So, my fellow feminists, I’m going to take you on a different road with this post, we are going to talk about medicine. When there is dialogue about mental illness, we often discuss the behavior patterns or we get bombarded by stereotypes presented in the media. When I told my father that I had bipolar […]Read More Talk About Your Medicines With ShoutOut! JMU
Most people know that cyberbullying is a huge problem. It exists among many age groups, but it is particularly problematic and common in groups of children and teenagers. In a recent poll, 35% of 11- to 17-year-olds reported that they have experienced cyberbullying. This includes mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking […]Read More Cyberbullying and Online Harassment Against Women
Taylor Swift fans, rejoice! T.Swift’s new music video for “Blank Space,” a popular song off of her new album 1989, has been released! Fans of feminism, rejoice as well: this music video takes the judgmental stereotypes that society places on women and twists them around to make a hilarious, powerful satire. A few weeks ago, […]Read More Feminist Taylor Swift Part 2: The Empire Strikes Back
TIME magazine has an online poll asking readers to vote on which word should be banned in 2015, describing the words on the list as cringe-worthy. The list includes words and phrases such as “bae,” “om nom nom nom,” “yaaaas,” “turnt,” “kale,” and “feminist”…. Wait what? Time is trying to ban the word feminist? But, why? Here’s their […]Read More QUICK HIT: Should the word “Feminist” be banned?
Is Banksy, the world’s most famous street artist actually a woman?Read More Is Banksy a Woman?
We hold these truths to be self evident, That Black and Brown people in America, No matter our country of origin, Are under surveillance by the police state, Under attack by white supremacy, homophobia, and misogynoir, And suffer under the threat of annihilation everyday. Respectability hasn’t saved us. //// You can get killed holding a […]Read More If Respectability Won’t Save Us, What Will?
Recently in the news a story as been brought to my attention that frankly pisses me off. The Times Picayune of October 13th, 2014, tells of a New Orleans woman who was sexually assaulted. The woman woke up to a man assaulting her as she went in and out of consciousness and then after the […]Read More Trauma, Bills, I Can’t Deal
I’ve heard about fertility apps when browsing online but to be honest, I don’t know anyone that uses them. Frankly, I wasn’t even sure exactly what they did or how they worked. I assumed that fertility apps were for people trying to get pregnant or who had difficulty getting pregnant. After doing some research, I realized I couldn’t […]Read More Fertility Apps: Putting birth control in your control!
The best way to end rape culture and gender-based violence is to raise awareness of the issue and start teaching men not to rape. So why is sexual assault still rampant in our society? On Wednesday, November 6th, Zerlina Maxwell gave her keynote address to the JMU community, entitled “From Catcalling to Sexual Assault: How […]Read More Teach men not to rape? What a concept!
Meet Consent Bro – the guy teaching fraternity brothers what ‘yes means yes’ really means. In this recent Washington Post article, University of Maryland student Ian Tolino was highlighted for the presentations he gives to UMD fraternity brothers about consent. HURRAY FOR CONSENT!Read More QUICK HIT: Meet Consent Bro!