Flickr Image This weeks post is an interview on feminism with Dr. Jennifer Connerley. Dr. Connerley is an adjunct professor at, yours truly, James Madison University. To say that she is an intelligent woman wouldn’t do her justice. She is bold, brilliant, soft spoken, a professor of unique style and dress, and an absolute expert […]Read More You never know who could be a feminist: An Interview with My Feminist Professor
I posted an article last week (here) talking about the new #safetypin campaign. Along similar lines students, faculty and staff, are petitioning their college and university presidents to take the necessary measures to ensure their colleges become sanctuary campuses. The lives of many students, faculty, and staff are at stake. This is an incredibly important […]Read More Why Your Campus Should Be a Sanctuary Campus
Welcome back to the Shout Out weekly News Room! Here’s what we have for you this week: REVIEW We briefly talked about what each blogger posted over the past two weeks. If you haven’t been able to keep up on the posts, for any number of reasons, here is the link to our Shout Out! […]Read More Post-Thanksgiving Feminist News Room
In light of this November’s (traumatizing) elections a new campaign, if you will, has surfaced. First starting in Britain as a result of the Brexit, it has now been adopted by many Americans; from college and university campuses (like yours truly–JMU) to the general public. #Safetypin is an effort to show support, and allyship to […]Read More Safety for who?: A Critique of the #safetypin Campaign
It’s a phrase that is repeatedly asked millions of times a day. The epitome of every morning routine; the reason we sometimes change our outfit three times before walking out the door; the reason some spend hours at the gym; the reason my friend asked me if she looked okay before her company came over; […]Read More Reclaiming “fat”: Because being fat isn’t a bad thing!
TW: mentions of dieting, fat-phobia, ‘fat’. Congratulations! If you ever wonder why you feel stuck in this vicious cycle of gaining and losing weight, it’s probably because you are. But don’t worry, it’s not entirely your fault. We live in a culture that tells us that ‘fat’, in all respects, is ugly and undesirable. We […]Read More Ladies, it’s not your fault: America makes you fat then shames you for it…congratulations, you can’t win!
I wouldn’t consider myself old, as I am only approaching my 30’s, but having a brother that is 13 years younger and a 9th grader makes my feelings of youth somehow disappear. It’s all too easy to look at the youth and adolescents in our world today and not really think much of them. Maybe […]Read More Together But Not The Same: Tensions between an older and younger generation, and how they need each other
Image credit I heard a story of a young, Black, transgender women who was brutally murdered, just last month in fact, in Maryland. Crystal Edmonds was only 32 years old. Black transgender/gender non-conforming persons are at higher risk of violence (from anti-LGBTQ+ persons) than any other group. In general, there has been a long history of […]Read More Heterosexual Support for the LGBTQ+ Community
Today on the 5:30 News we talked about the following: POLITICS Black America: Will race determine the elections this year? Not as many Black supporters to turn out to polls for 2016 election. Could this be due to Trumps outright messages of hate, and therefore lack of support of groups of color? Probably! Thanks a […]Read More The 5:30 NEWS ROOM
Featured Photo Credit here I’m for all women feeling empowered in everything they do. I’m also all for women feeling absolutely empowered in what they wear. Why shouldn’t I? I’m a woman too. So when it comes to this fashion phenomenon, “butt cheek shorts”, i.e. butt-less shorts, I’m forced to question how this article of […]Read More Empowering or Sexualization?