Hello ShoutOuters! It’s time for your weekly dose of Feminist news (in case you missed out on some). Here we go!
This hashtag blew up the Internet, and rightly so. Popstar Kesha was denied the right to record songs outside of her contract with Sony during the suit she filed against her producer Dr.Luke, accusing him of drugging, raping, and emotionally abusing her. Check out blogger lucilleontheball’s explanation and for the reason why this case matters.
First U.S. Uterus Transplant
In health news, a Cleveland clinic performed the first complete uterus transplant in the United States. A 26 year-old female received a completely new womb in a nine hour operation.
Yes, the republican presidential nominees went at it again this past Thursday night. The nominees, primarily Rubio and Cruz, retaliated against Trump’s shallow attacks. But you know, it basically looked like school kids bullying each other on the playground about who can jump higher (you know, the usual).
Women Engineers for the Win
Erin Winick and Emily Huber, both engineering students and 21 years-old, have created a jewelry line, Sci Chic, that combines science and fashion in the best way possible. Using a 3D printer, they make science-themed jewelry. They want girls to feel inspired to explain the science behind the jewelry they are wearing.
Justin Trudeau, Canada, and LGBTQ+
Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau will be the first Canadian Prim Minister to participate in the LGBTQ+ Pride Parade in Toronto on July 3. He is a major advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and a major feminist. If Trump becomes president, looks like I’ll be heading to Canada.
Lastly, we cannot forget the VDAY event sponsored by ShoutOut! here at JMU this past Thursday. The incredible night consisted of readings from the book; A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer edited by Eve Ensler. Faculty and students performed to raise awareness and advocate to stop violence against women and girls. All donations went to the New Directions Center, a sexual assault and domestic violence center and emergency shelter in Staunton, VA. ShoutOut! would like to truly thank everyone who participated, attended, and supported this event, it would not have been done without you.
There you have it! Just a few bits of knowledge for you about what’s going on in the world right now.