If you remember from my interview with my Scottish friend, I want to include feminist perspectives from around the world on the blog. I was lucky enough to interview the dynamic Katsu, a wonderful person I met on my study abroad who answered some questions about what feminism means to her and what it means […]Read More Feminist Perspectives: Poland
If you haven’t already heard about the Netflix series, Big Mouth, then I am here to inform you about all the controversy surrounding this popular show and why. As a preface, anytime sex, puberty, and adolescence is brought up, conversations are fraught with discomfort and shame due to how stigmatized our way of sex education or lack […]Read More Sex Education and Netflix’s “Big Mouth”: the Triumphs and Pitfalls
By now I am sure you are all aware about the rumor that JMU had an outbreak of HIV/AIDS. The University issued a statement that these allegations are false, however, students are still on edge about contracting HIV. HIV, medically known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a sexually transmitted disease that is commonly known. This […]Read More Check Yourself
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
Mommy culture repeatedly tells me “I’ll change my mind” when it comes to me not wanting kids.Read More STOP TELLING ME I’LL WANT KIDS.
Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli just added himself to the long list of cisgender men who think that they have a say in controlling women’s bodies.Read More Tanzania and Birth Control?
President Trump, keep your filthy, sell out, misogynist hands off my birth control! Hello friends, I’m here today with quite a bit of fury. The Trump administration has decided that effective immediately they are rolling back the Obama-era ACA amendment that required employers to offer birth control as part of their insurance policies. This was […]Read More Don’t Touch My Birth Control
Dear Mom, When I called you last week, we talked about children. You could barely contain your excitement – Christine just gave birth and cousin Amelia is pregnant with her fourth baby. You also reminded me that my cousins Helen, Sarah, and Anna all have babies. Mom, I don’t want to have a baby. You laughed […]Read More Dear Mom: A Letter About Why I Will Never Give You Grandchildren
I never had to argue with my mother about birth control in high school. I suppose it was either because I was not very sexually active at the time or because I was a male and thus if I were to consume birth control, it would have likely turned my intestines into magma. Therefore, the […]Read More The Birth Control Blues
One of my favorite parts of feminism is the emphasis that is put on being an ally. ShoutOut has seen many bloggers and editors come and go, but they have all remained a part of our little community as some of our biggest supporters. Recently, former editor Shannon Garner paid a visit to our newsroom […]Read More Your Virtual Reality May Be Someone Else’s Reality