I had an interesting experience last night. Instead of binge-watching the rest of “Breaking Bad”, my friend and I decided to immerse ourselves in one of JMU’s finest Saturday night traditions: the frat party. Sticky floors, cheap beer, and loud music. What more could a girl dream of? Oh right, equality. ANYWAYS fast forward to […]Read More “Bro, what happened last night”
In the multifaceted world of feminism, there is always new stories, new perspectives on old stories, people doing absurd things, and issues affecting the lives and well-being of well, everyone in this wild world. This week’s feminist round-up can be shabbily categorized into three sections: political-ish, advocacy, and what I creatively labeled “etc.” Political-ish: Investigations […]Read More This Week With Your Friendly Feminists…
Let’s take a quick mental field trip. Imagine, after a long, sweaty trek home from work or school, you trod into your kitchen for a glass of water. Over to the sink. Faucet on. Glass filled. Instead of the clear, fresh, and welcoming water you are used to (and probably take for granted-big time), […]Read More Flint Disaster: Another Symptom of Deeply Entrenched Racism?
After listening to one of my favorite podcasts, the Friend Zone, which encounters everything from pop culture, mental health to natural remedies, I am often sparked with new knowledge or perspectives about being my true self or naturally getting rid of a cold. This week’s episode, We’re Not Gonna Take It, the hosts discussed street […]Read More From Grocery Stores to Bars: Street Harassment in Our Daily Lives
Growing up, I played with Barbie dolls and idolized them for their “perfection.” However, there is a new Barbie on the scene and it’s time to take note! Barbara “Barbie” Ferreira is a 19-year-old, ‘curve’ model, based out of New York, and she is seriously thriving. Last week, American Eagle’s lingerie line, Aerie, released a […]Read More Meet the New “Barbie”
Be kind: a familiar phrase that was spoken over me daily as a child. The words carried significance. They seemed to be the solution to whatever problems or struggles I may potentially face throughout the day. It was as if my parents were arming me with a metaphysical weapon possessing the capacity to fight my […]Read More Be Kind
Last week something pretty amazing happened. For six hours, the 1 in 3 Campaign hosted an abortion speak-out which was broadcast on their website. For those who don’t know, the 1 in 3 Campaign is an organization dedicated to breaking down the stigma and shame surrounding a person’s right to have an abortion. The speak-out […]Read More #1in3Speaks: De-stigmatizing Abortion One Story at a Time
Has Axe finally moved on from the sex-crazed, “get hot girls,” misogyny? In their new ad entitled, “Find Your Magic”, Axe is making it clear that you don’t need the six pack to be a man. This may be a win for the company. Maybe. In the beginning, the ad references the insanely fit, overly sexualized […]Read More One Small Step for Humanity, One Giant Leap for Axe
Hello Everyone, I hope you are all ready to engage in more feminist topics this semester! We have new bloggers with fresh new ideas and opinions. Also, we are incorporating a new aspect to ShoutOut this semester. We want to start addressing current topics on a continuous basis. So every week, look out for a […]Read More Welcome Back!