Going into my first semester as a ShoutOut! blogger, I was hesitant and excited. I was excited to see meet feminists with the same thoughts and perspectives. But I was hesitant to encounter the ‘know-it-all’ feminist. In my opinion, a know-it-all feminist is an individual that is not open to hearing other perspectives. Also, they […]Read More The Stigma and Reality of Feminist Communities
Photo courtesy of Flickr.com CC Students are required to only date approved young men, they must be on campus by 11:30 each night, and jeans are not permitted outside of residence halls. If these rules sound crazy, we may have feminism to thank for that.Read More 50 Years Ago: How Feminism Has Impacted JMU
Yesterday evening students and faculty gathered for the highly anticipated screening of “The Hunting Ground”, a newly released documentary about the realities that student sexual assault survivors face on their college campuses. The film’s screening was hosted by this semester’s Senior Seminar in Sociology course, taught by Dr. Matt Ezzell, and the event received a […]Read More The Hunting Ground: A Call to Action for JMU
When I was in high school, I actually said the words, “I don’t think a woman can be president.” I had internalized so many stereotypes regarding women, and I truly believed that women were less competent than men, both in positions of power and in life. As I matured, I started to believe that women […]Read More My Love Letter To Feminism
College tuition and women attending college have one thing in common. They are both rising! These trends beg the question, is college worth it for women? Women currently make up more than half of the college population. Tuition has reached an all time high, with student loan debt averaging $29,400 per student upon graduation. In […]Read More Women Overrepresent the College Population, Yet Underrepresent the CEO Population. Why?
As a blogger for ShoutOut!, I am constantly using the internet to engage with other feminists from around the world, and I love it. Online activism is al amazing too; for feminist issues and more: it helps spread awareness/advocacy, it helps organize and mobilize, and it’s a great tool to view action and reaction. The most unique thing about this [relatively] […]Read More So, you want to be an online activist?
This exact story was sent out through ShoutOut! JMU as a quick hit, but I feel like it deserves a bit more attention. Let’s go back to our middle school days. These days school was long, acne was emerging, and bullies were at their peak. However, middle school is around the time that we tend […]Read More A shirt called feminist
Amandla Stenberg, known for her roles in Columbiana and Hunger Games, is stepping out and making a statement about cultural appropriation in 2015. In “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows” (an extremely clever and captivating name by the way), Sternberg takes the audience on a history of cultural appropriation of black culture. Before discussing the video, […]Read More “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows”: Are we Living in an Era of Cultural Appropriation?
How can we let a murderer walk free? The amount of issues individuals face daily due to their gender identity is truly immense. Through my studies, I have become familiar with the issues that trans* individuals face daily due to their gender identity. In order to truly understand the issues that impede on the trans […]Read More Radical Justice for trans* youth
Photo courtesy of Flickr.com CC Is there a dichotomy between feminism and religion? This semester I took an amazing class called Women, Power, and Religion. (- I highly recommend Professor Connerly; She’s great!) And it got me thinking about the ways feminism interacts with religion.Read More Thinking About Feminism and Religion