Alright readers, this is my second (and last!) post that will be about conferences, I promise! But this one was too good not to write about as well. This past week I attended the Southern Sociological Society’s annual conference to present my own student research as well as sit in on many other presentations of […]
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“10 Things Guys Crave in Bed” “His #1 Sex Fantasy” “His Best Sex Ever” These headlines, taken from past issues of Cosmopolitan Magazine, all have one thing in common: each focus on “him” and what “he” wants out of sex. For a women’s magazine, that’s an awful lot of attention given to men’s needs. As […]
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As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I’ve been thinking more and more about women, not only in the past, but in the present and future. With the 2016 elections quickly approaching, a lot of women’s issues will be present in political dialogues, including equal pay and reproductive rights. Here’s my prediction: unless the republican party changes, […]
Read More Why Are Women’s Rights Not Bipartisan?
Just like many other writers for ShoutOut, I too went to the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference last weekend. I can honestly say that I have never been anything so incredible and life changing in my life. While at the conference, the eight ShoutOut representatives all tried to attend different workshops to write about. In […]
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I thought that I’ve reached a point in my life when I was done hearing sexist jokes. Obviously I’ve just refrained from befriending the ass holes here at JMU. For the first time in a while, I was sitting down and relaxing on campus when I heard a guy talking to a group and he […]
Read More Sexist Jokes that are just NOT OKAY (aka all of them )
As I went to the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference 2015 (NYFLC) with fellow bloggers, I experienced an amazing realization. I think it is typical for individuals to think they are alone in their marginalization. At NYFLC, I met many individuals that allowed me to view various perspectives and also gain perspective on issues that I may not […]
Read More NYFLC: The Unspoken Realities & A Chat Around “the Kitchen Table”
I don’t know how many of you watch Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, now in its sixth season, but I’m just going to put it out there: I love it. It’s silly and funny and sometimes trippy, but it also brings along some powerful, equality-friendly messages that I believe are expressive of feminist ideals.
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The ShoutOut gang has returned from a weekend in Washington DC full of education, inspiration, knowledge and most importantly, fun! The National Young Feminist Leadership Conference 2015, hosted by the Feminist Majority Foundation was filled with endless opportunities to inform and educate attendees about multiple different avenues of feminism. I am personally a social media junkie, so […]
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Greetings from Arlington, Virginia! I write this from the hotel lobby where hundreds of feminists gathered yesterday to kick off the 2015 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference. I along with 7 other ShoutOut bloggers had the ability to attend this conference and participate in a jam-packed weekend full of workshops, passion-filled speeches, and amazing feminist […]
Read More National Young Feminist Leadership Conference: Day 1!
I’ve thought (read: fantasized) a lot about my engagement, from the location to the surprise to the magazine-worthy pictures that will be posted on Facebook the next day. And in this fantasy, the proposal always includes an engagement ring (vintage, with a unique stone in the middle surrounded by diamonds. I haven’t thought about it […]
Read More Put A Ring On It: The Tradition of Engagement Rings #AskWhy