how sorority recruitment limits women’s uniqueness I am a woman in a sorority and i’ll be the first to say that contrary to popular belief, social sororities have more benefits than they do detriments (that is, in my experience). However, when the familiar recruitment season comes around, it seems as if sororities are less about […]Read More Individuality in a sea of “basic”
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
“We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.” —Vandana Shiva As an inspiring environmentalist and a self-proclaimed feminist, the concept of eco-feminism as always piqued my interest. The relation of nature and […]Read More Is Eco-feminism a Justified Branch of Feminism?
MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GIRLS: Bridesmaids, Legally Blonde, The Devil Wears Prada, Confessions of a Shopaholic, or any movie that has a majority female cast! And remember, NO BOYS ALLOWED! Men LOVE to fantasize about what they imagine to be a girls night in: red wine, silk pajamas, pillow fights, and, of course, chick flicks. […]Read More Real men watch chick flicks
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?
Just last week I ran into a problem that was a first for me. I was driving down the street in Harrisonburg and my “check engine” light came on which could mean anything! Nobody enjoys a trip to the mechanic, but it is especially hard for women. The thing is, this minor car issue […]Read More One Second… Let Me Call My Dad
Taking on a new viewpoint when exploring the topic of pro-life and anti-abortion.Read More A different perspective on the pro-life movement
Snow days in February are made for TV and movie binge watching, a great way to relax and kick back on a bonus day off. During my recent snow day, I watched a couple of movies that were recommended to me. The first movie I watched was Hidden Figures, a biographical drama about three African […]Read More Give Credit Where Credit is Due
So, I am into politics. Like, really into politics. I classify myself as a moderate Democrat. Meaning, I politely disagree with most conservative stances but also don’t identify with radical liberal stances. With that being said, I have been heavily involved in the political workforce ever since I have had the opportunity to apply to […]Read More The Day a Man learned that Women can work in Politics
“Representative Yoho called me, and I quote, ‘A fucking bitch.’”Read More Amazing AOC