After three semesters on the ShoutOut! blog–two of which were spent as Editor–I’ve learned quite a few things about myself and my feminism. I’ve experienced so much personal growth, and I feel the need to share some of my personal insights for anyone who needs a pick-me-up, a small dose of empowerment, or a gentle […]Read More Final Post: Imparting my Feminist Wisdom (?)
Is there a tension in using your purchasing power to buy your feminism? Check out this article to find out what researchers are saying. Below is a fascinating snippet from the post: Examples of “radically literal feminism” and “sexism-positive feminism” include GoDaddy’s Superbowl commercial, which features a female bodybuilder, and Snickers’ complimentary harassment commercial, respectively. Some beauty […]Read More #QuickHit: Using Feminism to Leverage Marketing Strategies
As out semester draws to a close, be sure to tune in for our last spotlight “hoorah.” As a fan of Audrey Hepburn, YourKnightinShiningTutu loved reading this article about her “hidden feminism” and how she actually did stand for more than simply style and fashion and implores you to likewise give this article on “The […]Read More Sunday Night Spotlight
As a feminist, I’m always stoked to learn of artists who use their publicity to leverage a pro-feminist agenda. With the release of Beyonce’s latest album, I was initially thrilled. Not only has this strong, independent, sassy, classy lady already proven herself to be a badass role model—her latest album has strong feminist overtones. The […]Read More Why I’m boycotting Beyonce
So, in the mainstream media’s latest “What the Fuck” move, Cosmopolitan heralds this model for “looking good”–for a plus-sized gal:Say it with me: “What. the. actual. fuck.” Repeat. This is NOT progress. Calling a woman this size “plus sized” is beyond inaccurate. It’s offensive. It only reinforces unacceptable standards of beauty. See the full photo […]Read More Quick Hit: Cosmo says plus-sized, I say get your eyes checked.
Check out our feminist picks of the week! Xenawarriorprincess found this article, which demonstrates how studies have shown more women are taking action in their sex lives versus past generations. “Maybe we should change that one line: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage” to something more real, like: “Thanks, contraceptives. […]Read More Sunday Night Spotlight
**TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of Sexual Assault** In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it’s quite common to see company-endorsed public service announcements tackling the issue of sexual assault this month. This past week, I had some business to take care of on an Army post, and I noticed the United States’ Army’s efforts to take […]Read More SHARP: Army Strong?
She handed me a cup, filled to the brim with overly sweet jungle juice that reeked of vodka. “Are you drunk?” She asked. I smiled and shook my head. “You will be soon!” It was my Sophomore year, and I still was unsure of the point of going to a party and getting drunk. Everyone […]Read More Anonymous Post: Queer Voices on Sexual Assault
If you know anything about me, you know I’m obsessed with Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. I watch it every day. In fact, right now I’m sick on my mom’s couch, and I’m on Cloud Nine because USA is hosting an SVU marathon today. This one is more than a marathon. It’s the #NoMore […]Read More Quick Hit: #NoMore
Covering Dove’s and Veet’s terrible marketing strategies, femme invisibility, selfies, and more. Check out what our bloggers want YOU to read this fine Sunday evening! Bestlittlelion92: Kirsten Dunst is “bringing it on” in her latest comments talking about gender and the absence of femininity. Cpowell92 is horrified at some of these attempts at a selfie. […]Read More Sunday Night Spotlight