This semester is rapidly coming to an end… whaaaat?? Yeah. Crazy huh? Honestly, this year has been an incredible struggle for me as a student, a feminist, a sister, a daughter, and as a politically motivated young woman. If you’ve been following the blog, I’m sure you’ve seen that many of my posts have basically […]Read More Supporting our words with actions: a prerequisite to change
Sexism and online video games has been a hot topic recently. Bloggers like parklena, grrir, ensenyme, and anncoulpable have written about this issue on Shout Out! in the past. They, among others, have done a wonderful job outlining not only the sexist behavior of people on these games, but also the inherent masculinity projected in […]Read More Video Game Harassment: It’s a Win for Team Shout Out!
Hey all!! Happy Friday the 13th! Make sure while you’re getting ready this morning you put on your “Gay? Fine by me” t-shirts to support your community 🙂Read More Quick Hit! GayMU!
I’ve personally been a fan of Whitney Cummings for about a year, after I discovered this hilarious stand-up comic. Though, she’s quite a lot more than that! I first saw “Whitney Cummings: Money Shot” on Netflix, and probably have watched it at least three or four times.. I find it particularly hilarious. In recent media, […]Read More Whitney Cummings: A Feminist Comedian or a Fake?
Myth: women don’t participate in their own oppression Many people believe that because patriarchy is associated with the male gender, that only men can be oppressive towards women. Our stereotypical vision of sexism is where a man is unjustly treating a woman. Well, it seems as though this vision has broadened to include most heterosexist […]Read More Mythbusting Monday: Women Don’t Participate in Their Own Oppression
I’m a feminist. But. I love dancing to popular music.. Problem? Yes.Read More Musical Dilemmas
Check out this article! It’s terrifying how extreme bigotry can get. Death squads have no place dictating who we are. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/12/us-iraq-gays-emo-idUSBRE82B0VZ20120312Read More Quick Hit: Iraq death squads target those who “stand out”
Liz Canner presents quite an interesting perspective in her documentary, Orgasm Inc. (available on Netflix) in February 2011. She dives into the science of the female orgasm and analyzes attempts from the pharmaceutical industry to quell so called female sexual dysfunction as she is hired for a drug trial for this “medicine.” Apparently, this is […]Read More ORGASM INC.: A review!
The Super Bowl is generally pretty rampant with commercials littered with sexist attitudes hoping to draw in male stereotypes by exploiting female ones. Maybe this is the first year where I have actually sat through the whole game, but these commercials just screamed out at me this Sunday night. The first one that really grabbed […]Read More Super Bowl Sunday: A Feminist Recap
We all know about the staples of the classic feminist movement, one of them being, bra burning. In the 1960’s many “radical” women protested male oppression through the disposal of feminine products, such as brasseries, fake eyelashes and heels. This movement, still active with vivid imagery of setting fire to the patriarchy, is iconic to […]Read More Arab Spring: A revolution of lingerie?