I had never conducted an interview before in my life. But for ShoutOut!, I decided that I wanted to showcase local feminist and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) professor Dr. Sharon Mazzarella, who has been teaching for 13 years at James Madison University. In this interview, we discuss her research in young girlhood, her […]Read More Interview with JMU Professor Dr. Mazzarella
The long list of people failed by the American government continues to grow even as we approach 2022. Refugees, African Americans, and women are a few out of the bunch. Although the first two listed deserve their own blog post; Texas has made the conversation impossible to ignore. Texas and its undying efforts to turn […]Read More America, who do you care about?
Most of us learned internalized misogyny at home from our mothers and grandmothers, not men.Read More Internalized Misogyny has Maternal Roots
How about we all just mind our own business and reproductive choices!Read More Can We Please Stop Invalidating Women Who Choose Not to Have Kids?
Fruit of the Vine October 30th 9:00AM room 303 of the maternity ward Awaiting the arrival of twins, daddy’s ready to cut the umbilical chords Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Brown, you have a beautiful baby girl Mommy said, “Her soft cry is the sweetest sound in the world” Eleven minutes pass and here comes the arrival […]Read More Fruit Of The Vine
Welcome back! Here is your afternoon briefing… JMU Students and Faculty participate in global Climate Strike On Friday (9/20/19), around 400 students and faculty walked out of their classes and jobs to stand on the Wilson Hall steps joining in on the global climate strike. They then marched downtown to demand action in preventing climate […]Read More Newsroom
Fashion. Feminists. Can these two coexist? In past years, it seemed impossible. The fashion industry has often been criticized for using models who are extremely tall and thin, and don’t represent realistic body images for women. Although there has been a movement in recent years to change this, there are still some serious issues. Aerie, […]Read More Fashion Week: Feminists Take Over The Runway
On Sunday March 23rd, an annual event called Women in Focus was held at the Court Square Theater. Each year the event focuses on women in some aspect. This year they concentrated on female caregivers such as women who care for their aging parents. Alzheimer’s disease runs in my mother’s side of the family. Both […]Read More Take Care of Our Caretakers!
Biology does NOT give you an excuse to treat the ones you love like shit. Family members are supposed to be there for you – through everything. They’re the forever-kind of relationships. The ones that last you far past your friends and partners. But blood does not give you a reason to treat me like […]Read More Biology Isn’t An Excuse To Treat Someone Like Shit
I know the New York abortion law that allows abortions past 24 weeks for specific reasons came out about a month ago, but I am still seeing talk about it on Facebook every day. I have seen people say that abortion is not okay in cases of rape, incest, when the mother is in danger, […]Read More The Truth About Why We Need Abortion