College tuition and women attending college have one thing in common. They are both rising! These trends beg the question, is college worth it for women? Women currently make up more than half of the college population. Tuition has reached an all time high, with student loan debt averaging $29,400 per student upon graduation. In […]Read More Women Overrepresent the College Population, Yet Underrepresent the CEO Population. Why?
This week, the ShoutOut! JMU bloggers set out to understand the differing ways in which feminism is interpreted on an individual basis. While feminism as a whole aims to put an end to patriarchy and sexism, individual identities often influence its meaning. All individuals face different life experiences due to their identities and place in society. […]Read More Feminist Perspectives: Dr. Matthew Ezzell
“Rape is about power, not regretted sex” – Wagatwe Wanjuki Take Back the Night provided an impactful and educational take on sexual violence and prevention within our culture. In a room full of survivors and allies, a feeling of togetherness swept the air. On Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, Take Back the Night brought together individuals […]Read More Break the Silence
Peter, Louis, Chis, Meg, Stewie, and Brian Griffin are invited into audiences’ homes on a nightly basis. The Griffins provide humor, satire, sarcasm, and a great deal of laughter to viewers. These characters exist within the vastly popular show Family Guy, an American adult animated sitcom. Peter and his wife, Lois, live in the fictional […]Read More The Need for Media Literacy
The ShoutOut gang has returned from a weekend in Washington DC full of education, inspiration, knowledge and most importantly, fun! The National Young Feminist Leadership Conference 2015, hosted by the Feminist Majority Foundation was filled with endless opportunities to inform and educate attendees about multiple different avenues of feminism. I am personally a social media junkie, so […]Read More Making Feminist Voices Heard Through Media
Like the majority of American children, I grew up watching, and loving, Disney. The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Tarzan, and Pocahontas were just a few of my favorites. Little did I know, that aside from getting me to stop bothering my parents for an hour or so, these movies had larger implications on my […]Read More Not So Happily Ever After, Disney
We’ve heard it a million times. Maybe we’ve even said it ourselves. Or worse: maybe we’ve been deemed a biddie. This term has gained a place in our everyday vocabulary – yet we don’t often stop to think about the meaning or history of this word.Read More What Does Biddie Mean, Anyway?
What makes a man stronger? Showing that he cares. This is the message of the new #RealStrength campaign by Dove, which promotes the involvement of fathers in their children’s lives. It has become more common for fathers to play a prominent role in children’s lives, which is a huge step in the right direction towards gender equality. […]Read More Daddy Day Care
Who is the girl in a country song? Maddie and Tea explain that the girl in a country song often wears painted on cut-off jeans and bikini tops that chafe, and their main role is “to climb up in your truck, keep our mouth shut and ride along.”Read More Girl in A Country Song
We did it. We made it through the holiday season. As January comes to an end, the days of crowded shopping malls and family gatherings are but only distant memories. As we fade away from the holiday season, I cannot help but wonder about the reality of the story of Santa Claus. You may be thinking, but wait, […]Read More Say What Now, Santa?