Hello, Shoutout! readers! If you’re reading as a JMU student, you know the semester is coming to a close, and you’re probably reading this telling yourself that this is a break from studying, but you’ve been online for like four hours.. (maybe that’s just what I do?) But the point is, this is my last […]Read More Intersectionality, Classism, and Kanye West
This week I was in my Intercultural Communication class where two exec members from the JMU Feminist Collective came to speak. They talked about their club, the definition of feminism, and the different waves of feminism (this article defines them well). After speaking, they opened the class up for questions and comments. One of the […]Read More An Opinion on the Fight for Rights in India
This week has taken a toll on me, and it’s probably taken a toll on you too. With everything going on in the world it’s hard to have an uplifted spirit. I had a few ideas for my post this week where I’d write angrily and rant about things we’ve seen on the news recently. […]Read More Good News.. It Exists!
It’s that time of year again! That’s right- NoShavember. The month where men are glorified for their facial hair and women are shunned from participating in the fun. Even according to NoShavember’s website, the rules to participate are as follows: Men, shave cleanly on October 31st, don’t shave for the entire month of November, and […]Read More Body Hair: a Taboo
Fun fact: I’ve been a camp counselor for six years. Crazy, right? I love being able to be completely silly all the time, lose my voice everyday, and wear face paint on a regular basis. The kids look up to you, and you really get the chance to see how much you influence these children […]Read More Leaving the Right Impact on Today’s Youth
Throughout all of time really, our vernacular has changed and sculpted itself to the society it is used in. That ranges from the words “ain’t” and “yolo” being added to the Oxford Dictionary, to the transformation of common words we use today from their original meanings in previous centuries. For example, “awful” used to mean […]Read More Normal or Common? Using the Words in Their Correct Contexts
This week I attended Madison Equality’s Out on Campus Panel (If you’d like to know more about it, check out FlyAwayWithMe’s article about it). While I was there, something really stood out to me: gender fluidity and the gender spectrum. Before I continue, I would like to note that the words gender and sex are […]Read More Male, Female, and Everything In Between