Hi there! I’m FemOnFire, one of the newest ShoutOut! contributors. I’m a JMU Writing and Rhetoric major with a developing interest in Political Science. Having grown up with strong men and women feminist role models, it has been a surprise to no one that I have blossomed into a full-fledged proponent of equal rights, myself. […]Read More Seven out of Fifty Ain’t Bad? Or Not Good Enough?
As some of our dear readers may or may not know, while I’m not busy being a proponent of working women’s history, I moonlight as co-president of Dukes for Choice. And in the last few months, I’ve had to answer a LOT of questions about abortion, reproductive health, and women’s rights in general. So I […]Read More Mythbustin’ Monday: Post Abortion Syndrome
Today is the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. NARAL is calling today Blog for Choice day to highlight why, 39 years later, we are still fighting for full legal abortion in this country. So today I wanted to blog about a common misconception […]Read More Abortion is More than a Single Issue
Welcome back, ShoutOut readers! For older readers, thank you for joining us for another semester of fighting the patriarchy at JMU. For any new readers, thank you for joining our community. You may have seen recent tension on our blog between bloggers, and so we have entered a phase of community building, both within the […]Read More An Open Letter from the New Co-Editors
First things first, this post is a direct response to ladyfavor’s post on this blog from about three weeks ago. I’m not going to write a post that has vague passive-aggressive references like “some people” and anyone who works on the blog or read her post will know who that is. I’m flat out saying that post was homophobic, and it’s […]Read More Why Homophobia and Feminism are Incompatible.