Misogyny in the Music Industry

As a Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies minor I am currently taking the Introduction to Women and Gender Studies course. This past week my class had a guest speaker, her name is Javay (@/millennialsexpert on Instagram) and she is a JMU alum who is now a practicing sexologist. In her presentation to my class she […]

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News Roundup

This past week in news: South Carolina’s governor signed the “South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act,” banning most abortions. The new bill requires doctors to perform ultrasounds to check for the fetus’s heartbeat. If detected, the abortion is only permitted if the pregnancy was caused by rape, incest, or if the mother’s […]

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Not the reaction I was expecting…

As someone who is passionate about social advocacy, I applied to a graduate school program at a university that is very well known for their political communications master’s degree.  As someone who has a rather low GPA, I thought it would be silly to apply – but I did anyways.  I remember everyone was super […]

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Let’s Talk About Intersectionality

Intersectionality is simple and yet it is absent in the groundworks of feminism. Before we start discussing intersectionality, it is essential to fully grasp and digest the definition of intersectionality. Intersectionality defines the inclusion of all women, regardless of their race, gender or ethnicity. The purpose of intersectionality is to include EVERY women so that […]

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Why Pro-lifers need to STFU

In 1973, the United States Supreme Court declared, based on a 7-2 ruling, that prohibiting abortion was unconstitutional because it violated a woman’s right to privacy…in other words: her body, her choice…not the government’s. So the question ponders, why are we still on a political issue that was declared non-political five decades ago? There’s a […]

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Unfortunately Always Current: Rape

With so much recent talk about the #MeToo movement, I wanted to address some of the discourse I saw. There was a Ted Talk called Is Modern Feminism starting to undermine itself?, where Jessica Butcher talked about how the #MeToo movement was reinforcing a narrative of disadvantages that don’t help women in the fight towards […]

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Let’s Get Happy

Recently, my mom sent me an article that she thought would help benefit my overall happiness and productivity each day. I was skeptical, of course, because how could one article really change that much about your life. So, I read the article and it seemed like it would be easy enough to try and do […]

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