Richard Whitmire, popular journalist for USA Today, has taken it upon himself to delve into the “gender imbalance” issue on college campuses. In his 2008 article, “A Tough Time to Be a Girl: Gender Imbalances on College Campuses,” which appeared in the Chronicle for Higher Education, Whitmire chose JMU has its subject of study. The […]Read More Richard Whitmire’s “Coverage” of Gender Imbalance Issues on College Campuses:
Kara Dixon Vuic, an Assistant Professor of History at Bridgewater College discovered her interest for gender issues and the intersection of the second wave movement and the Vietnam War back in her undergrad days. It started with her senior theses, then a grad school dissertation and now a novel titled, Officer, Nurse, Woman: Army Nurse […]Read More Officer, Nurse, Woman: Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War
In 1993 a woman started what is now a national company in Baton Rouge called Slumber Parties meant for women to learn about their own sexuality, get educated about sex, and learn how to please themselves. Since then Slumber Parties has spread across the nation and into JMU female community. It has spread like wildfire! I […]Read More The ULTIMATE Ladies Night Party! Slumber Parties by Rachel.
Who knew how much JMU students really CARE about each other? CARE is JMU’s organization for students against sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Caitlin Wood is the new president of the group. I actually got a chance to meet her, but my interview was with Kathleen Heckert who is a member of the presentations […]Read More How our students show they CARE: Campus Assault ResponsE
This semester Dr. Louise Temple (ISAT) and Alysia Davis (WMST) “team-taught” a cross-listed Women’s Studies/ISAT course called Gender and Science. I met with these professors to ask them a few questions about their unique course and teaching strategy that combines two groups of students from different schools of thought. The course is focused on the […]Read More WMST/ISAT 485: Gender and Science—A Cross-Listed Course that Crosses the Boundaries of Gender Norms in the Sciences
Kinesiology is an area of study that is often considered male-oriented, but on this campus, a center has been created that reaches out specifically to women in campus and in the community to get involved in physical activities in their daily lives and careers. The Morrison-Bruce Center (MBC) holds several fund-raisers and events throughout the […]Read More Women in Motion: The Morrison-Bruce Center for the Promotion of Physical Activity for Girls & Women
Jessica is what all of us feminist’s aspire to be. Her voice hasn’t just been heard but people are listening! The room was packed. On April 7th in Health and Human Services JMU had the honor of having Jessica Valenti speak at our university. You could feel the eagerness of fellow feminists in the room. […]Read More “If feminism is dead why are people trying so hard to kill it?” Feministing with Jessica Valenti: A Lecture on Purity, Sexism, and Activism
At first glance, I was immediately offended by Jamie Lose’s article, “Why It’s OK To Be That Girl,” which appeared in last week’s issue of The Breeze. The article asks that all JMU women take a look inside themselves at their own tendencies to categorize other women into “That Girl,” stereotypes, and here they are: […]Read More Why Satires Should Be Carefully Constructed: A Response to The Breeze’s Recent Article, “Why It’s OK To Be ‘That Girl’”
JMU’s campus is full of talented women wielding paintbrushes, acrylic paints, and sculpture’s clay, but where is their art displayed? There are two student-run galleries that feature the art of male and female student artists on campus. The artWorks Gallery is located on the second floor at 131 Grace Street, just a quick walk across […]Read More Women Artists on Campus: JMU’s artWorks and Sawhill Galleries
On March 30, Peach Freeman visited JMU’s Festival Ballroom to deliver a reading from her book, “Diary of an Exercise Addict.” Freeman also gave a lecture and held a question and answer session, urging the women in the audience to speak up, claiming, “Honesty is kind of how I roll.” The tone of the book […]Read More “Diary of an Exercise Addict:” Mind Over Matter Is Out! Matter Over Mind Is In!