My mom has blonde hair, blue eyes, and pale skin. She has Dutch, French, and German ancestry. My dad has kinky, thick, and black hair with brown eyes and brown skin. He has West African and Native American ancestry. All my life, I have been asked, “What are you?” I have been asked by grocery […]Read More STOP ASKING ME WHAT I AM.
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
Dear Professors of this P.W.I. (@JMU) “Well, I can see that you’re female, and I can also see that you’re black.” “Did you know your last name was a slave last name?” “I loved pointing out to my racist father we too had a black person’s last name.” “Do you know what PWI means? You […]Read More Dear Professors of This P.W.I. (@JMU)
Listen Linda, we need to talk. (this is the punchline, everything after this sentence is ridiculously serious.) Initially, I was ecstatic hearing about an all Asian cast for the best selling movie, Crazy Rich Asians. When I watched it the first time, I cried because I felt like I could relate. Women like Constance Wu […]Read More “Yellow Fever”: Crazy Rich Asians
This week’s post comes to you from @devilwearsgoodwill and @ElectriqLady Local News James Madison Center for Civic Engagement “Arc of Citizenship” Tour Over the weekend the JMU Center for Civic Engagement took students and members of the Harrisonburg community on their Arc of Citizenship tour. The tour allowed for all those involved to witness historical sites […]Read More Spring into ShoutOut! News
Brunei, a small southeast Asian country has made international headlines this week. If you haven’t heard, Brunei has imposed laws that will allow for gay sex to be punishable with death by stoning. YES, you actually read correctly. These newly implemented Sharia laws were put on hold for around four years due to international outrage and […]Read More Brunei? Oh my…
Disclaimer: This topic is serious and heavy. I am by no means an expert but I stand by my words and opinions. I am not Muslim nor from the Middle East, but this topic affects many that are close to me. To read more opinions on this topic from previous shoutout bloggers, Click Here. In […]Read More Where Terror Lives
Saoirse Ronan (1994 – present) Born to Irish immigrants in New York, Ronan moved to Dublin, Ireland at the age of three and was raised Irish. This young actress has the impressive accomplishment under her belt of having earned three Oscar nominations by the age of 23. Saoirse shared her thoughts on Feminism at this […]Read More 5 Badass Irish Women to Celebrate This St. Patrick’s Day
In the midst of all the 2020 announcements, political turmoil seems to be quite a hot subject. Instead of diving into the far-in-the-future race, I’d like to take some time to dedicate a post to my favorite politician, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Via @ocasio on Instagram If you […]Read More Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Appreciation Post