Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a great week! I thought I’d take a break in my three-part series to talk about something else! I wanted to bring up something significant to me and to make aware of all the women out there too!Read More Bringing Awarness
I am tired of saying sorry. Here’s why.Read More I'm Tired Of Saying I'm Sorry
You can’t call yourself a feminist if you tear other girls down.Read More Stop with Bitchy Jealousy.
Ah yes, it’s finally that time of the year again. Love is inevitably in the air, as Valentine’s Day has made its way back around. Whether you have a hot date tonight or you are just waiting for all of the Valentine’s candy to go on sale, don’t fret, I have a few tips on how to celebrate today without forgetting to show yourself a little bit of love.Read More Self Love is Not Selfish!
“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year!” Leslie Knope, Parks and Rec First off, let me start by saying I think we should change the name of “Galentine’s Day.” Today should be about more than just celebrating your female friendships; it should include everyone whose friendship you cherish, regardless of […]Read More Why Galentine's Day is just as important as Valentine's Day
Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a great week. So, this is part two of my three-part series. In this post, I will be talking about what it’s like living in two different worlds.Read More First Gen Part 2
“Difference needs to be seen as a source of creativity, not a reason for destruction or polarization”
Have you ever been forced to change due to a dress code violation? Most girls can say yes, and these strict policies often result in hurting young teen in many ways.Read More Sexism in Dress Codes
It’s been a loooong week for us bloggers, and its only Monday!
But, that doesn’t stop the loads of content we have for you! From no more taxation of feminine products in Virginia (WOOHOO), to Ancira in extremely hot water, as well as the 2020 SOTU address…whew a lot to discuss
“The Good Place” was a major success for NBC, which follows four humans as they go through phases of the afterlife. This feminist, philosophical show explores topics touching and hilarious, and was a bright spot on Thursday nights. This is what the show meant to me.Read More A Goodbye to "The Good Place"
When it came to deciding on my blogging focus, I wanted to make sure that as a collective we are representing feminist topics outside of just our American experience. Feminists exist worldwide, and they’re doing pretty important things.Read More Femicide, Global Movements, and Me
In light of the recent tragedy that rocked the entire sports world, people paid their respects to the late great Kobe Bryant in many ways. Whether it was NBA athletes taking 24 second and 8 second violations at the beginning of games or fans posting on social media their favorite Mamba moments. My personal favorite […]Read More #GirlDad
From faulty highlighters to lip filler, the beauty industry is creating a culture that is at least questionable.Read More I'm Tired of YouTube Beauty Drama Aren't You?
To start off Black History month, here’s a recap of one of the most memorable moments from the 2020 GRAMMYs! If you make it to the end of the post, there’s a sweet little surprise.Read More That's Music to My Ears
ShoutOut! Bloggers are slowly but surely getting back in the swing of things, and we welcomed in the first week of February with a collaborative Newsroom. Our bloggers ran the gamut of topics — everything from Superbowl Halftime Herstorical Moments to biting some dude’s tongue off when he doesn’t get that consent is revocable… Keep reading and find out what ShoutOut 2020 is talking about this week!Read More Girlfriend got your tongue?! THE NEWS
A post analyzing how the government is using the concept of fan service in order to gain greater appeal.Read More Fan Service In Public Policy
While my love of reading for pleasure may make it plausible for me to read during school, I understand that college students already have a plethora of information dumped on them, and may not have the energy nor time to read an entire memoir. However, this book, Sissy: A Coming of-Gender Story, has been transformational […]Read More The Memoir Every Gender Should Read
Hi everyone! I’ll be doing a three-part series on what it’s like to be a first-generation Hispanic college student. I’m writing this in hopes that other young women like me will read this and see that they’re not alone.Both my parents came to the U.S. in their early 20’s in search of a better life. […]Read More First Gen
Welcome to our first newsroom of the semester! First off, we are barely a month into 2020 and the world has just been going bonkers. Oh so much to discuss and many topics to cover so, let us not waste time and get right to it.Read More Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
Well, here we are! Another semester, another year of bada$$ people coming together to smash the thing we know as patriarchy. Also, it’s our 10th Anniversary!!!! Happy Birthday to Shoutout! This year we have some AMAZING bloggers coming your way. They come from many different backgrounds, experiences, and in general, they are just some awesome […]Read More Go ShoutOut, It's Your Birthday!
Thank you to all of our readers this semester! We definitely had a wonderful group of bloggers who touched on a wide variety of topics and wrote about them through a feminist lens. From virginity to transphobia to male feminism to injustices in healthcare, our bloggers reached new heights with the wide range of topics […]Read More Thank You for a Great Semester!
The time has come. FINALS. ARE. OVER. Now, we return to our human bodies rather than the robotic mindless ones we have been in for two weeks. We change out of the same sweatpants we have been wearing for the entire week of finals. We wash the 6 day old buildup of dry shampoo […]Read More Home Again
I’m baaaaaaaaack for one last time! As I close out the semester and my Diary of an Angry Black Woman trilogy, I want to thank everyone who has read my blog post and supported our blogs this semester. Often, students do not have the opportunity to express themselves on a platform such as this. Thank […]Read More Diary of an Angry Black Woman pt. 3
The Final Word to Women, We are divinely blessed with the gift of intuition, we can generate life and resurrect a life, give it sustenance, and shape the world with our hands…Do you recognize the power within you? https://giphy.com/gifs/young-fangirling-fangirlunnamed-SO4trEzzGYDhCc We are genetically superior, our brains mature faster, the love we give is authentic and fearless, […]Read More The Final Word
In a recent interview, rapper T.I. claimed that he takes his 18 year old daughter to the gynecologist each year to check whether she is still a virgin. These comments led to backlash and criticism, eventually resulting in the “Ladies Like Us” podcast being taken down. In this interview on November 5, 2019, T.I. stated, […]Read More Virginity Is A Patriarchal, Social Construct.
Dear Future Father-In-Law, Surprise! I bet you did not think you would be getting a letter from me, did you? Well, that is just how I am, full of surprises. I wanted to start this letter off by saying thank you. Thank you for being truly awful when talking about me and how you “don’t […]Read More An Open Letter to My Transphobic (Future) Father-In-Law
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 […]Read More Not Enough Women at the Table
I like to serve piping tea and have a cute conversation but this is some serious business we’re getting into. Let’s talk about fast fashion (mass production of in-trend styles). (Photo Credit: Giphy.com) You would think choices about what is right or wrong would be easy to make. I would rather have fresher air to […]Read More Fast Fashion: Walk the Earth, not the Runway.
Thanksgiving break is a time to relax with family and catch up with old friends. However, it usually ends in debates with close-minded family members and lesson plans for those who are uneducated. If I could be thankful for one thing this past year, it’s the ability to write what I’m feeling and my own […]Read More Oh the Relatives at Thanksgiving Dinner
A woman’s wedding day, a day that is supposed to be filled with compassion and joy for everyone around. And, most of the time it is, and I am not here to say that these traditions still instilled should jeopardize anyone’s happiness. Everyone is free to think and do what they want, my goal is […]Read More 4 Sexist Wedding Traditions You Hadn’t Really Thought About
The laws created echo the continuous struggles of women and other marginalized groups. Laws are the culmination and the realization that our patriarchal society has created from its inception. The laws that have been created by our society came into being during the revolutionary war and the subsequent creation of the Declaration of Independence. These […]Read More Women and Controversial Topics
(Trigger Warning: I speak about sexual assault and suicide. Please do not read if you can’t. Thank you.) South Korea is notorious for its’ music industry: most notably dubbed ‘K-Pop’ or Korean Pop. Kpop has been topping charts worldwide and obtaining awards for many things. Under the glitz and glam of this colorful music comes […]Read More What it means to be a female idol in South Korea.
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 […]Read More Sexism in Science
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 […]Read More How to be a Male Feminist
If you read my previous post, you know I talked about how I am obsessed with Love Island (if you have not read it, you should! Then come back to this post.) I always felt like you could not be a feminist, and support these types of shows, but I am learning you can, and […]Read More How to be a Feminist and Watch Love Island
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 […]Read More To-DO List
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 […]Read More Feminism and Capitalism Can’t Coexist
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 […]Read More Living with ADHD
Hello! The angry black woman is back and in action. Did you miss me? Here is an update since my last post. I have decided to make this a series because several things make me angry as a black woman, and rightfully so. This is a series based on facts and experience. So, let us […]Read More Diary of an Angry Black Woman Pt. 2
Dear Condescending Egotistical Mansplainer, I hope this letter finds you well. Have you already found something you need to correct in it yet? I am sure you have! I just wanted to thank you from the very bottom of my heart for being the perfect embodiment of every woman’s worst nightmare of a man to […]Read More An Open Letter to That Guy in Philosophy Class
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 […]Read More The Greatest Hoax of ALL
Ever since I got my first period in middle school, I can remember taking countless trips to the bathroom with a pad or tampon shoved in my pocket or up my sleeve feeling an overwhelming sense of shame. Shame. Why was I so ashamed of something that I had no control over? Why did I […]Read More We Need to End the Menstruation Stigma- PERIOD.
For those who do not know, this week is Transgender Awareness Week! Celebrated yearly between November 13th through November 19th, Transgender Awareness Week is used to raise visibility and address issues that the community faces. The day after Transgender Awareness Week is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed November 20th to honor those […]Read More How To Be A Trans* Ally 101
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 […]Read More Bisexuality: Stigmatized not Accepted
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 […]Read More I Needed To Write This.
Not everyone wants to have children, and that is perfectly fine. But those who do, especially for men who do, why are you so mad about having daughters? In pop culture today, we are swamped with “gender reveals.” For those who live under a rock, a “gender reveal” is a party thrown by the parents-to-be […]Read More Your Gender Reveal Parties Are Weird
Welcome back! Here is your afternoon briefing… JMU Students and Faculty participate in global Climate Strike On Friday (9/20/19), around 400 students and faculty walked out of their classes and jobs to stand on the Wilson Hall steps joining in on the global climate strike. They then marched downtown to demand action in preventing climate […]Read More Newsroom
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. […]Read More Unfamiliar Cultures: The Feminine Side of Drumline & Masculine Side of Color Guard