Black Swan: A Feminist Commentary

On Saturday, I finally saw Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan. In my opinion, the hype surrounding the movie was well deserved; it was an amazing film. In its aftermath, the film not only instilled a haunting sense of paranoia in many of its viewers, but also stimulated countless feminist interpretations that dig even deeper than the […]

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Hey readers! Just wanted to let you know that ShoutOut! JMU will resume regular posting through the semester starting Monday, January 24th. In case this message didn’t rouse enough excitement out of you, here’s an inspirational little number to get you pumped!  

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Tomorrow, Thursday Jan 20 MILLER 1101 @ 6:30 p.m. In commemoration of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade day, filmmaker Angie Young is coming to JMU to lecture about film, activism, and reproductive justice. She will also be screening her amazing documentary The Coat Hanger Project. More information & RSVP at the facebook event link:


Rape & Sexual Assault: Diaries

A friend of mine recently sent this link to me.  It’s sad.  It’s what all of have heard over and over again, rape, gang rape, she was drunk, they were drunk.  She’s to blame, she’s the victim.  Same old, same old. Read it all again.  And again. And again.  Keep reading it.  Just because we […]

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