We Are Not Colorblind

As many of you know (hopefully—pay attention to the world!) the Supreme Court recently upheld, in a 6-2 decision, the Michigan ban on Affirmative Action in regards to colleges.  This means that race (along with sex and national origin) can no longer be considered when looking at applicants.  Theoretically this is great and hypothetically is […]

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Quick Hit: Ask Amy

“Ask Amy” is a web show by Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls that features comic superstar, Amy Poehler…(obviously.) This episode focuses on bodies and body image. A young woman asks: Dear Amy, What advice would you give a young woman with body issues? I have never been happy with my body, and I feel like it’s […]

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Figuring This Feminism Thing Out

As my first semester writing for ShoutOut! comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on how this experience has molded who I am today. I first heard about the blog in my Communication and Social Movements class during fall semester. I was introduced to the women’s rights movement and feminism in a light […]

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Smile Much??

For my final blog post, I want to reflect on this issue of street harassment and the meaning behind telling someone to “smile.” Recently, I was talking to one of my friends and she brought up her feelings about being told to smile when she was not in the best of moods. My first thought […]

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Quick Hit: Close, But No Cigar

Huffpost Women wrote an excellent article about how there has been a great number of progress within the feminist movement of getting men on board with the message, but that we have to continue the movement with them.  Currently, we have been able to get men to understand the feminist movement by attaching acts of […]

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Jon Stewart, Will You Marry Me?

Last Tuesday night’s episode of The Daily Show made me want to marry Jon Stewart. Stewart devoted an extended-length segment of the show to highlight the media’s portrayal of women in politics. While emphasizing the sexism faced by female politicians, Stewart also shed light on the blatant double-standard shown in news coverage featuring male politicians. […]

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Sunday Night Spotlight

Check out our feminist picks of the week! Xenawarriorprincess found this article, which demonstrates how studies have shown more women are taking action in their sex lives versus past generations. “Maybe we should change that one line: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage” to something more real, like: “Thanks, contraceptives. […]

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