Why is there such a stigma around periods? Periods are seen as dirty, gross, and unclean. There are such negative connotations around periods and menstruation. People joke around and say phrases like “oh she’s just PMS-ing”, or say comments like “is it that time of the month”, or “she’s just moody because of her period.” […]
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Despite individuals with disabilities account for a large portion of the population, there is still a lack of advocacy and proper policies to accommodate these individuals. This is due to barriers many people with disabilities face such as fewer economic opportunities, higher poverty as well as access to necessary health resources. These barriers make it […]
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This article explores both sides of the long-awaited Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard battle that will be making its way to Virginia this April. It also discusses cancel culture and the double standards of men and women when it comes to domestic violence.
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I am studying abroad this summer in Valencia, Spain to do an internship, cool right? We had a meeting with everyone in the program this past week to get all of our questions addressed. One person asked, “what is the dress code for these internships?”, which turned out to be a concern for all of […]
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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 […]
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Being queer in both straight and LGBTQ+ spaces can be mentally taxing I work with a close-knit group of fellow college students. We talk about our personal lives, complain about classes, and occasionally go out together on weekends. Some of them, like me, identify as queer. At the office, I made a lighthearted joke when […]
Read More Too much, but also not enough
Food is the center of world, it’s what connects all of us. Sadly the restaurant industry doesn’t proportionately employee an equal number of men and women chefs. “Food and Feminism” looks at the line between cooking being a domestic duty for women and it being a career for men.
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I am a junior transfer student here at James Madison University. Therefore, switching from a community college to a university…calls for quite the culture shock overall. As someone who enjoys the gym 24/7, you could call me a “gym enthusiast” if you will. In this blog post, I will be discussing my personal experience as […]
Read More GYM CULTURE v. GENDER GAP: A GYM ENTHUSIAST PERSPECTIVE
Hello everyone! Today I wanted to talk about sex… Sexuality that is. Sexuality has become a more mainstream topic after the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges that legalized same-sex marriage. I wanted to talk about my experience with sexuality, both in my personal and romantic life. This is just my personal experience with sexuality, […]
Read More Let’s Talk About Sex(uality)!