Alright folks, I’m sure we’ve all heard about women who don’t identify as feminists. I’m sure we’ve read the articles where women criticize feminism and the entire feminist movement. I recently found an interview with actress Evangeline Lilly where she was asked what she thought about feminism. She said: “I’m very proud of being a […]Read More She Said What?
A few months back, I attended a lecture given by Loretta Ross on JMU’s campus. For those of you who don’t know her, let me give you a brief introduction: Loretta Ross was born in Texas into a family of eight kids. She attended college at Howard University and is now a great grandmother. She […]Read More Loretta Ross? More Like Loretta BOSS.
What’s up my friends?! In my previous post, I discussed the idea of the “love slap.” To me, the love slap comes from a place of deep care for the issue at hand, whether that be sexual assault, racism, sexism, poverty, etc. Now I realize that a slap is generally seen as a violent action, […]Read More How To Love Slap
Yemen Crisis: This is one of the worst crises in history. There is no food or water, they are suffering from the largest Cholera outbreak in the world, and AQAP/ ISIS are taking land, resources, and soldiers. This crisis effects everyone, but especially the most vulnerable, like women, children, and the elderly. Police and Rape: […]Read More Listen Up! Here’s Your NewsRoom Recap
As most of you have probably seen, a new trend started last week. This trend consisted of women posting on their Facebook and Twitter pages saying “me too.” If you wrote this, it meant you had been sexually harassed or assaulted at some point in your life. The meaning of this trend was to give […]Read More Give The World A Love Slap
I know my last two posts have been about rape, however, I’d like to veer away from that for a second and talk about something that’s been on my mind: sexual health. Last week, our ShoutOut group had a very interesting conversation about sex. More importantly, our sexual health as women. Each woman held a […]Read More Take Care & Take Control
1. California Fires and Ecofeminism Starting late Sunday night, more than eight counties in Northern California fell victim to multiple monstrous wildfires. These fires are spreading over 50,000 acres and are still burning. They have destroyed over thousands of homes, caused hundreds of people to go missing, and killed roughly 20 people. We discussed the […]Read More What Your Feminists Are Talking About This Week
CW: discussions of rape, sexual violence, and trauma. Let me preface this post, I’d like to invite people to read my bio. I feel that learning more about my feminist/humanist perspective will help readers understand where I’m coming from and hopefully reach a larger crowd. As I said in my previous post, I will be […]Read More We Can’t Keep Quiet Anymore
What’s up dudes?! This is my first blog post with ShoutOut, so welcome to the first of many discussions about a few of the critical issues affecting our world today from my hippie spitfire perspective 🙂 What I’d like to discuss today is going to be a part of a larger series. This issue is […]Read More The Ugliest Word in the Human Language