I cannot count the number of times I have been sitting in public and overheard a conversation between men talking and picking apart women. They are comments about a woman’s body, her personality, her intelligence, and the worst, how she wouldn’t have sex with them. This happens far more often than you may think. I […]Read More Why Men Need to Become Feminists.
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? ￼
Germany’s gender pay gap was under 20% for the first time in 2019. This was an exciting accomplishment for Germany. However, it is still not adequate. Right now Germany’s pay gap is at 19.2%. This is higher than the EU average gap, which is 14.1%. Germany has one of the highest gaps in all of […]Read More Germany’s attack on the gender pay gap
You can take off 12 weeks of work when you give birth to your child. But hey, here’s the catch, we just won’t pay you for that time off. Alright, cool, see you in a couple weeks. As someone who is about to enter the workforce in the spring with lofty career goals for myself, […]Read More unpaid maternity leave for 12 weeks: How gracious
The NWSL messed up big time and not just once, but the duration of the leagues whole existence. For those you who don’t follow the National Women’s Soccer League you’re missing out on some great soccer. It’s something I’m very passionate about. I’ve been going to Washington Spirit games since I was in middle school. […]Read More The NWsl has failed their players
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
In March 2019 the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) filed a Gender Discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation. This was just three months prior to the team taking on the rest of the world and win their fourth World Cup title. U.S. Soccer Federation is the governing body of U.S. Soccer and […]Read More The Champs are (HER)e
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!
The laws created echo the continuous struggles of women and other marginalized groups. Laws are the culmination and the realization that our patriarchal society has created from its inception. The laws that have been created by our society came into being during the revolutionary war and the subsequent creation of the Declaration of Independence. These […]Read More Women and Controversial Topics
We all know or at least should be aware that women often struggle in the workplace. This struggle includes a lack of respect, harassment and unequal pay. These issues occur in large business firms, universities, law firms, and even in sports. https://www.barewalls.com/posters-art-prints/unequal-opportunity.html Today I want to bring to light how unfairly women have been treated […]Read More Slow Grind Better Than No Grind!