As a new semester of bloggers are about to join the ShoutOut legacy, I wanted to take the time to sit down with one of ShoutOut’s faculty advisors, Dr. Kathryn Hobson, talk about feminism, her personal experiences, and what advice she has for future bloggers! So, dive on in and get to know one of […]Read More Spotlight: An Interview with ShoutOut’s Dr. Hobson
In honor of a new semester just around the corner, I wanted to take the time to sit down with a senior JMU Women and Gender Studies (WGS) student, Melanie, to get her point of view on the WGS minor and her experience studying the variety of perspectives that exist within gender studies. Here’s how […]Read More An Interview with a Graduating WGS Student
As we close out this semester, I would like to personally say goodbye to ShoutOut! It has been an amazing experience being Editor of ShoutOut! since last fall. I would like to thank all the amazing bloggers for dedicating their time and energy into the blog. The bloggers have done an amazing job at producing […]Read More Goodbye!
As we approach the holiday season, it won’t be long until The Bachelor returns to television screens on January 2nd. The premise of the show: an eligible and seemingly “perfect” bachelor selects his wife out of twenty-five possible love interests who are trying to catch his attention. In its twenty seasons running, however, only three […]Read More Smell the Roses: The Influence of The Bachelor on Young Relationships
A while back I wrote a post theorizing about how abortion bans can in fact be used as means of control by State Governments in terms of perpetuating poverty and income inequality, and thus consolidating elitist control State citizens. Since that post, a recent bill has been passed by the Ohio Legislature which essentially restricts […]Read More How Abortion Bans Promote Elitism (Part 2)
Flickr Image This weeks post is an interview on feminism with Dr. Jennifer Connerley. Dr. Connerley is an adjunct professor at, yours truly, James Madison University. To say that she is an intelligent woman wouldn’t do her justice. She is bold, brilliant, soft spoken, a professor of unique style and dress, and an absolute expert […]Read More You never know who could be a feminist: An Interview with My Feminist Professor
This Thanksgiving was very different from all of the other past Thanksgivings that I have had. For the first time, my family decided to talk about politics, specifically focusing on this past election. However, instead of talking about the possible political consequences of our newly elected president, my family spoke about the impact that […]Read More There Will Always Be Hope!
After talking to my fellow friends and classmates, I realized that few to none know anything about birth control. That being said, the general public seems to have just as little information. Why is it called “birth control”? That’s not it’s only purpose. Out of my group of friends, each takes it for different […]Read More Birth control, more like hormone control: Get your facts straight
Texas is back at it again with abortion shaming. As of December 18, the Texas Health Department will begin to “require clinics and hospitals to bury or cremate human and fetal remains,” according to Governor Greg Abbott. The rules were proposed back in July, “with little notice and no announcement.” Previously, some states allowed cremation or […]Read More Texas Intruding on the Medically Personal: Adding to the many ways abortion is shamed
In our society, young people frequently face marginalization and are often belittled. Thus, young girls are especially underestimated! Often pigeonholed into the societally normative feminine roles, girls are viewed as primarily lovers of all things pink, sparkly, and cute. This narrowly constructed vision of girlhood rarely gives girls the credit that they truly deserve. These […]Read More 5 Life Lessons from Girls Under 5-ish