Want to Pick What You Learn? Become a Women’s Studies Minor!

JMU’s Women’s Studies Minor is a cross disciplinary introduction to theories and scholarship in Women’s Studies.  It examines the social construction of gender, how gender affects access to opportunity, and the experiences and contributions of women. It gives you information and skills to be an activist in your community depending on whatever it is you want […]

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“If feminism is dead why are people trying so hard to kill it?” Feministing with Jessica Valenti: A Lecture on Purity, Sexism, and Activism

Jessica is what all of us feminist’s aspire to be. Her voice hasn’t just been heard but people are listening! The room was packed. On April 7th in Health and Human Services JMU had the honor of having Jessica Valenti speak at our university. You could feel the eagerness of fellow feminists in the room. […]

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All Girl Acappella! Note-Oreity!

Looking for sisterhood but not interested in a sorority? Martha Layman is the musical director the all women’s acappella group Note-Oreity. If you haven’t seen them perform before I’d be surprised. The girls do a variety of events outside of their usual one or two gigs a week like the recent show “Through the Eyes […]

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Snooki Visits JMU: WHAT A JOKE!

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, one of the stars of MTV’s new show “The Jersey Shore” was paid quite a bit of our tuition money to come talk about nothing.  The night was filled with fist pumping and Snooki’s judging of JMU men’s abs. Though the night was all in fun, I found it to be extremely […]

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Through the Eyes of a Woman: From Lion Dancing to Shaving our Vaginas!

Performances by: Andrea Mellonakus Alpha Phi Heartbreakers Chinese Student Association Emily Iekel Loleeta Jean Dalton Anna Fronzaglia Mozaic Dance Team Word is Born Note-oreity As I walked in Grafton Stovall auditorium I found myself singing along with Whitney Houston to “I’m Every Woman” and watching famous women’s accomplishments fly across the screen on stage. “Through […]

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Do Feminists Really Burn Their Bras?: An insight into the National Organization for Women

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is a prominent United States organization founded for the benefit of women’s civil rights and strives to remove many forms of gender discrimination. At JMU and in the local Harrisonburg area, we have the privilege of having Elizabeth Hogan as our President. Even though she has graduated, she has […]

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