Explain Things to Me
Every year James Madison University hosts “The Clothesline Project” somewhere on campus. The event is put on to bring attention to how prevalent sexual assault is on college campuses as well as at home. I’ve been to the event a few times during my college career, but every year it hits home a little harder. […]Read More The Clothesline Project
Project Condom was hosted last week by JMU Feminist Collective. Full disclosure, I am an executive board member, but let me tell y’all what went down. To give some background: Project Condom is an event sponsored by One Condom where, like Project Runway, people have to make outfits as a challenge. This challenge is that […]Read More Project Condom
If you haven’t been able to keep up with the news for the past few weeks or so, I’m about to do a quick update on what is happening in the feminist and LGBTQ+ community. First off, as a huge Sex and the City fan (remember when I made an entire post dedicated about it) […]Read More How Feminists Are Making the News this Week
Angela Davis has been a feminist icon since the 70’s. As an author of over a dozen books, she is still fiercely involved in activism within the United States and elsewhere. I joined a book club a few months ago to push myself to get educated on new perspectives on activism I’m interested in. Reading […]Read More Freedom Is A Constant Struggle – Review
Here’s a fact: the world gets better when women thrive. When our mothers, sisters, and girl friends do well, society improves. When women get involved in male-dominated industries, things change— new perspectives are seen and women feel themselves being represented. The music industry has recently been representational of both males and females when it comes […]Read More Who is Karena Evans?
Another busy week kept you from the newsfeed? Don’t worry, I got you covered. Here’s what happened this week: [CN: violence, SA] Donald Trump is sending the National Guard to the Texas/Mexico border. He also wants immigration policy to change from “catch and release” to capture and detain. Great, now we’re holding people indefinitely because […]Read More Feminist News
A few weeks ago, I attended a Healing, Pleasure and Sex After Trauma workshop hosted by Sarah Brynn Holiday. I wanted to write a post about it, but I wasn’t entirely sure how to go about it. Should I stick to the usual layout and just describe the event and how it helped me think […]Read More Five Easy Steps to Healing
As sort of a ~part 2~ to my last post, I’d like to dive deeper into women in positions of power. We all know the female boss stigma. She’s not a leader, she’s a bitch. She’s not smart, she’s a know-it-all. Let’s face it—women (and people of color) in leadership positions have always been […]Read More Women in Power
If you are going to be a feminist, be a good one; don’t just look out for the feminists that look and live like you. Look out for the women (and all humans) at every corner of your society. Justice for all, not just for some.Read More Migrant Mothers: proving that feminism must be intersectional.
Calling all writers, advocates, and feminist leaders! ShoutOut is now accepting applications for next semester, Fall 2018! If you are interested in learning more about current feminist issues, polishing your online advocacy skills, or building up your writing portfolio then check out our application here. ShoutOut not only provides students at JMU with a wonderful platform to […]Read More ShoutOut Applications are HERE!
Misogyny is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the hatred of women.” It comes in many different forms. When I think of misogyny, a plethora of things come to mind—most of them being loud, outward displays of sexism (I’m thinking when “preachers” come and stand on college campuses and shout about how women belong in the kitchen, […]Read More Casual Misogyny
Every year, The National Young Feminist Leadership Conference gets better: more intersectionality, more interesting panels, more useful workshops. This year was definitely the best, and here are some of my favorite takeaways. First, I went to the Protecting Immigrants panel. Obviously, we need to recognize that for many people, especially trans and queer people, getting […]Read More Hot Takes From NYFLC