This week, the ShoutOut! JMU bloggers set out to understand the differing ways in which feminism is interpreted on an individual basis. While feminism as a whole aims to put an end to patriarchy and sexism, individual identities often influence its meaning. All individuals face different life experiences due to their identities and place in society. […]Read More Feminist Perspectives: Dr. Matthew Ezzell
We’re all familiar with the trope of the typical “nice guy”: the lovable boy-next-door who is just unlucky in love. Often, the object of the “nice guy’s” affections is his best female friend, who inevitably is in love with a jerk who treats her terribly. The “nice guy” then laments that he doesn’t understand why […]Read More “Nice Guys” and Why I Can’t Stand Them
Celebrity nude leaks, sex tape scandals, revenge porn, oh my! We hear about or see these things being publicized and we have a knee-jerk reaction that tells us there’s something not okay about this. If we’re a little more informed about consent and digital media, then we know that these aren’t just mere invasions of […]Read More Tweets, Snap Stories, Sex Crimes?!
This post was written by former ShoutOut blogger SpongebobBloggerpants ! Enjoy: Matilda Kahl of Harper’s Bazaar magazine recently wrote an enlightening piece about why she chooses to leave creativity behind when it comes to her professional wardrobe. After years of frustration and daily morning struggles, Kahle finally opted to dress in a simple “uniform” of a […]Read More Bazaar’s “Why I Wear the Exact Same Thing to Work Every Day”
Calling all fans of reality television! Reality television, in the past, can be described as useless. However, let’s face it, everyone has a guilty pleasure. More often than not, people’s guilty pleasure is reality television. Sometimes, a light in the darkness is born and ladies and gentlemen I think we have found that. Fans of […]Read More Reality Television becoming Inclusive?
The ongoing debate about abortion’s legality and morality isn’t just happening in the United States. The video below shows a London woman serving some realness to abortion “protesters” who were blocking women from entering a clinic and filming them against their will. No matter what your personal opinion on abortion is, it is incredibly important that […]Read More London woman educates abortion “protesters”
“Rape is about power, not regretted sex” – Wagatwe Wanjuki Take Back the Night provided an impactful and educational take on sexual violence and prevention within our culture. In a room full of survivors and allies, a feeling of togetherness swept the air. On Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, Take Back the Night brought together individuals […]Read More Break the Silence
While reading bell hooks’ (yes, lowercased) Feminism for Everybody, I was really struck by an excerpt from the chapter “To Love Again: The Heart of Feminism”. Although the chapter relates to how relationships and feminism should intertwine, hooks portrays feminism to be a loving philosophy. The excerpt states: “When we accept that true love is […]Read More Feminism is Love
As a cis-gendered woman, when I’m walking around campus any day of the week, I don’t usually think about how it could feel different if I identified as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or any other identity not included in the Gender Binary we’re used to. On Wednesday, April 8th, I attended the Out On […]Read More Out On Campus
Last night, I had the pleasure of listening to the amazing Brian Sims speak. Brian Sims was the first and only openly gay football team captain in NCAA history as well as the first openly gay representative of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He currently represents Pennsylvania’s 182nd district, located in central Philadelphia. He was elected to […]Read More Madison Equality Presents: Brian Sims