This week, Hannah Grace was surprised to learn about the prevalence of online homophobia in this study done by the Institute of Sexual Minorites and Services. She wants to remind everyone to choose their words wisely and not call something gay unless it’s truly queer. Femistorian was seriously disappointed by this new ad campaign featuring Katy Perry. […]
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We all know the basic story surrounding this Totally Awesome Woman’s mysterious disappearance. But did you know she was a member of the National Woman’s Party and she also staged numerous protests for equal employment? Can you name this TAW?
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It seems like lately, a lot of us here at ShoutOut! are struggling to find ways to explain feminism to our friends. It can be really hard to get past that initial “oh, you’re just an angry feminazi” reaction that most people have when we even mention inequality, patriarchy, racism, or feminism. So I’m always […]
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Last week, Hannah Grace’s blog post about her Girl Scout experience got me thinking about my time in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)… I am an Eagle Scout, an achievement that required many years of hard work. One of the hardest challenges in Boy Scouts is that you reach an age (around 15 or […]
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I like wearing make up. It’s a fact. If you’ve met me, you know it. Only on the hottest and my laziest summer days do I forgo make up and even then I’ll usually throw on some mascara or concealer. Even if I’m not seeing anybody! What a waste, right? Not to mention how…un-feminist? Over […]
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Passion and anger. Too often one can equate the other. Feeling passionate is awesome. It’s important; in fact, I would even argue that, for feminists, it is essential. Yet passion, I believe, not only has a proper time and place, but can also be used to either further, or damage, a cause. “Feminists are ANGRY.” […]
Read More Anger + Feminism + Stereotypes
As usual it is Sunday night in Harrisonburg and Rachelle Rucker and I are at the Blue Nile sopping up unpronounceable Ethiopian dishes with injera bread and talking about abortion laws, and, as usual, the table next to us has started staring. It must be an unusual sight – two young women engaging in feminist […]
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It’s that time again! This week, HannahGrace is disgusted at the weight police online who can’t stop blogging about Lady Gaga being fat. The negative commentary is not just harmful to Gaga, who has discussed her problems with bulemia in high school, but girls everywhere who struggle with body image. Vogue also gets a fail this […]
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Maybe it’s because I’ve been beyond stressed out lately. Maybe it’s because I haven’t slept much in the last week. Maybe it’s because I’m struggling to juggle a full-time job, a full course load, and still maintain some kind of social life. Whatever the reason is, I am sick and tired of being a feminist. […]
Read More Sick and Tired [TW: Racism, Rape, Homophobia]
Like the majority of Americans, I love the NFL. I follow all the latest news, blogs, and breaking stories. Naturally, I read the story that femistorian posted about recently in regard to recent player support of gay marriage. I was very happy to see this opinion adopted by NFL players. I was also fairly surprised.
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