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 @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
Her face flushed with a look of concern in her eyes, my roommate walked into my apartment a few days ago after seeing the local OB-GYN. “How did it go?” I asked her hesitantly. “It wasn’t my normal woman.” She replied with defeat. “She had a male student check me out instead. He had no […]Read More Yeast Infections, The Least of Our Worries
I walk into work and clock in at 4:00pm, and although It hadn’t been the first time a man has argued with me over whether “women have it easier than men” or not, I wasn’t expecting it to come from my coworker. Why is it up to women to explain to men that we live […]Read More How To Explain Patriarchy To A Man, *cough* Boy 101
Happy Women’s History Month!! in honor of this magnificent month, I wanted to highlight some amazing women of color that have impacted the world for the better.Read More Important Women in History
I write this post whilst listening to a song that she showed me, stealing glances at my phone to see the sweet messages she sends me, and attempting to ignore the butterflies in my stomach that she gives me. Ella Fitzgerald’s voice ever so beautifully twirls around my head as I think of her, “At the sound of your voice Heaven opens its portals to me Can […]Read More FALLING IN LOVE, BUT AT WHAT COST?
It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for us and we are feeling good!! Welcome back to another exciting semester of ShoutOut! 2020 was a year of trials and tribulations but thankfully we made it through. Even though things are finally starting to look up and we have a whole […]Read More Back and Better Than Ever!!
I think I had to close with the words of these feminist giants because at the end of the day that’s what our blog itself is built on. Thanks for the memories, ShoutOut! JMU.Read More So Long, ShoutOut!
Ladies, why are we at war with each other? Lets talk about why we’re stronger together, and shouldn’t let men drive us apart.Read More The Boy Is Mine.
President Biden came in to office with the right goal in mind. Diversify the people in power!! For far too long we have had too many old white men in power making decisions for a country of people that were much more diverse. With Biden as the new president-elect he is starting to try and […]Read More Meet Your Bank Account’s New Dream Team: Biden’s Picks for Economic Recovery