As a rule I generally don’t ask our readers to sign anything, but this case is much different. As some of you many know over 200 Nigerian girls were abducted from their school. Their abduction is being linked to a terrorist group who are allegedly selling the girls as brides all because these girls wanted […]Read More Quick Hit: #BringBackOurGirls
As a feminist, I’m always stoked to learn of artists who use their publicity to leverage a pro-feminist agenda. With the release of Beyonce’s latest album, I was initially thrilled. Not only has this strong, independent, sassy, classy lady already proven herself to be a badass role model—her latest album has strong feminist overtones. The […]Read More Why I’m boycotting Beyonce
Today, I stumbled upon an extremely eye opening article titled, “My 28-week pregnancy and a 20-week abortion ban: why choice still matters.” The writer explains through her personal experience with a high risk pregnancy and premature birth of her child, she is pro-choice.Read More A mother can still be pro-choice
For my final shout out post, I thought I could say goodbye to fellow fem bloggers by sharing what I learned from this experience and highlighting the good times we all had together this semester – with some gifs!Read More Giffy Goodbye Friends!
Yesterday when I was surfing around Buzzfeed, I found an article that stopped me dead in my tracks. This beautiful woman popped up on screen, but she wasn’t your average America’s Next Top Model. Chantelle Brown- Young (who also goes by Winnie Harlow) is a sensational model and a woman with vitiligo.Read More This Model With Vitiligo Is Inspirational
I’m thrilled to announce, in my last post for ShoutOut, a project that I am launching with my good friend Kelsey. We are going to be co-editing an anthology of short essays from young feminists about how they got their feminist wings.Read More How did you get your feminist wings?
So, in the mainstream media’s latest “What the Fuck” move, Cosmopolitan heralds this model for “looking good”–for a plus-sized gal:Say it with me: “What. the. actual. fuck.” Repeat. This is NOT progress. Calling a woman this size “plus sized” is beyond inaccurate. It’s offensive. It only reinforces unacceptable standards of beauty. See the full photo […]Read More Quick Hit: Cosmo says plus-sized, I say get your eyes checked.
There is this great article going around the interwebs that talks about “17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Girls About Sex” and it hits the nail right on the head. Women and girls are told over and over again the “proper” ways for them to express their sexuality. From what women are supposed to […]Read More Quick Hit: 17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Girls About Sex
*TRIGGER WARNING: TOPICS CONCERNING RAPE/SEXUAL ABUSE/ AND VIOLENCE My hometown of Manassas, Virginia has been in the news for a variety of crazy reasons throughout my lifetime but there is one incident that America will never forget. In 1993 Lorena Bobbitt attacked her husband John Wayne Bobbitt and in a moment of rage, cut his penis off and […]Read More Quick Hit: Lorena Bobbitt Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence
It was suggested that I interview a women studies (WMST) professor. Who better than Alison? I asked her a few questions and she was very kind enough to answer them. What do you think is the ultimate takeaway people should have about feminism in college? “That women matter. In general. I know it sounds trite […]Read More WMST Professor Interview: My Last Hurrah for ShoutOut! JMU