Since it’s the most “love filled” day of the year let’s talk about love, specifically your love for college. Or maybe your hatred towards it. After three semesters of doing this college thing I feel as though I have enough experience to voice my opinions about the complex lifestyle that we live for four short […]
Read More College: a love-hate relationship
I want to add a quick Trigger Warning because this article will discuss topics of consent and sexual assault. This article is personal and also a bit of a bummer. No matter how uncomfortable, it is important to speak about. Our society’s understanding of consent is evolutionary, and has changed so much, even in just […]
Read More Aw Shit I think I Might Have Been Assaulted: Coping with Your Past and How Consent Evolves
On September 14th, we discussed local, national, and global news from feminist standpoints. This included information about a local professor aiming to educate college students on the election process, a governor in South Carolina introducing a 15-week abortion ban, and a Saudi Arabian woman being prosecuted for tweets. Local: Professor Bobby G. Gentry of Bridgewater […]
Read More NewsRoom Roundup September 14th, 2022
A look at the history of leadership at jmu Like me, I’m sure you’ve heard the joke “she went to college to get an MRS degree,” more than once. My experience at JMU has actually broadened my ideas as a feminist, so the concept of only going to college to meet a man seems foreign. […]
Read More Is jmu a feminist institution?
“I’m not eating all day, I have to look skinny when we go out tonight”. “I drank so many calories, I need to throw up”. “My summer diet starts tomorrow, I need to lose 10 pounds this month”. This is all language I have heard firsthand during my freshman year at JMU. The normalization of […]
Read More The Eating Disorder Epidemic in college
Ah, birth control. While this is a topic that females can talk about all day, a lot of males tend to avoid this subject. Although this is not the case with all males, it is no secret that a lot of them feel uncomfortable talking about women’s health. That is, unless it is beneficial toward […]
Read More But you’re on birth control, right?
Kristen Shrewsbury is an instructional faculty member at JMU who teaches the special topics course WGSS 300: Queer Families. She’s a Harrisonburg native who went to JMU for her undergraduate degree from 1996 to 2001, and began working at JMU as a professional in 2007. She’s married to a same sex spouse and has two […]
Read More An interview with JMU professor Dr. Shrewsbury
“I can’t believe how much muscle she is building, does she want to look like a man?” “It is crazy how even though you are a woman, you are able to lift more than him.” “She should probably lift lighter weights so she gets toned, rather than getting bulky.” These are just a few of […]
Read More Let’s talk about female weight-lifters
I am a junior transfer student here at James Madison University. Therefore, switching from a community college to a university…calls for quite the culture shock overall. As someone who enjoys the gym 24/7, you could call me a “gym enthusiast” if you will. In this blog post, I will be discussing my personal experience as […]
Read More GYM CULTURE v. GENDER GAP: A GYM ENTHUSIAST PERSPECTIVE
It saves my friends from an uncomfortable interaction down the road, makes me feel more comfortable, and allows them to engage in a safe space for dialogue. So, it does start with us and just a simple conversation.
Read More ADDRESSING GENDER STEREOTYPES WITH YOUR CLOSE FRIENDS IS HARD…BUT I DID IT!