When you hear the term “women’s health,” you might automatically think “contraceptives” or “abortion.” While reproductive rights certainly do play a huge role in a woman’s health, I would argue that reproductive health may even fall under the larger umbrella of sexual health. According to the World Health Association, sexual health can be defined as […]Read More Sex Positivity: Can We Stop Ignoring Women’s Sexual Experience Already?
Selfie culture is still alive and well as 2016 ends and so is the shaming of girls who take them. Do you remember last year in October when those sorority girls got shamed by the announcers for taking selfies during a baseball game? The announcers mock the girls for their vanity by taking selfies, which is […]Read More Music, Makeup, & Media
As the semester is winding down this is, unfortunately, our last newsroom weekly update. I’m sure I speak for all of us bloggers here on ShoutOut when I say that this semester was an incredible feminist journey with moving stories and opinion pieces- all while keeping things #relevant. So lets talk news: Well, if anyone […]Read More Final Newsroom: Let’s get #relevant
Yesterday, December 4th, the Army Corps of Engineers denied the easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline through Lake Oahe, a reservoir of the Missouri River. This is a huge win for the Sioux of Standing Rock, North Dakota! Water protectors stood their ground and have maintained clean drinking water for their tribe and all those […]Read More Mni Wiconi: Water is Life.
When it comes to girlhood, there is no brand more popular or controversial than Barbie. Standing at 5’9’’ with an 18 inch waist, she has come under fire for promoting unhealthy beauty ideas and lacking diversity within her friend group in her fifty-seven years of existence. Despite this, nothing has paralleled her rise to toy […]Read More With Barbie, “You Can Be Anything!”… If You Buy It
The Riot Grrrl movement of the 90’s is one among many of the underappreciated movements that propelled feminist ideas and influences into the pop culture spotlight. It was a movement based in music that rose out of the punk rock subculture in the Pacific Northwest. Riot Grrrl was about consciousness raising and it wasn’t afraid […]Read More Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl— a Review
As a feminist, I love writing with the ShoutOut crew as a means of keeping my ear to the ground when it comes to current issues that intersect with feminism. Within the past few weeks this page has exploded with timely, relevant news updates and thought-provoking opinion pieces on issues that have taken the lead […]Read More House of Women: Liberating Women in Tanzania
(image use flickr-Gage Skidmore) Depending on who you are, Tomi Lahren is either the Hobbit that saves Middle Earth or one of Sauron’s orcs. A 24-year old conservative media figure on The Blaze, Lahren’s rants on Colin Kaepernick’s un-Americanism, the babyish nature of Trump protestors, and how Black Lives Matter is similar to the […]Read More Tomi Lahren’s Interview with Trevor Noah is the New Norm
I posted an article last week (here) talking about the new #safetypin campaign. Along similar lines students, faculty and staff, are petitioning their college and university presidents to take the necessary measures to ensure their colleges become sanctuary campuses. The lives of many students, faculty, and staff are at stake. This is an incredibly important […]Read More Why Your Campus Should Be a Sanctuary Campus
Feminism, or the advocacy of equality for all sexes, has been growing to encompass more and more ideals and aspects about young girls and women’s lives; each day it becomes more inclusive of a variety of lenses the emphasize the importance of intersectionality. One such branch is ecofeminism, a movement that connects the domination of nature to […]Read More Feminism Wastes Nothing