Applications are now open for Fall 2017 bloggers and editors! We are looking for passionate, intersectional feminists ready to write about everything from reproductive health and politics to popular culture and personal experience. If you want to create feminist content, build a feminist community, and receive class credit, then apply to join our collective!! If you’re […]Read More Call for Bloggers and Editors!!
I cannot begin to wrap my mind around the fact that my time as an undergraduate student and, consequently, ShoutOut! blogger/editor have come to an end. I’ve been lucky enough to find my feminist community here at JMU, and now I have the task of seeking out a new one when I leave here. If you have yet […]Read More So Long, Farewell
About a month ago, I was out dancing with a friend of mine. It was just us two, and we were clearly content being on our own. Then, two guys came up behind my friend and made some lewd gestures, positioned where she couldn’t see. Lucky for them, however, I could see just fine. Me: […]Read More I’ll Calm Down When You Start Listening: The Dangers of Tone Policing
As many other bloggers have been discussing this week, ShoutOut! had the privilege of attending the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference (NYFLC) this past weekend. We heard from kick-ass feminist role models from all different areas of the feminist working world. They shared with us countless ideas that we’ve now added to our feminist toolkits. […]Read More Raising the Bar of Expectation
Join us TONIGHT as V-Day JMU presents a benefit reading of V-Day’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and a Prayer: Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls. The reading will take place at 7 PM in Harrison Hall, room 1261. Proceeds will go to Harrisonburg’s own Collins Center and Child Advocacy Center. We would like […]Read More Join Us Tonight: V-Day JMU’s Reading of A MEMORY, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT AND A PRAYER
I’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t remember the #KimExposedTaylorParty hashtag from summer 2016. Ever since then, I’d been planning to write what I had referred to as a “Taylor Swift takedown.” Not just because of that one isolated incident, but because of a long history of disagreements I’ve had with who I […]Read More My Complicated Relationship With Taylor Swift
It’s been a long 2 weeks since President Donald Trump has taken office. In those 2 weeks, I’ve seen an admirable outpour of calls to action from many of my friends and family. It seems that more than ever, people are being inspired to contact their representatives and actively voice their opinion, rather than just shout into […]Read More If you’re too cool to get political… stop.
Hi hi hello again!! Folks, it’s good to be back. We have quite the semester ahead of us, and I’m excited to be spending it with ShoutOut. The topic for today’s post is actually from back in May, but alas, it’s never too late to chat about the things that get us heated. And, while winter […]Read More “You know nothing, Jon Snow,” and other responses to Kit Harington discussing “sexism towards men”
Texas is back at it again with abortion shaming. As of December 18, the Texas Health Department will begin to “require clinics and hospitals to bury or cremate human and fetal remains,” according to Governor Greg Abbott. The rules were proposed back in July, “with little notice and no announcement.” Previously, some states allowed cremation or […]Read More Texas Intruding on the Medically Personal: Adding to the many ways abortion is shamed
Over Thanksgiving break, I traveled with my mom and sister to India. It had been over 5 years since my last visit, so it was great to see family and explore a little bit. However, over the course of the week, I encountered a few instances where my cultural consideration and my feminism were put at […]Read More Traveling with Feminism