Therapy has helped millions of people all around the world. But why do we still talk about it like some secret, and why are there so many stigmas around it?Read More Therapy…Let’s Talk About it.
What you’ve learned as biology may not be scientifically true after all. Learn more about the myths of sex/gender differences in this resource-packed blog!Read More You’ve Been Lied to:The Myths of Sex and Gender
Coming out as myself, for myself. My personal take on this lifelong process that is coming out to yourself and possibly the world around you.Read More Coming Out as Myself
Here’s a little opening rhyme for you, my lovely sweet dimes: I’m here to give you the raunchiest post on this side of Shoutout. No shade to my fellow bloggers, but feel free to pout. Recklessness is my game, and I will showcase it without shame. I’m here to do it with style and grace. […]Read More THE ART OF READING TO ALL MY LIL HEATHENS
(Not Just After 5:00 PM)Read More Comfortable in the Skin I’m in
I, like many other people in the world, have a parent in the military. My dad is a Marine and growing up I was so proud of that. I spent seven years in Okinawa, Japan surrounded by kids just like me and we all felt so lucky to live the lives that we did and […]Read More A Military Child’s View on the Military
Maskne or mask acne is something many people have been fighting since the beginning of the pandemic. Check out this post to find out how to get rid of Maskne!Read More Maskne Sucks!
As the cases go up, the bras come off!Read More Rise in Virtual Sex Work Fueled by COVID-19
Dealing with a monthly period is not pleasant, especially with the stigma that comes along with it. Imagine if men were to have periods and how different menstruation would be treated?Read More If Men Had Periods
Everyone is different especially in how we express our self identity. Fashion, especially in our society today is one of the most amazing ways one can express themselves. Your sense of style can say a lot about you. However, it can take a little longer for some people to figure it out I went to […]Read More Dress and Express
We all spend way too much time on Tik Tok nowadays, so let’s start recognizing some of the toxic trends.Read More Can Tik Tok Stop Glamorizing Eating Disorders?
Self love is a great way to crush the patriarchy, but it can be difficult. Its a journey that is important for each and every one of us to go one, but its different for everyone.Read More Self Love Through a Feminist Lens
You read that right. Today we’re going to be talking about the wonderful world of body image and the effects that college has on our self esteem. Personally speaking, I have been struggling recently with accepting the new body I have adopted since coming to college – my legs are wider, my butt is bigger, […]Read More Body Image: A Story of Weight Gain and Self Reflection
Going into this, the first thing I thought was “good luck to this white man because I don’t think he has ever had a debate, let alone a thorough conversation with a Black woman.” And not to toot my own horn, but it seems that thought was warranted. This blog post is going to be […]Read More Senator Harris Eats Up VP Mike Pence in the Veep Debate
CHAARG is a new club here at JMU that supports Womens health and happiness.Read More CHAARG
Its finally over, the overwhelming flow of Instagram posts of girls during recruitment have come to an end. The foundations of sorority life is built on the idea of sisterhood. Having people to lean on, hyping each other up and supporting one another. Sorority life and the values they possess promote feminism. However, the stigma […]Read More Stigma Stigma Stigma
You’re not alone.
In this collaborative post, we discuss our experiences with imposter syndrome and how to address this issue.Read More You’re not an imposter!
Learn more about international, national, and local news from our bloggers over this past month! They truly are spilling the teaRead More Newsroom Roundup
Recently, I was caught in the middle of a group of my guy friends’ conversation where they were bragging about how many “bodies” they have. In our generation, body count refers to how many sexual partners you have had. During this conversation, it got me thinking, why is it that men brag about their body […]Read More Can We Normalize Women’s Body Count?
Listen, I am all about sexual expression and exploration. Find your kinks girls and boys! It’s a part of your sexual journey and I encourage it. However, there is a serious conversation we need to have about the nature of the pornography people are watching. I’m not talking about your average, vanilla sex, amateur tape […]Read More Modern Day Pornography: Patriarchy’s Perfect Propaganda Piece
A woman’s sexual experiences differ greatly from a man’s – that’s just the way it is. Growing up, I had been raised in a family that saw sex as something to not hide from; it wasn’t a controversial topic in the slightest. A sex therapist raised my father and my mother wasn’t embarrassed or afraid […]Read More Responsibility of Women in Sex compared to Men
I am ashamed to admit, as of recently, I had not been keeping up-to-date on particular healthcare concerns that have been building up since the Trump Administration took office. I am explicitly referring to what is currently sparking panic and outrage for many women all over the country (2.4 million to be exact) – the […]Read More Planned Parenthood and the Title X Gag Rule
Why we should wait to fill this icons seatRead More RBG I’m So Sorry
First and foremost, I truly hope Breonna Taylor’s family and friends are able to have at least a bit of peace of mind and solace between all the bullshit taking place behind her case and that her soul is at peace. I wanted to start this off by addressing my hurt, but I know they […]Read More The Recent Grief Behind Breonna Taylor’s Verdict and Case
No… not that one. With the reign of Trump possibly coming to an end by the beginning of next year, it had me thinking about the shift of women’s activism that took a major turn at the start of his campaign and eventual election. Feminism seemed to once be a title to be proud of […]Read More The F Word
There are days when we wake up feeling flawless like Beyoncé’. Sometimes, we are Brittany Spears with it, and we just want to grab a pair of clippers and go to work, releasing the scalp from every strand there is above our perfect little heads. Then, after those days, there are days where we pick […]Read More DONT Touch My Hair, Please?
The rap game is being flipped on its head. Powerful women like Meg Thee Stallion, Rico Nasty, Saweetie and Cardi B are topping charts and claiming Top Billboard Spots left and right. Thanks to social media and the free music platforms that are arising like Soundcloud and Youtube, artists who may have not gotten a […]Read More WHO RUN THE RAP GAME? GIRLS
In this post, we discuss period poverty and how it negatively affects people who may not have access to sanitary practices and products during their period.Read More Let’s Talk Period Poverty
Should I wear a mask when I have sex? Should I even be having sex right now? Do I need to wear gloves when I…. you know? Should I wear a mask down there? She spit in my mouth, now what? Can I use GermX as lube? Should I get tested for STDs as well […]Read More Dating and Hookup Culture in the Age of COVID
Recently I was thinking about my kids. No, I do not currently have kids, nor do I plan on having kids until I am at least 36 (because I need my 18 years back). But I was thinking about how I would be as a father, and I started to spiral into this deep worry […]Read More I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT MY FUTURE KIDS AND PRIVILEGE
Loving yourself takes time. Learn more about self-love here!Read More Loving Yourself is Not Selfish
What the ideal Body image is can start at a young age. It is important to recognize and encourage all body types to boost Womens confidence and happiness.Read More “The Perfect Body” Through the Eyes of a Young Girl.
In this blogpost naturegorl311 discusses her favorite foods and beverages to help alleviate symptoms that come along with your period each month.Read More Mother Nature’s Cures for Period Pain
How about we all just mind our own business and reproductive choices!Read More Can We Please Stop Invalidating Women Who Choose Not to Have Kids?
Is Greek Life for Feminists? the answer is yes, but let me tell you whyRead More Is Greek Life for Feminists?
This post discusses the new revisions of Title IX policies that federally-funded universities are currently implementing. Will JMU act and protect students against these harmful policies?Read More “The Final Rule”
Hello all and welcome back to another semester of ShoutOut! You didn’t think we were going to let a global pandemic stop us from bringing you the highest quality feminist discourse, did you? Sure, our collective may not be meeting face to face, but that won’t stop us from taking down the patriarchy one blog […]Read More We’re Back, Baby!
The Faculty Advisors of ShoutOut! JMU are humbled to bring you an ongoing summer series from our archives featuring the voices of our Black blogging alumni.
Topics to come are as diverse and nuanced as the Black community itself, and we can’t wait to share.
As a blogging community committed to the ongoing effort of dismantling systems of oppression by empowering students’ feminist advocacy, we stand in solidarity to unequivocally shout out that Black lives matter.Read More ShoutOut! JMU Statement of Solidarity
There have been many first for women that have influenced society and allowed others to continue to succeed. Let’s take some time and look at these modern day women who are doing big things.Read More First Women (part 2)
To the women in my life…Thank you. Thank you for showing me what Strength looks like. Thank you for showing me what Intelligence looks like. Thank you for showing me what Courage looks like. Thank you for showing me what Brave looks like. Thank you for showing me what Confidence looks like. Thank you for […]Read More A Note to the Woman in My Life
Since sports and the world have come to a screeching halt, it has been difficult to say when everything will return. Because of this, the NCAA basketball tournament was cancelled, otherwise known as March Madness, and the 2020 WNBA season has postponed their start. With major sporting events being cancelled and postponed, the future of […]Read More 2020 WNBA Virtual Draft
People think self care is always face masks or lighting fancy candles while you take a bubble bath. While theres nothing wrong with that and it can be all of those things, I’ve found self care to be a bit more ugly. Self care for everyone is different, but through this time in quarantine I’ve found that for me self care is reflecting.Read More The Ugly Side of Self Care
This semester took a left turn that we never saw coming. Yet, we still had a damn good semester. Here are our final words as we close an unforgettable chapter in the ShoutOut history books.Read More To a Semester Like No Other…Cheers?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people all around the world have been recommended to quarantine themselves within the safety of their own home and practice social distancing. Though the compliance of these regulations are crucial for everyones safety and health conditions, many people forget how detrimental this can be for those who are involved in […]Read More Loving From A Distance (Part 2)
On the stress of “productivity” and the things that are keeping me entertained and comforted at this time.Read More Making it through the Week
Is it just me or does anyone else feel like as soon as COVID-19 took over, the rest of your life slowly crumbled right beneath your feet? I’m still trying to remain positive during this time of uncertainty and find the “silver-linings” of each moment I am granted, but shits hard. I feel like I am constantly going back and forth between the battles going on in my physical life, as well as those persisting through my mental state.Read More A Quick Check-In With Myself
Dress for yourself
It’s just fabric after all
The benefits that come with attending a “Predominantly White Institution” outweigh the costs or at least that is what I tell myself everyday when I wake up. However, sometimes it is hard to remember this when I am walking around campus or I am in class and I see very few people that look like […]Read More Thee Angry Black Woman