This blog post’s purpose is to bring awareness to the mental health effects hormonal birth control has and to connect this awareness to why and how contraception is a feminist issue. First, I think it is important to note that there are multiple options when it comes to selecting the right birth control, and you […]Read More Contraception as a FEMINIST issue
Pimps and Hoes CEOs and Office Hoes Golf Pros and Tennis Hoes Bros and Hoes These are some of the themes of mixers I’ve been invited to throughout my college career. What’s the common theme here? Hoes. The basic formula = any profession + hoes. These themes reflect the sexism that is ingrained in college […]Read More college party sexism
One minute, my mom was yelling at me; the next, we were out getting ice cream! She is so bipolar! What is the problem with this sentence? I personally am a grammar nut, but a hint is that it would be easily overlooked. I’ll give you a second… Here’s the answer: the word “bipolar” is […]Read More Mental Disorders are NOT Adjectives
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.
how i went from hating to loving feminism. Okay, maybe ‘hating’ is a strong word. Just go with it. All my life I have been surrounded by men who told me that being a women made me weak, inferior, and even less “cool” than them. And I believed it. I spent my whole childhood trying […]Read More Feminism is cool.
This blog is about why everyone should read the book Untamed by Glennon Doyle. A quick background on the book: This book is written by Glennon Doyle and tells her story on how she “untamed” herself from the cages she remained in for the majority of her life that society puts women in. Her story […]Read More Untamed: A must read
What is Feminism? What is a Feminist? Four weeks ago, if you would have asked me “What is feminism?” or “What is a feminst?” I wouldn’t have had an answer, or if I did manage to give you an answer, it sadly would have been an ignorant one. Before taking this feminist blogging course, I […]Read More My Feminist Journey begins here
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?
We are @stillstanding99, @imabadwitch, and @thefeministsunflower, and this is your newsroom roundup of the week! Local News: After a townhall meeting and advice from legal counsel, Rockingham County Public Schools (RCPS) has made the decision to not adopt new inclusivity policies proposed by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). These policies were proposed in response […]Read More Newsroom Roundup