Yesterday evening students and faculty gathered for the highly anticipated screening of “The Hunting Ground”, a newly released documentary about the realities that student sexual assault survivors face on their college campuses. The film’s screening was hosted by this semester’s Senior Seminar in Sociology course, taught by Dr. Matt Ezzell, and the event received a […]Read More The Hunting Ground: A Call to Action for JMU
Celebrity nude leaks, sex tape scandals, revenge porn, oh my! We hear about or see these things being publicized and we have a knee-jerk reaction that tells us there’s something not okay about this. If we’re a little more informed about consent and digital media, then we know that these aren’t just mere invasions of […]Read More Tweets, Snap Stories, Sex Crimes?!
I was first introduced to the idea of “sex positivity” when I stumbled upon the YouTube channel of the one and only Laci Green. If you haven’t already been exposed to the wonder that is Miss Green, then you should definitely do so after you finish reading. I apologize in advance for how obsessed you […]Read More Sex: Are you Positive?
Alright readers, this is my second (and last!) post that will be about conferences, I promise! But this one was too good not to write about as well. This past week I attended the Southern Sociological Society’s annual conference to present my own student research as well as sit in on many other presentations of […]Read More Sociology & Feminism: A Beeeautiful Friendship!
Greetings from Arlington, Virginia! I write this from the hotel lobby where hundreds of feminists gathered yesterday to kick off the 2015 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference. I along with 7 other ShoutOut bloggers had the ability to attend this conference and participate in a jam-packed weekend full of workshops, passion-filled speeches, and amazing feminist […]Read More National Young Feminist Leadership Conference: Day 1!
The issue with so many misogynistic aspects of our society is that they can seem so completely normal at first. Until we take a closer look at our behaviors and the messages we are receiving, we often don’t noticed the ways that these actions can inherently hurt women. However, once you know to be more […]Read More Listen Up, Under Armour
If I had to pick any one major media source to consume for feminist information, it would definitely have to be documentaries. There’s something so satisfying about a well-produced compilation of 90 minutes of material that leaves you reeling and thinking for days. In the wake of a week filled with appreciation for this year’s […]Read More Feminist movie night, anyone?
Once again, Kim Kardashian has made headlines for yet another magazine cover. This time she poses in an editorial spread for the Spring/Summer 2015 edition of LOVE magazine. The spread is centered on Prada’s most recent shoe collection but has instead gained its attention because, aside from wearing the latest designer heels, Kim is nude […]Read More Kim Kardashian & the Patriarchal Bargain
With the highly anticipated release of the 50 Shade of Grey film only a week away everyone is either making plans to see it, had their tickets purchased 3 months in advance, or viciously rejecting even the idea of having to see a second of this film. It seems as if everyone holds some sort […]Read More #50DollarsNot50Shades
How many times have you heard someone say, “It’s just a word, it doesn’t matter.”? Typically, this is said in defense of saying something that might be considered offensive. For a lot of people the idea of certain words being trivial and insignificant might make perfect sense. However, the fact that we find it difficult […]Read More Invisible Violence: The Effects of Sexist Language