In our society, we have various messages that are quickly ingrained in to us as we grow and mature. One such message is that our body exists completely for others, and if others do not see it as being “good” then it loses it’s worth. Statistics have shown that “by middle school, 40-70% of girls are dissatisfied with […]Read More No Body Shame
RAP week, formerly known as the Ranger Assessment Phase, is something that about only 40% of students makes it through. It includes everything from over 10-mile road marches, to struggling through water survival tests. This past April, Ranger School became open to women for the very first time. In order for this to happen, the […]Read More America, We Salute You.
Hakeem is ‘Gifted and Talented.’ He is part of an accelerated science discovery program that he sometimes misses class for because of the projects that he gets to work on through funding from the government. None of his teachers give him any consequences for missing multiple days of class due to this special exception. “Oh, Hakeem? […]Read More Privilege: Education Edition
Hi readers, Eternallyfeminist and Rosehasathorn here. Just wanted to let you all know that we are now accepting applications for next semester’s bloggers! This year, we have had so many wonderful feminists interested in writing for ShoutOut, so, we decided to create a short application to choose our next writers. We will start reviewing the application on […]Read More ShoutOut! Application
Attractiveness is a privilege. Point and blank, chances are if you are considered to be “attractive” based off of societies standards, you have a much greater chance at having opportunities than someone who would be defined as “unattractive”. As mentioned in the article hyperlinked above, we look at people who society would define as beautiful, […]Read More Beauty: not just a binary
When we are younger one of the first things that we learn as a child is to “keep your hands to yourself”, why is it that now we are older those rules don’t apply to our genitalia? The Oscar nominated movie, “The Hunting Ground” was played yesterday for JMU students at Grafton. The movie itself […]Read More The Ugly Truth
I, often, get frustrated because my marginalization enables me to see the marginalization in others. Also, my marginalization is compounded due to intersections which disables my privilege. I encounter individuals that face marginalization but in a singular form. There is no hierarchy to oppression but there is a noticeable disregard for the impact of combining […]Read More Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Intersections Outside of Our Identities