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 […]Read More Want to Pick What You Learn? Become a Women’s Studies Minor!
Kara Dixon Vuic, an Assistant Professor of History at Bridgewater College discovered her interest for gender issues and the intersection of the second wave movement and the Vietnam War back in her undergrad days. It started with her senior theses, then a grad school dissertation and now a novel titled, Officer, Nurse, Woman: Army Nurse […]Read More Officer, Nurse, Woman: Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War
In 1993 a woman started what is now a national company in Baton Rouge called Slumber Parties meant for women to learn about their own sexuality, get educated about sex, and learn how to please themselves. Since then Slumber Parties has spread across the nation and into JMU female community. It has spread like wildfire! I […]Read More The ULTIMATE Ladies Night Party! Slumber Parties by Rachel.
Who knew how much JMU students really CARE about each other? CARE is JMU’s organization for students against sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Caitlin Wood is the new president of the group. I actually got a chance to meet her, but my interview was with Kathleen Heckert who is a member of the presentations […]Read More How our students show they CARE: Campus Assault ResponsE
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. […]Read More “If feminism is dead why are people trying so hard to kill it?” Feministing with Jessica Valenti: A Lecture on Purity, Sexism, and Activism
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 […]Read More All Girl Acappella! Note-Oreity!
Well, for starters I don’t think I have been that nervous in a very long time, or perhaps ever. Going to a Christian service is something very different and foreign to me. My mother was Jewish and learning anything about Jesus and praising him was something I knew nothing about. However, the second I entered […]Read More DuRag Ministries: Divine Unity Righteously Applying God
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 […]Read More Snooki Visits JMU: WHAT A JOKE!
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 […]Read More Through the Eyes of a Woman: From Lion Dancing to Shaving our Vaginas!
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 […]Read More Do Feminists Really Burn Their Bras?: An insight into the National Organization for Women