It’s time for an update! The last time I heard about vaginal care was in a middle school classroom and consisted of awkwardly seeing a pad for the first time. If you’re like me, sex-ed left me confused, scared, and quite honestly kind-of grossed out. You would think that sex-ed would better prepare us for […]
Read More Down-There Care
So as some of you may have heard, Virginia’s Governor Glenn Youngkin has introduced a policy that requires schools to categorize transgender children by their ‘biological sex” and ban students from using different pronouns without their parent’s permission. Now first let me say, no I am not a part of the LGBTQ+ community, but I […]
Read More Let Them Be Free
For this weeks newsroom roundup we discussed the local news of an all woman staffed charity celebration, the national concern of voter ID laws for the upcoming election, and the global headline of Brittney Griner’s appeal being denied. All of these news stories were presented and discussed with a feminist lense, and hopefully this recap […]
Read More Newsroom Round up October 28th, 2022
Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, there have already been many anti-abortion laws put in place across the country. Most abortions are now banned in 13 states and more states are pushing to ban all together or make extremely strict laws. We already know these laws are a feminist issue that strips the rights […]
Read More Roe v. wade overturned; a disability issue
*Content Warning: The following blog contains content about street harassment that can be triggering for some. Have you ever had unwelcome comments, gestures, or acts directed at you by a stranger? I have many times. This is street harassment. Street harassment means disrespectful, offensive, or threatening statements, gestures, or other conduct directed at an individual […]
Read More Street Harassment: A Problem That Needs Legal Regulation!
Besties, let’s talk about the media. Specifically, how women are portrayed in the media and advertising. Background: Women have been portrayed as objects of pleasure in the media since the 20th century. A post by Swagata Sen states: Advertisements, music videos, and films dehumanize girls and women and portray them as commodities […] Over the […]
Read More SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN IN THE MEDIA
As the divide between political parties increases, and the tensions of our current political climate become more dangerous, it is important now more than ever to participate and vote in local, state, and national elections. Next week on November 8, incumbent Elaine Luria or opponent Senator Jen Kiggans will be elected to serve in the […]
Read More now more than ever… Vote!
For the purpose of this article, I anonymously surveyed 30 participants ranging in age from 18-25. All quotes used in this piece are from the anonymous survey. As a child, Halloween was the most liberating and exciting night of the year. I simply was obsessed. Playing dress up was part of my everyday life as […]
Read More HALLOWEEN: THE SADDEST HOLIDAY
There is a negative relationship between healthcare and women. You can take an intersectional approach to this topic and see how womanhood along with other identities can impact one’s relationship with doctors and healthcare. Identities and appearances can impact the quality of healthcare that one gets. Larger women are a group who experiences a negative […]
Read More Fat Stigma in Healthcare
The university required all executive members of JMU organizations to attend a training hosted by the Center of Student Engagement. How relevant was this topic to the group it was presented to?
Read More I attended JMU’s Hazing Prevention Training and Here’s What I Thought