Image via feministing (recommended by internationalcupcakebandit). Hey everyone! For readers at JMU, we hope your week before spring break is not too busy or overwhelming. If you have time, you should check out the great stuff ShoutOut! bloggers have been reading this week: Aliasmitch found “an article that I find refreshingly necessary. It reflects on how […]
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This actor, most known for her portrayal of villainous characters, was actually once referred to as the “corset queen” for only playing pre-19th century characters. But, in her most recent role, which garnered 29 award nominations, she became a different kind of Queen.
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The topic of my blog today will probably bring back fond memories for most of us. Recently, in my psychology of women and gender class, we discussed Disney movies and the negative messages they send girls. We already know the damsel-in-distress stereotype. However, has anyone noticed that some of the villains tend to be beautiful […]
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Hello, bisexual person sitting right here? I wish I could end the post there. Okay, hello, I exist, done. But that doesn’t appear to be good enough for some people, including people who themselves do not identify as straight. I think all bisexual people have heard the same things at least once, “you’re just confused”, […]
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Welcome to yet another Sunday at ShoutOut! We hope that you enjoy finding out what we’ve been reading this week as much as we enjoy sharing it with you. This week: Aliasmitch found: “This wonderful post that examines what “women’s rights” mean in a trans context and that sexist gendered hierarchies are unsurprisingly reflected in […]
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Content Warning: Material linked to in this post may contain partial nudity and radical queerness. More than likely NSFW. Greetings readers and welcome to another edition of “In Search of Our Queer Gardens” in which I explore the work of yet another Queer artist in my continuing efforts to define what, exactly, the Queer arts […]
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For this week’s Bitchin’ Table, InternationalCupcakeBandit and eszenyme are tackling the oh so relevant topic of.. drum roll! BATHING SUIT SEASON. Yeah, it’s large, ferocious, and in the back of all of our minds. Feel free to join in, and start some bitchin’ too! InternationalCupcakeBandit: Hey there, eszenyme! eszenyme: Hi, int’lcupcakebandit! InternationalCupcakeBandit: So, maybe it’s just me… […]
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I was recently browsing through Bed, Bath and Beyond with my mother this past weekend. She was attempting to refurnish our new house and we were wading through shower curtains and bathroom racks when I saw something that irritated me. I was thinking of buying a shoe rack/shelf for my apartment and I was staring […]
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Just a quick news update, the Personhood bill was sent back to committee by the Virginia Senate for the year, effectively killing it for this legislative session. So, you know, we’ll have to worry about it again in the future, but for now, this is quite a victory! YAY!
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Image via Common Sense Atheism. [Trigger warning: Discussion of misuse of the word rape and the transvaginal ultrasounds bill]. So I have a request to all Republican politicians currently talking about and actively restricting women’s reproductive rights and health. It’s a pretty simple request, I think. Here goes: if you don’t fucking know all the […]
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