Earlier this month Dove released a video titled “Patches” as part of their campaign for “Real Beauty,” which has been the recipient of much criticism from feminist circles.Read More Apparently, Dove Thinks You Need a Patch to Feel Beautiful
Yesterday the Department of Education released a statement that under Title IX, which requires that schools should treat students equally no matter their gender identity- includes those that identify as transgender.Read More Quick Hit: Transgender Students are Safe from Discrimination by Title IX
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 […]Read More We Are Not Colorblind
“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 […]Read More Quick Hit: Ask Amy
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 […]Read More Figuring This Feminism Thing Out
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 […]Read More Smile Much??
Imagine this… A young woman is standing by herself at a coffee shop. She is dressed exquisitely—her outfit is on point, her makeup flawless, and her hair placed in an elaborate coif. She had just gotten her order when a man comes up to her saying, “Hey, I just want to say that you are […]Read More When A Compliment Is No Longer A Compliment
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 […]Read More Quick Hit: Close, But No Cigar
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. […]Read More Jon Stewart, Will You Marry Me?
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. […]Read More Sunday Night Spotlight