Chivalry is Dead

Hey ShoutOut readers. It’s the last post of the semester and I find myself looking back on my previous posts. It’s a bit difficult to figure out what to write about now but I shall endeavor to keep you interested. Today, I want to talk about chivalry. I am guilty of wanting men to be […]

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Remembering Yeardley Love: How to Protect Yourself from Dating Violence

Warnings: Mentions of rape, abuse, and violence Last night, I attended a presentation in memory of Yeardley Love, a teenager killed by her ex-boyfriend. Since her murder, there have been more efforts to raise awareness of dating/domestic violence. The National Center for Victims of Crime defines dating violence as controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in […]

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Motherhood

I have heard a lot of things about becoming a mother. Many people say that is the most rewarding experience in the world. I think that’s wonderful… for them. I personally have no intention of ever having children. I’ve felt this way ever since I was a child myself and it hasn’t changed. The adults […]

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Beauty in Disney

The topic of my blog today will probably bring back fond memories for most of us. Recently, in my psychology of women and gender class, we discussed Disney movies and the negative messages they send girls. We already know the damsel-in-distress stereotype. However, has anyone noticed that some of the villains tend to be beautiful […]

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Gender Bias in Home Decor Items

I was recently browsing through Bed, Bath and Beyond with my mother this past weekend. She was attempting to refurnish our new house and we were wading through shower curtains and bathroom racks when I saw something that irritated me. I was thinking of buying a shoe rack/shelf for my apartment and I was staring […]

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Thirteen Reasons Why – Book Review

Trigger Warnings: Bullying Suicide Over winter break, I read a very interesting book, targeted towards young adults, called Thirteen Reason Why by Jay Asher, published in 2007. It touches on many different subjects that I feel really need to be brought up more in our society. This novel hits on many important issues that people […]

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