Encouraging men to read Wattpad or romantic novels featured on #BookTok so they can finally stop asking the question, “what do women want?”Read More Written by a woman: Why Men should read wattpad
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
What is The 19th Amendment? On August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified. The 19th amendment granted women the right to vote, the specific language is as follows: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account […]Read More Women can vote, so why do they need the Equal Rights Amendment? ￼
Recently, the topic of what’s being taught in K-12 schools has been making national headlines. From topics such as “critical race theory” to book bans, lawmakers have turned the classroom into a political battleground. This has garnered attention from not just parents of K-12 children, but celebrities, social justice advocates, students, businesses, and more. The […]Read More Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill isn’t actually about protecting children
My grandfather was, for the last sixteen years of my life, a pastor in my local church and it was amazing to have him be such an amazing role model for me in the early and more recent stages of my life. He is now recently retired and there is a new intern pastor that […]Read More My little rant about churches
I for one am someone who has always does things on the fly, been very laid back when it comes to planning, and have never had a set daily routine. However, lately these are some of the things that have hindered my ability to work effective and efficiently, be able to be there for the […]Read More Managing your Time
Disclaimer: This is just my personal experience with birth control. As if being a teenage girl does not suck enough, those are the years we are oh so blessed with what is called the menstrual cycle. On top of being extremely embarrassed by my hormonal acne like every other teenage girl without porcelain skin, I […]Read More my journey with Birth control
Campus as a freshman is your home. Home is supposed to be a warm, inviting, and safe space for creativity to flow and work to get done. Home is supposed to be a loving place to express yourself freely. Virginia Tech’s freshman so far this semester have taken expression and ‘love’ to a criminalizing level. […]Read More Virginia tech cannot handle sexual assault cases.
As a female, I have experienced my fair share of misogyny. From a young age I have been advised to live my life a certain way, whether that be how I talk, act, or dress, and whenever I questioned this advice, the answer always had something to do with how men would perceive me. Throughout […]Read More Do Institutions of Higher Education Prepare Females for Success?
After ordering graduation announcements a few days ago, my mom hops on a call with me and exclaims, “you think these cards were made out of gold!” This got me thinking – to participate in graduation, a student must shovel out even more cash to the university to engage in ‘graduation culture.’ Let’s take a […]Read More The Pitfalls of Graduation Culture