Tensions are flying high in the East – the bombing of a Syrian Air Base after only two days of deliberation, which provoked a threat of nuclear war by North Korea, followed by a North Korean ballistic missile launch, an attempted show of force that ultimately failed; and the Mother of All Bombs was dropped in Afghanistan in the fight […]Read More Prima Donald (Air)strikes Again
The other night I was sitting in the photo lab on campus, sorting negatives, when I started Speaking Up, one of NPR’s Ted Radio Hour podcast episodes. It began with the story of a queer, Bahrainian woman name Esra’a. She introduced herself to a crowd, describing her upbringing in Bahrain: “You were encouraged to be invisible, and […]Read More Where are you, in the fight for unity?
Once again, it’s been a little while since your favorite feminists bloggers have had the opportunity to talk about what’s going on in the world, and we certainly had a lot to discuss. We covered everything from Pepsi and Kendall Jenner to our impending doom and World War III. Oh Pepsi… Just in case you’ve been living […]Read More ShoutOut! Newsroom Update April 10th 2017
Most people know Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for her TED talk We Should All Be Feminists, or excerpts from this talk included in Beyonce’s “Flawless”. However, she’s also a brilliant novelist, pulling from her own experiences growing up in Nigeria and attending college in the United States. Americanah expresses these experiences by following the protagonist Ifemulu as she deals with […]Read More A Review of Adichie’s “Americanah”
“A singular pronoun should agree in number with the antecedent.” It seems like an innocent comment that a professor would leave in the margins of my senior honors thesis. It’s basic grammar, right? A person walks but a group of people walk. Hannah screams but they all scream. It is grammar 101 – matching your […]Read More Grammar is not an excuse to perpetuate the gender binary.
If you follow ShoutOut!’s twitter, you may have noticed that this weekend some of us got the opportunity to go to the 13th annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference and were live tweeting from some of the panels and caucuses that were taking place. It was a really great weekend filled with a lot of […]Read More Environmental Activism: A Review of NYFLC’s Panel
Texas Rep. Jessica Farrar introduced a state bill, HB4260, on Friday, March 10th which is truly amazing. HB4260 has multiple parts, all of which mimic and mirror current Texas legislation, but with a twist. Instead of focusing on how the state can regulate the bodies of citizens seeking health care services such as contraceptives or […]Read More Satirical Bill Turns Healthcare on its Head