That’s right readers, it’s finals week here at JMU. Which also means that we’ll be taking a break from regular blogging until the Spring semester starts in January. But keep a look out for any updates our bloggers might post over the break! That being said, I also wanted to take a moment to thank […]Read More Winter Break Hiatus
It’s time for our final links round-up this semester here at ShoutOut! The writers and I have really enjoyed bringing you interesting and informative stories every week, and we hope we’ve expanded your regular internet reading to even more amazing feminist blogs. Without further ado: JGrand50 brings us a look at next year’s Supreme Court case […]Read More Links Round-Up
This week at ShoutOut!: HannahGrace points out that history was made this week, as two same sex marriages were hosted at West Point, a prestigious military academy. The act that was made possible by two events last year, the lifting of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and the legalization of gay marriage in New York. The marriages are an emblematic victory of the long battle […]Read More Links Round-Up
With the ever-impending doom of graduation getting closer and closer, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my future. In particular, I’ve been thinking about my career. For years, I thought I would pursue a job in academia. But somewhere between my high school job at Dunkin Donuts and my current job in […]Read More Feminist Book Review: Blood, Bones, and Butter
For a variety of reasons, I’ve been thinking a lot about body image lately. Especially how it impacts my daily life. And then I came across this article, arguing that exposing your personal life, your vulnerabilities, can be a feminist act. That there is empowerment to be found when women share their stories. So here’s […]Read More Because Personal IS Political
This week: Visionsofourfuture recommends this powerful video put together by Project Unspoken at Emory University asks both men and women what they do in their daily lives to avoid sexual assault and harassment. Following the re-election of President Obama, this article argues that our country is not the “traditional America anymore” — and good riddance. […]Read More Links Round-Up
Last night, my faith in humanity was restored. After feeling like I couldn’t even call myself a feminist anymore, after questioning all of the beliefs I have held dear since childhood, and after feeling like humanity was nothing but a bunch of assholes, I was proven wrong. Last night, so many of my friends, professors, […]Read More Gratitude.
Just a quick reminder for all of our readers in the Harrisonburg/JMU community: Tonight at 8 PM on the Commons, we will be holding a vigil along with other student organizations and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program in response to the many sexual assaults against JMU students this semester. To get more information, check […]Read More Signal Boost: Stand Against Sexual Violence TONIGHT!
This week at ShoutOut!, Visionsofourfuture has some celeb news to share! First, this collaborative cover of “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore, reminds women of the power of their voice and the importance of their vote. Chris Brown is causing a stir in the media again — this time after dressing up as a terrorist for […]Read More Links Round-Up
*Trigger warning: rape* I firmly believe in the mission of this blog. I believe that discussing feminist issues amongst friends, in class, and in the community, is essential to promoting feminist goals. But talking is not enough. So far this semester, there have been multiple assaults and rapes of JMU students. One so violent that […]Read More Because talking isn’t enough.