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 that is sparking panic and outrage for many women all over the country (2.4 million to be exact) is Planned Parenthood. […]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
Learn more about the book club WAKE UP on JMUs campus, creating conversations around race and identity.Read More JMU WAKE UP: Intersections of Whiteness and Identity
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
–Exciting. Eager. Overwhelming. Eye-opening. Motivating. Exhausting. Draining. Scary. Unpredictable. Heartbreaking.–
You are all of these to me, and more.Read More Dear Senior Year…
I’ve seen a lot of posts saying while you’re in quarantine you have to do this or you have to do that, you have to come out of quarantine with a new skill, or you have to have your life together by the time this is all over. I realized- I don’t have to do shit.Read More Things You Don’t Have To Do In Quarantine
Inevitably, when we add songs to our playlist we are not only supporting the music and art itself, but also the artist who composed it. So what if the artist committed some act of abuse, whether it be sexual, emotional or physical? Would we still keep that song in our library? Even if we don’t personally condone of their abusive actions, if we continue to support their music we are granting them the satisfaction of knowing no matter what they do, there will be no repercussions, as they will still always be successful and have a fanbase.Read More Supporting Abusive Celebrities Is Supporting Abuse Itself
Living with chronic pain is never easy, but it has taught me a thing or two.Read More What I’ve Gained from Chronic Pain
Are men afraid of knitting?Read More Why is Knitting a Woman Thing?
Do you dread reading the news because there’s just so much to go through? Well, look no further! This week’s newsroom gives you a brief introduction to the weekly roundup.Read More A Majestical, Spectacular, Newsworthy Newsroom
There have been a lot of first for women over the many years of our history. Let’s take some time and look back at some of the women who laid the ground work for the future.Read More First Women
Warning: Potential depression and anxiety triggers.Read More Media and Mental Health
Black women are the mothers of modern medicine. However, black mothers are dying. Dive in with me and learn more about what black women are experiencing within the field of medicine.Read More Black Mothers Matter
As a college student, it seems like sex is almost always a topic of discussion among me and my peers. I’ve lost count of the amount of “hook-up” stories I’ve overheard while trying to eat my buffalo mash in the dining hall. I feel like a college campus is one of the few places in […]Read More One’s A Slut & One’s a Stud
My mom has blonde hair, blue eyes, and pale skin. She has Dutch, French, and German ancestry. My dad has kinky, thick, and black hair with brown eyes and brown skin. He has West African and Native American ancestry. All my life, I have been asked, “What are you?” I have been asked by grocery […]Read More STOP ASKING ME WHAT I AM.
We hope you are staying safe and healthy! Here is this week’s newsroom! Grab some coffee or tea, and enjoy this post!Read More Newsroom!
With all the crazy that is going on, here is what is important.Read More Government Actions due to COVID-19 You Need to Know About
If you haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure the name Animal Crossing rings a bell. If you are one of the few that have no access to the internet, spend your free time churning butter, and drive your buggy to the nearest farmer’s market, then I’m sure you need a quick rundown on what Animal Crossing is. Lucky for you, I can be your Resident Representative!Read More Why Everyone Should Have Animal Crossing
Due to the spread of COVID-19 and government mandated lockdowns, people all around the world have been forced to distance themselves from loved ones, whether this be family members, friends, or partners. Unfortunately, this time of social distancing and isolation can lead to turmoil in any kind of relationship and can even be detrimental. Whether you’re currently in a long distance relationship or just purely missing human interaction, I am here to offer some tips on how to keep your love life alive, despite the distance.Read More Loving From A Distance (Part 1)
I know. Everyone is sick and tired about hearing about the Coronavirus. We’ve been in quarantine for so long that I don’t even keep track of what the date is anymore (time is a social construct anyway). All of this aside, I thought that it’d be important to document my experience as an Asian American during a time where racism is so heavily targeted toward my fellow Asians.Read More The Coronavirus and Subtle Racism
Apparently, some people think you can’t be a feminist and eat eggs… let’s talk about that.Read More Does Eating Eggs Make You a Bad Feminist?
More updates on the Coronavirus and how the world is handling it.Read More THIS WEEK’S NEWSROOM
Tears may fall and that is perfectly okay! This post is here to let you know that tears aren’t a bad thing!Read More Big Girls DO Cry
As if most of us haven’t already lost our ability to go outside and be normal because of the pandemic, now some of us are losing our right to choose.Read More Abortion Rights Being Threatened Once Again
A video outlining a collection of news stories related to the world’s *hottest* topic…COVID-19Read More A Very Virus-Related Newsroom (Are you shocked?)
A year ago tomorrow, I got adopted a dog. He changed my life. Here’s a little bit about him.Read More Gotcha Day