**Trigger Warning: Talking about campus rape and ways to get information to students** What do you do if you are sexually assaulted? Honestly speaking, just off the top of your head do you know a resource or a number to call? I know that resources exist at JMU, C.A.R.E. for example, but what if I didn’t? Would […]Read More Quick Hit: Campus Assault Info in the Syllabus
Diversity has become an increasingly discussed issue at JMU over the last two months. With multiple articles appearing weekly in the Breeze dedicated to solving the problem, one group of students decided to play a part in furthering the dialogue. On Thursday, February 27th, students of color and allies spoke out about issues of race […]Read More #MinoritiesAtMadison Speak Out
So, today I wanted to take a different approach to my weekly addition to this blog, and share with you one of my most favorite heroes. To put it bluntly, she was the reason I read my first theoretical literature, and she was the first feminist I ever looked up to. I know it sounds […]Read More A note about my personal academic hero.
The other day while scrolling through Facebook, I saw an advertisement that caught my eye. It was for CoverGirl with the title “GirlsCan” and a video that featured Queen Latifah, Ellen DeGeneres, Sofia Vergara, Katy Perry, Janelle Monae, Pink and Becky G that’s pretty awesome in my eyes. Go ahead and watch it below:Read More Quick Hit: CoverGirl’s New Ad “GirlsCan” Is A Step In The Right Direction
A radio interview with Lauren Conrad, or “LC,” hosted by Sway in the Morning that aired in October 2012, has just recently resurfaced and gone viral. Sway asked LC to pull a few random questions from a “mystery sack” during the interview. She pulled a piece of paper with a question asking, “What is your favorite […]Read More Quick Hit: What’s Your Favorite Position?
So I was casually reading a blog post that I saw on my Facebook newsfeed today and (many clicks later) I arrived upon an article by Dr. NerdLove entitled “It’s OK To Want Sex”. The article describes his experience with sex and how his sex life drastically changed when he realized women enjoyed sex too. He explains that when he first […]Read More Can’t Buy Me…Sex?
Politics have always scared me a little bit. I do not really get into them and try to steer clear but there are some issues that cannot be ignored. Recently, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a Republican bill which caused much controversy over religion and gay rights. Arizona erupted into a mix of tears and […]Read More Arizona Governor Vetos a Discriminating Bill
Last week I had the chance to check something off my bucket list and hear Grace Brown, the creator of Project Unbreakable, speak about her experiences and motivations behind working with survivors of sexual assault. The event was sponsored by Campus Assault Response (C.A.R.E.), JMU’s 24/7 sexual assault and intimate partner violence helpline. In October of 2011 […]Read More In Case You Missed It: Project Unbreakable
What do you feel about the phrase “That’s Classy?” I recently read this post stating that just because you are not the one partying and having one night stands does not mean you should be judging those that do. I totally agree with that statement, however I also believe that women are entitled to live […]Read More Quick Hit: Classy as the new C-word??
**Trigger warning**Sexual content and language** A couple weeks back, I had written about a ridiculously ignorant and sexist email titled, “Save the Sluts,” sent by a member of the college of William & Mary’s Sigma Chi fraternity chapter. When discussing that email, I had made a call to action; to not let something as profoundly […]Read More A fiery response to the article, “Skills Vs. Serendipity: Why Men Are Studs and Women Are Sluts”