Hey everyone! Just some awesome news to start off your break: the military’s discriminatory gay ban has been repealed by Congress, and Obama will sign it into law next week.Read More Quick hit: DADT REPEALED!!!
I’ve explained this a few times to different kinds of people, some have ignored it, some have agreed with it, and some have dismissed it all together. Regardless, at least I spoke it and they heard it. Though I will say about those who have dismissed it weren’t really listening for they had their own […]Read More Own It.
Myth: A ragtag group of misfit feminists can’t make a difference in the blogosphere. FALSE. When the bloggers of ShoutOut! JMU first assembled, we all had high hopes for the sort of posts we could make and also the readership that we would acquire. We did not foresee, however, the fact that our blog would […]Read More Mythbustin’ Mondays: A Ragtag Group of Misfit Feminists Can’t Make a Difference in the Blogosphere
I heard a special feature story on the radio the other day that reminded me of a post that ihavemythings posted a while ago about the “sex wars.” This particular piece was on child prostitution and trafficking in Oakland, California. The story explains the dire situation of female minors who have been trafficked from their hometowns […]Read More Sex Trafficking on the Rise
Well, dearest readers, it’s that time of year again. That time when we’re all pulling out our hair, sleeping in the library, and amping ourselves up on countless pots of coffee and five-hour energies. That’s right, it’s finals week here at JMU, and with the end of the semester comes the end of this batch […]Read More Personal Wrap-Up: Keep Cool, My Babies
So I linked to my earlier letter to the editor responding to Dukes For Life’s anti-choice breast cancer fliers. On Dec. 6 they responded: http://www.breezejmu.org/opinion/letters_to_editor/article_5ff90414-00c5-11e0-af36-0017a4a78c22.html. And in today’s Breeze, John McGehee responded to their response (never before have I used any verb form of the word respond so much) with this fantastic rebuttal: http://www.breezejmu.org/opinion/article_fdffb764-0333-11e0-b47e-0017a4a78c22.htmlRead More Quick hit: Dukes for Life Respond, awesome person responds to that
Some of may or may or may not have seen Jezebel’s post comparing unphottoshopped and photoshopped tabloid photos of Megan Fox on the red carpet. If not, they are here. She has pores! And fly away hairs! And looks semi-human! Almost like us demi-humans that consume these magazines and buy into this manufactured beauty ideal.Read More A Modest Proposal: Photoshop Me Before I Leave The House, Please.
Missing the mark, are we? Recently, I was chatting with a particularly charming, beautiful and intelligent friend of mine who’s currently enrolled in a Gender & Justice class here at JMU. The class was discussing the subject of rape, and took a frightful turn in the direction of victim blaming. My charming, beautiful and intelligent […]Read More Goodnight, Gracie.
In some late breaking news Wal-Mart is facing the largest class action suite against a private employer in U.S. history. The case involves 1.6 Million female workers who have been employed at the retail giant since 1998. The original 6 women who filed the law suite in 2001 claim that Wal-Mart systematically pays women less than […]Read More Those Who Live Under Glass Ceilings Shouldn’t Throw Stones
I’ve heard this a few times, maybe not in the same wording, but definitely with the same meaning and intentions. Yes, Feminists have opinions, as non-Feminists, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Moderates, or the Tea Party Movement do. But I know from that pulled list you would say at least one is not solely opinionated and holds […]Read More Mythbustin’ Mondays: Feminists Are Only Opinionated And Hold No Truth or Value