Have young women today inherited a rape culture that is still ingrained? When will we as a society come to reject this legacy and what will it take? Glistening luxury pools and fountains, hand carved sculptures (not to call out any cover models), polished marble floors, chandeliers hanging from tall ceilings that cost more than […]Read More Playboy Bunnies and the Chamber of Secrets
The 3 letter word no one wants to talk about but everyone wants to be good…SEX. Why is it important to have better sex ed?…For better sex of course!Read More Let’s Talk About Sex Baby
One show that has all the fixings for a great but silly story…BUT, there’s a big elephant in the room we need to talk about.Read More Bridgerton, Great Show…But Problematic
Thank you to all of our readers this semester! We definitely had a wonderful group of bloggers who touched on a wide variety of topics and wrote about them through a feminist lens. From virginity to transphobia to male feminism to injustices in healthcare, our bloggers reached new heights with the wide range of topics […]Read More Thank You for a Great Semester!
In a recent interview, rapper T.I. claimed that he takes his 18 year old daughter to the gynecologist each year to check whether she is still a virgin. These comments led to backlash and criticism, eventually resulting in the “Ladies Like Us” podcast being taken down. In this interview on November 5, 2019, T.I. stated, […]Read More Virginity Is A Patriarchal, Social Construct.
For those who do not know, this week is Transgender Awareness Week! Celebrated yearly between November 13th through November 19th, Transgender Awareness Week is used to raise visibility and address issues that the community faces. The day after Transgender Awareness Week is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed November 20th to honor those […]Read More How To Be A Trans* Ally 101
When I was a kid, I loved Halloween. There was nothing better than getting dressed up and going trick or treating with all of the kids in my neighborhood. Even after I got too old for trick or treating, I still loved spending hours creating my own costumes and going to Halloween parties with friends. […]Read More My Costume is NOT Consent
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
On Wednesday April 10th I attended the University Health Center’s second annual Men & Violence Panel in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The five panelists were Dr. Tim Miller, Dr. Steve Grande, Dr. Hakseon Lee, Jordan Todd, and Ross Erb. The purpose of this event is to promote the fact that sexual assault and […]Read More University Health Center Presents: Men & Violence
If you are here reading “Shoutout!”, chances are you consider yourself a feminist. Or maybe you don’t like labels, but you do believe that regardless of gender or sex, everybody deserves equal opportunities- especially those who have been historically and institutionally oppressed. Regardless, like any movement, Feminism has a lot of jargon and topics that […]Read More Feminism 101: A Beginners Guide to Feminist Terminology