Picture this… We’re driving down a traffic-less Port Republic Road (just go along with it, ok?). Windows rolled down, hair whipping in the summer breeze, a cloudless blue sky stretches out in front of us, and “Someone That Loves You” by HONNE is blasting through the speakers. We each have a one dip of Kline’s Dairy Bar […]Read More Fade to Black, Role Credits.
Tensions are flying high in the East – the bombing of a Syrian Air Base after only two days of deliberation, which provoked a threat of nuclear war by North Korea, followed by a North Korean ballistic missile launch, an attempted show of force that ultimately failed; and the Mother of All Bombs was dropped in Afghanistan in the fight […]Read More Prima Donald (Air)strikes Again
“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.
Texas Rep. Jessica Farrar introduced a state bill, HB4260, on Friday, March 10th which is truly amazing. HB4260 has multiple parts, all of which mimic and mirror current Texas legislation, but with a twist. Instead of focusing on how the state can regulate the bodies of citizens seeking health care services such as contraceptives or […]Read More Satirical Bill Turns Healthcare on its Head
I don’t know about y’all, but I am always on the hunt for a new podcast to listen to on my morning commute, one that isn’t stagnant or boring, something that makes me laugh while also making me think. Here are five Podcasts that I wholeheartedly recommend to you to fuel your inner intersectional feminist […]Read More Five Intersectional Podcasts You Should Be Listening To.
With one photo, accompanied by one caption, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter broke the Internet yesterday, February 1st, with the announcement that she and her husband, Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z, are expecting twins. Source: Beyoncé’s Instagram The caption accompanying this *flawless* photo reads, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. […]Read More Queen Bee Broke the Internet
Wondering what the ShoutOut! bloggers covered this week in the Newsroom? Presidential Business: Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee has released statements saying that the upcoming weekend’s events will emphasize simplicity over luxury, as if it was a conscious choice on the part of Trump’s team to have no one throw him inaugural balls, to have the […]Read More Newsroom Round Up
Hey hey hey readers! I am so excited to be back in action and writing for ShoutOut! again this semester and I am honored to say that I, along with SassyYazzy and HeroineAddict, will be taking over as the co-editors for a semester of fem-tastic blogging, following in the footsteps of the amazing eternallyfeminist! I […]Read More New Year, New Bloggers: Welcome Back, Everyone!
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