For those who are not celeb-obsessed like me, there is big news in the field of celebrity marriages: George Clooney finally settled down! The actor married girlfriend Amal Alamuddin over the weekend. Most tabloids’ coverage of the marriage contained phrases such as “Mr. and Mrs. George Clooney,” and “Clooney’s beautiful bride” . However, Amal Alamuddin […]Read More George Who?: Spotlight on a Fabulously Talented Celebrity Spouse
*trigger warning: discussion of sexual assault and abuse* What happens when someone you are a fan of, someone that you respect and look up to, and/or someone you know is outed as a sexual abuser? Let me tell you: it sucks. This is something that the YouTube community has been dealing with for months now, […]Read More Sexual Assault and Abuse on YouTube
Take a second to listen to this song by Lil Dicky: Although Lil Dicky’s song is satirical and supposed to be humorous, the song points out a lot of accurate examples of how inequality still exists in America today.Read More It’s a good day to be a white dude
Check out this awesome article on JMU’s take on sexual assault awareness and prevention!Read More Quick Hit: JMU Featured in Washington Post Article on Sexual Assault
Did you know there are options for male contraception other than condoms? Let’s talk about it. One of the most up-and-coming options for male contraception is something called Vasalgel – a non-hormonal, reversible form of birth control that blocks the vans deferens, aka blocks sperm from being released. Non-hormonal means it won’t mess with testosterone […]Read More Male Birth Control: Let’s Start the Discussion
Growing up is not easy for the female gender (let’s be honest, growing up isn’t easy for anyone.) BUT girls are frequently pushed and hustled into a few paths deemed acceptable for them by society. Not enough girls are encouraged to pursue their love of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM.) The sad fact is, […]Read More Quick Hit: Inspire Her Mind
This video for the #HeForShe campaign is amazing. Watch and share with the men in your life! For more information on #HeForShe check out mustbeamermaids post on Emma Watson’s UN speech!Read More Quick Hit: Are You A #HeForShe?
Disclaimer: In this post, I WILL NOT, I repeat WILL NOT, use Michael Boyles as a symbol to talk about depression and suicide prevention, I’d rather just discuss the kind of person he was at James Madison University. I remember the first time, I met Michael, it was at a tabling event for the LGBT […]Read More Michael Boyles: A Life That Impacted Many Others
I never thought I would dream of going back to high school…yeeaahh rough times. But recent news about “School of Doodle,” a free, online high school designed to activate girls’ imaginations, has me seriously reconsidering… The School of Doodle, launched by Molly Logan and Elise Van Middelem, which they humbly proclaim, “possibly the most amazing project ever” (could […]Read More High School for Imagination—for Girls, by Girls
As I’m sure many of you have heard, Emma Watson gave an incredibly powerful speech at the UN last week, launching the HeforShe campaign. Shortly after, I saw my friends, who never outwardly identified with feminism, posting and sharing the video of her speech on Facebook. I was so happy and excited to see so many […]Read More QUICK HIT: What was wrong with Emma Watson’s speech?