The laws created echo the continuous struggles of women and other marginalized groups. Laws are the culmination and the realization that our patriarchal society has created from its inception. The laws that have been created by our society came into being during the revolutionary war and the subsequent creation of the Declaration of Independence. These […]Read More Women and Controversial Topics
For those who do not know, this week is Transgender Awareness Week! Celebrated yearly between November 13th through November 19th, Transgender Awareness Week is used to raise visibility and address issues that the community faces. The day after Transgender Awareness Week is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed November 20th to honor those […]Read More How To Be A Trans* Ally 101
For the uninitiated, being a feminist can be hard to wrap your head around. What am I to believe? What am I to think? Am I a feminist? The chances are if you are even asking yourself these questions you are more than likely already a feminist. To help further explore what it means to […]Read More What Does it Mean to be a Feminist?
As a young child, it was made very clear to me that cursing should not be a part of my vocabulary because there are better ways to express myself. And, for the first 12 years of my life, I wholeheartedly believed that. That is until I stubbed my toe eliciting a loud “SHIT”, followed by […]Read More Talk Like a Lady…Fuck That
On Wednesday April 10th I attended the University Health Center’s second annual Men & Violence Panel in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The five panelists were Dr. Tim Miller, Dr. Steve Grande, Dr. Hakseon Lee, Jordan Todd, and Ross Erb. The purpose of this event is to promote the fact that sexual assault and […]Read More University Health Center Presents: Men & Violence
For the second year in a row, Virginia is placing a focus on our nation’s female heroes. This weeklong event (March 17-March 23) strategically occurs during Women’s History Month and is meant to recognize the women who have sacrificed and served in the armed forces. This goes along with Women’s History Month, where we recognize […]Read More Women Veterans Week: Honoring Our SHE-roes
Seriously, it’s getting old…Read More Listen, don’t steal our ideas
Note to the reader: if you’re unsure of what some of the terms in this post mean, check out ShoutOut’s definition page! Feminism is my buzzword. Say the “f” word once and I’m as alert as the dog from “Up,” and plaster it on anything I will scoop it up faster than ice cream. So […]Read More We Should All Be (Inclusive) Feminists
About a month ago, I was out dancing with a friend of mine. It was just us two, and we were clearly content being on our own. Then, two guys came up behind my friend and made some lewd gestures, positioned where she couldn’t see. Lucky for them, however, I could see just fine. Me: […]Read More I’ll Calm Down When You Start Listening: The Dangers of Tone Policing
“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.