The Susan G. Komen foundation has pulled all of it grants from Planned Parenthood, money that was used to fund preventative screening for breast cancer in Planned Parenthood clinics. What is shocking (to no one, really) is that the Susan G. Komen Foundation was under pressure from Anti-Choice groups to stop giving money to Planned Parenthood. Since […]Read More Quick Hit: Shame on the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Hello readers! This semester, I’m introducing a new feature that I’ll be writing bi-weekly highlighting women and organizations who promote labor feminism and work to better the status of working-class women. I know what you’re thinking, “But femistorian, don’t we live in America, where classes don’t exist?” How I wish that were true. We live […]Read More Spring 2012 Feature: Working Women & Feminism
It started when I was first faced with homophobic comments like “How do two girls do it together, anyway?” and “Is it actually sex if it’s just girls?” Though they seemed curiously innocent enough, over time I realized that this was not simply an issue of not having learned enough in Sex Ed 101. These […]Read More Mythbustin’ Monday: Women Can’t Have Sex
At ShoutOut! we’re introducing a new Sunday feature where our bloggers recommend our readers links to feminist and social justice blogs and stories that have interested/pissed us off/inspired us etc. this week. This week esenzyme recommends: She Writes, which is a website dedicated to helping women around the globe connect with other women writers and […]Read More Sunday Links Round-Up!
This past Wednesday I had the pleasure of seeing Amy Andre speak at JMU. Her lecture about the poor health status of the bisexual community was extremely educational as I, and many other individuals I’m sure, were completely clueless about. Amy demonstrated through a series of statistics and charts the increased levels of depression, anxiety, […]Read More Amy Andre’s Insightful Look at Bisexual Health
Welcome back to the Bitchin’ Table, your Friday feature where two ShoutOut! bloggers bitch and moan and shriek, all favorite feminist pastimes. This week aliasmitch and Katie O. discuss poor oppressed straight, white man Rick Santorum, his plight of persecution by the gays, how sad it makes him when people think he’s racist (jeez, he meant […]Read More Bitchin’ Table: Rick Santorum, Victim of Heterophobia
Sometimes I like to pretend that I don’t have really embarrassing guilty pleasures… Like watching reality television on a Saturday afternoon. But, sadly, I have to admit that I do. And The Bachelor is by far the worst of them. In case you have more self-control than me, you should probably know that a new […]Read More When Reality TV Turns Tragic
Hi everyone! I am parklena, a new writer for the ShoutOut! blog this semester. As my bio will tell you, I am an English major and a Women’s Studies minor (although I’m told it is Gender Studies now). I know that many people, when asked what a feminist is, will reply someone who believes in […]Read More Equality in Video Games: Yay or Nay?
Hey everyone! Just wanted to post a quick reminder that Amy Andre will be speaking at JMU tonight on bisexual health disparities as a feminist issue. The event is in Miller 1101 at 7 p.m. and it’s going to be fantastic. Here’s some more information about Andre and the talk tonight: Because most people who […]Read More Quick Hit: Amy Andre on “Bisexual Health Disparities” Tonight!
For the new semester on the blog, I want to choose a different theme for my posts. I will be writing a series of posts on some totally awesome women in pop culture and their contributions to feminism. I want to write about these “lesser-known” feminists because I think there is a stereotype that feminists […]Read More Totally Awesome Women!