Well, dear readers, it’s that time of year again. Time to load up on caffeine, find a spot at the library, and bid your sleep schedule a fond farewell. That’s right, here at JMU finals week is upon us, and with its onset comes the end of another fantastic semester here at ShoutOut! JMU. With […]Read More ShoutOut! On Hiatus for the Summer… Because Even Feminists Enjoy Vacations
This semester I’m taking a really interesting class in the justice department, “Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System”. At first, I was apprehensive because, although the topic sounded interesting, I wasn’t sure how much this class would have to do with social justice, which is my concentration. Although most people in my class are, […]Read More Mentally Ill Inmates – a Feminist Issue?
Hey everyone, Firstly, for those who identify as Christian, happy Easter. For everyone else, happy Sunday! For those of you however who are women, love women, are feminist, have mothers, sisters, etc. AND go to/support JMU today isn’t really such a happy day. As most of you, I’m sure, know, there is a video on […]Read More “No one cares about misogyny, bring on the biddies”
So as my roommate and I flipped through the channels for anything quality to watch at the dinner hour, we had to make an important decision: Food Network with Paula Dean orrrrr… a CBS special on Nancy Lieberman. Well, as you can imagine we chose Nancy, because how often do you see a whole hour’s […]Read More Totally Awesome Woman: Nancy Lieberman
This is my second (or is it third?) late blog, and as I struggle to keep my head above water, convincing myself that I can work forty hours a week and complete finals, I feel like the light at the end of the tunnel is only growing dimmer. However, there is one thing keeping me […]Read More Books That Are Better Than Twilight, for the Mind and the Soul
Let’s be real, philanthropy is kind of my thing. I’ve written about my honors thesis – TOMS Shoes and Millenial Trends in Charitable Giving – in previous posts. When possible, I try to tie my interest in philanthropy to my identity as a feminist, and through this tied passion have monetarily supported womens’ organizations like Susan G. Komen, Girls on […]Read More Three cups of (fabricated) tea
One of the highlights of my day is my walk from my apartment to JMU’s beautiful campus for class. I listen to music, soak in springtime, and enter a state tranquility. That is, until the inevitable wail of a horn, often coupled with a charming catcall from a passing truck, breaks my placidity. “Hey baby! […]Read More “I Like the Way Your Tits Bounce”: Why Street Harassment Isn’t Okay and What You Can Do to Help
God, every morning at 8 I receive email alerts saying Republican this, anti-feminist that. Please stop Republicans- this can no longer be the start of my day. First, you have Sarah Palin, then you have your tea party movement, and recently, you have the fiscal year budget crisis- where you still could not let go […]Read More The Republicans are hijacking my life
Today in JMU’s fantastic journalistic masterpiece, The Breeze, Emily Buck, a member of JMU’s College Republicans had this to say about what she calls “Feminism.” I was inspired to write a short response to Buck’s opinions that in no way should be taken seriously. Yes, it is true. Feminists are, according to recent scientific studies, all […]Read More An Open Response to Emily Buck
When I was a mere novice blogger, I stumbled across this video and immediately thought that it was a great idea for a blog: However… that was back when this blog and I were still in our early dating phase. I was nervous. I wanted to make a good first impression. And, most of all, […]Read More Mythbustin’ Mondays: Girls Poop!