[Trigger warning: discussion of sexual assault and rape] April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and this Tuesday JMU will be having Take Back the Night, a very powerful event where sexual assault survivors can speak out their experiences and participate in a march. Such an event is known as “breaking the silence,” and survivors are […]Read More Take Back the Night and the Clothesline Project are coming to JMU
[Trigger warning: images from “thinspo” sites and discussion of eating disorders] Katie O. and internationalcupcakebandit are pissed off about the “thinspo” trend, where women are encouraged to be unattainably skinny and shamed for even thinking that they might want to eventually eat something. Coupled with an emphasis on fake baking until you’re a creepy shade […]Read More The Bitchin’ Table: When Did Shaming Become A “Healthy Motivator?”
This week, my topic literally stared me right me in the face. Makeup. I recently had several conversations with girl friends (and guy friends too) to discuss the issue with cosmetics, or the lack thereof.Read More Makeup Madness: What’s the Deal?
This impressive actress landed her first lead role in 1958’s Nowhere to Go but she started her theatrical career in 1952. Since then, she has been in over 65 productions on screen in addition to over 70 theatrical productions. She is also one of the few actors to earn the Triple Crown of Acting (Tony, […]Read More Totally Awesome Women
Aliasmitch shared this link to a Jezebel post: “In light of the really racist reactions some of the casting in the Hunger Games film caused, Jezebel has written a pretty neat article about cultural whitewashing and how white is perceived as the neutral (hence “everyone” can “relate” to it) race.” Eszenyme watched a 2 part video series […]Read More Wednesday Link Round Up
Women really seem to have it hard. The socially constructed ideas of beauty, sexism, and the unequal pay are all problems women have to face. There also seems to be one more: the decline of women’s sex appeal as we get older.Read More Aging: Women’s Sexuality
I’m a firm believer in voting in any election possible, and voting locally is especially important. And what’s more local than voting for the officers of JMU’s SGA? So, ShoutOut! readers and JMU students, I’m happy to offer you an opportunity to get to know two of the SGA candidates better: Katie Stolp, running for […]Read More Are You In?: Meet Two of the Candidates for SGA
A friend of mine was recently telling me about a situation in her practicum class where middle school girls were being verbally sexually harassed by a classmate and, much to the surprise of the faculty, were not speaking out about it. And even when they did, she told me, they did so in a way […]Read More Mythbusting Mondays: Everyone Knows Their Right to Stop Harassment
Welcome to another links round-up, you know the drill! Aliasmitch found: “This wonderful interview with Matilda Sycamore, editor of an anthology titled Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?, a book that I totally want to read. While the rather alarming title may be upsetting to some, I think its abrasive phrasing really calls out the hegemonic worship of […]Read More Sunday Links Roundup!
This child caused an international uproar when she, at age 10, divorced her husband and set a precedent for stricter child marriage laws in Yemen.Read More Totally Awesome Women: Book Review