Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn! What would have been this icon’s 85th birthday today, Google has honored her with their Google drawing for the day: So I’m sure you’re wondering why does it matter that it’s Audrey Hepburn’s birthday today. Well, I guess it really doesn’t, but I thought what better way to end my semester […]Read More Quick Hit: Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn and farewell ShoutOut! readers!
Today, I stumbled upon an extremely eye opening article titled, “My 28-week pregnancy and a 20-week abortion ban: why choice still matters.” The writer explains through her personal experience with a high risk pregnancy and premature birth of her child, she is pro-choice.Read More A mother can still be pro-choice
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten emails from campus police or the local police department of reported sexual assaults, and not until recently did I ever stop and think about how common situations like those are in the world that I live in; college. College is a world that is short-lived compared […]Read More College…and rape.
It’s pretty much widely recognized that every beauty or fashion merchandise advertisement is airbrushed and photo-shopped to some extent. I mean, its sad that our society still thinks that’s somehow okay to do, especially since its false advertisement when you change someone’s facial appearance and body image in order to sell something. But unfortunately all […]Read More Quick Hit: Target’s Photoshop Fail
HIV/AIDS: A topic that is not on the forefront of young minds, especially if they do not have the disease or personally know someone who is affected by it. Many people, young and old, assume that because they’re not gay, there is no way they can contract this disease. They may also think HIV/AIDS was […]Read More “Being Positive”: A motto I embrace thanks to the Madison HIV/AIDS Alliance
First let me start by saying, thank goodness for friends. If I didn’t have any, I wouldn’t have come across this gem to write about; so ShoutOut! (pun intended) to my friend for bringing this video and article to my attention. To go in depth, I was sent a link to the article, “You Need To […]Read More Slam poets from Rutgers University perform “The Rape Poem To End All Rape Poems”
The other day while watching TV for a few minutes, a Trojan condom commercial came on. Normally when I see these, I think they are supper cheese-tastic (cheesy), however this particular one gave me a different impression. Here’s the commercial: What I personally enjoy is how the woman is in control; the male isn’t the […]Read More Quick Hit: Trojan Condoms make a statement with new commercial
The other day while watching the always entertaining and addictive show, “Sex and the City,” I was inspired to write about men’s intimidation of successful women. During the episode, Carrie (the main character) was going through a rough patch with her significant other simply because her career was successful and his wasn’t. At the end […]Read More Why do some men have insecurities of successful women?
I’m sure most of us have seen the viral video, “First Kiss” where apparent strangers meet for the first time and ultimately kiss for the first time. Well after the 65 million views and counting, it was publically stated that some of the people were not actually strangers and the video was a collaboration between […]Read More “First Kiss” and “First Gay Hug” Videos Reiterate the Beauty of Human Interaction
President Obama recently spoke at Orlando’s Valencia College about several topics, one of them being women’s issues. He discussed the problems of unequal pay between women and men in the work force, unfair policies for maternity leave, and the need for more women in Congress and other institutions, stating ever so comically, “We all know […]Read More Quick Hit: Obama speaks about changes that need to happen for women in America