“A singular pronoun should agree in number with the antecedent.” It seems like an innocent comment that a professor would leave in the margins of my senior honors thesis. It’s basic grammar, right? A person walks but a group of people walk. Hannah screams but they all scream. It is grammar 101 – matching your […]
Read More Grammar is not an excuse to perpetuate the gender binary.
Apparently, JMU has a pride week. But, who’s hosting it? Madison Equality is JMU’s only Student Led LGBTQ+ organization on campus that focuses on intersectional education […]
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If we take an aerial view of Harrisonburg, Virginia, for example, a majority of what we see is parking lots. 84% to be exact. Naturally, the blacktop exists primarily in the populated areas most requiring transit. As Harrisonburg is a city growing bigger than its’ government can plan for, it falls victim to urban design […]
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Nike recently announced its new Nike Pro Hijab, the brand’s first single-layer stretchy hijab for athletes. The Pro Hijab is the product of a yearlong design process between Nike and the three Muslim athletes from the United Arab Emirates, weightlifter Amna Al Haddad, triathlete Manal Rostom, and figure skater Zahra Lari. By working with these […]
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If you follow ShoutOut!’s twitter, you may have noticed that this weekend some of us got the opportunity to go to the 13th annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference and were live tweeting from some of the panels and caucuses that were taking place. It was a really great weekend filled with a lot of […]
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This isn’t my first rodeo discussing feminism. Many of my friends on Facebook assume feminism isn’t just about cisgender women, but it’s not. If you’re one of those people, I challenge you. Defend your position. Comment below and fight back. Unless you’re too scared? I’m listening. Feminist me. Every day I wake up, I face […]
Read More Feminist? You? Cash me ousside, how bout dah!
The first time I learned about love was through watching Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.” I was four years old when I witnessed Alice eat that cookie, grow a hundred feet and then stick her gigantic foot right in the doorknob’s face. My excitement at watching Alice get big prompted me to watch the film so […]
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USA Amnesty International reports that 148,000 women are incarcerated in state and federal prisons worldwide, yet among these prisons, 70% of the guards are male. And among most of these women incarcerated; most of these women are in jail, the US Department of Justice reports that only 14% of these women are in jail for […]
Read More PR!SON: A Booming Business (Pt. 1)
I grew up in a less typical American household, where my mother was the primary breadwinner. Working days and nights on end as a midwife, my mother pushed through sleepless days just to make it to school events, drive our family around, or sort through endless loads of laundry. Though, there were also many times when […]
Read More Super Moms: Having it all
I remember being in 7th grade, sitting in on those uncomfortable sex education classes during P.E. where my teacher would lecture us about safe sex practices. He demonstrated to the class how to put a condom on a banana and gave us students worksheets to label genitalia. What my teacher never told the class was […]
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