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 […]Read More Sociology & Feminism: A Beeeautiful Friendship!
“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 […]Read More Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby
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 […]Read More Feminism, a History
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.Read More Adventure Time: Come on, grab your friends