As a blogger for ShoutOut!, I am constantly using the internet to engage with other feminists from around the world, and I love it. Online activism is al amazing too; for feminist issues and more: it helps spread awareness/advocacy, it helps organize and mobilize, and it’s a great tool to view action and reaction. The most unique thing about this [relatively] […]
Read More So, you want to be an online activist?
*trigger warning: This post discusses sexual assault and the UVA rape story* The title says it all: so much as happened regarding the UVA rape story and I don’t know how to feel or what to think. If you’re reading this blog post right now, you’ve probably heard of “A Rape On Campus,” an article by […]
Read More I don’t know how to feel about the UVA rape story
As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I’ve been thinking more and more about women, not only in the past, but in the present and future. With the 2016 elections quickly approaching, a lot of women’s issues will be present in political dialogues, including equal pay and reproductive rights. Here’s my prediction: unless the republican party changes, […]
Read More Why Are Women’s Rights Not Bipartisan?
Marriage. As a 21-year-old college senior, that’s something that feels incredibly far away. But realistically, if I end up getting married (which is something that I want to do), it will probably be sometime in the next ten years, especially if I want to start having kids in my early thirties. Of course, many people my age […]
Read More If you get married, will you take his last name? #AskWhy
I’ve always been a feminist. Even before I called myself one, I always agreed with most feminist ideals. However, as is the case for many feminists, it took me a while to identify with the term because of the massive stigma around the word. As I explored in my first ShoutOut blog post (awww!), people […]
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The 87th Annual Academy Awards premiered on ABC last night, and many notable things happened in relation to feminist issues: Reese Witherspoon popularized #AskHerMore, a movement to question women on the red carpet about more then what they’re wearing. Patricia Arquette gave a well-intended shoutout to women in her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress. John […]
Read More What Was Missing from the 2015 Oscars
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m going to write a post about something I’ve never blogged about: Love and relationships. I am in a relationship, and I love talking about love, watching lovey-dovey movies, listening to love songs (especially Taylor Swift), but I didn’t think it was necessarily a feminist topic. However, most people deal with […]
Read More Need relationship advice? Ask a married couple!
The ratio of women to men on campus is one of the first things I learned about when I was applying to JMU. The first thing people usually said was “wow, that’s such a party school”, quickly followed by “wow, there are so many girls there.” While the comment about JMU’s reputation as a party school […]
Read More Stop Complaining about the Female to Male Ratio
For my post this week, I was asked by a friend of mine if she could write a guest blog about her experience being followed home from school earlier this year. This story was also posted on the breeze (JMU’s newspaper), but I think it’s such an important story to share, so we’re posting it on ShoutOut […]
Read More A JMU Student’s Story About Being Followed Home (GUEST POST)
Most people know that cyberbullying is a huge problem. It exists among many age groups, but it is particularly problematic and common in groups of children and teenagers. In a recent poll, 35% of 11- to 17-year-olds reported that they have experienced cyberbullying. This includes mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking […]
Read More Cyberbullying and Online Harassment Against Women