This past semester has been such an amazing journey for us! Not only did we gain some great new bloggers, but we were able to accomplish many of our goals that revolved around being more active in our Harrisonburg and JMU communities. From our V-Day event, to the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference, to simply having a […]Read More Semester Wrap-Up!
Many works selected from Eve Ensler’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, And A Prayer are performed on campuses and in communities nation wide every February for V-Day. We were even able to host a V-Day event here at JMU this past February and raised $150 for The Collins Center! Hooray for charity events to raise […]Read More Ending Violence One Book at a Time!!
This semester has been an amazing experience for us. We here at ShoutOut! JMU have accomplished so much in such a short period of time and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for next semester! Next semester we will have a mix of new and returning bloggers that are seriously awesome […]Read More Farewell For Now!
The following article is a guest post from a fellow Shout Out! reader and JMU student about the controversy in Ferguson. It’s a little longer than our blog posts typically run, but I think that her perspective is unique to the current conversation. Mia explains that in order to be the change, we must truly have compassion for […]Read More Be The Change: Ferguson
I came across an article on prdaily.com that explained the current crisis surrounding Old Navy and the price of their female, plus sized clothing. As a public relations student and major feminist advocate, this particular incident has got me heated! But first, let me explain the crisis to you.Read More Old Navy’s Body Shaming Crisis
I’ve heard about fertility apps when browsing online but to be honest, I don’t know anyone that uses them. Frankly, I wasn’t even sure exactly what they did or how they worked. I assumed that fertility apps were for people trying to get pregnant or who had difficulty getting pregnant. After doing some research, I realized I couldn’t […]Read More Fertility Apps: Putting birth control in your control!
**TRIGGER WARNING: cops acting like assholes and joking about rape** A video leaked on Ebaumsworld.com features two Austin Police Officers, Michael Castillo and Mark Lytle, caught on their dashboard camera making disgusting remarks and just generally being sh*tty people.Read More CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Cops Joke About Rape & Robbery
The following is a guest blog post from a woman who’s close to my heart and happens to be an extremely talented writer and feminist. Renee graduated from George Mason University in 2011 and her experience as a professional, young woman in the work place provides her with a unique perspective. The piece highlights the covert sexism experienced daily in […]Read More Bra Straps, Yoga Pants, Business Suits: Does it really matter?
I’ve been working in the restaurant business since I was a teenager, and sadly this means that I’ve experienced sexual harassment by co-workers, customers and managers. It’s something that I’m getting better at dealing with, and I’m learning ways to handle it and protect myself. But what if one of the incidents that made me […]Read More Tristan Thompson Kisses Sideline Reporter: Workplace Harrassment on TV?!
This Friday at 7 p.m. is the premiere of Laverne Cox’s documentary series on MTV as well as Logo TV. The show follows the lives of transgender young people and details the often difficult journey they face. “We live in a world where people are often judged for being different, but this is a celebration of those […]Read More Quick Hit: Laverne Cox Presents: ‘The T Word’