For centuries, collections of people have called up to Mother Nature, through dance, ceremony, or a desperate plea. Though, these days, it is far easier for most to bask in a beautifully sunny day outdoors than take steps to reduce the way they impact the natural world. Still, the cultural myth of nature as a female entity […]
Read More Don’t disrespect your Mother, Nature
If you’re like me and maybe don’t follow the news as closely as you should (but sometimes don’t like to admit it), you’ve probably heard the term “bathroom bill” being thrown around a lot recently. But what’s with all the toilet talk? The bathroom bill is quite the hot topic in Congress right now, so […]
Read More What’s with all the toilet talk?
“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 we take an aerial view of Harrisonburg, Virginia, for example, a majority of what we see is parking lots. 84% to be exact. Naturally, the blacktop exists primarily in the populated areas most requiring transit. As Harrisonburg is a city growing bigger than its’ government can plan for, it falls victim to urban design […]
Read More Leading The Way With Two Wheels
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
Since a young age, Emma Watson has enchanted me, and much of the public, with her wit, charm, and genuine nature. I know I am not alone in my admiration of the British actor, as the public has watched Emma grow from a curly-haired adolescent to an eloquent and striking woman. It seems that in a mutually […]
Read More Feminism, my dear Watson
In a class this semester, we’ve been learning about this thing called the Social Pain Overlap Theory. Basically, what it says is that social exclusion and being stigmatized register in the brain along the same neural pathways as physical pain. This fact blew my mind, but it makes sense. Recently, I got to see this […]
Read More Ignorance is…pain
Let’s set the record straight: I have just as much of a celeb-centered mind as the next person. The Kardashians are my guilty pleasure, and you know I am watching Beyoncé’s every move. For me, it’s about their fashion choices, but for others, it may be something else; to each their own. But there is […]
Read More The Problem with Belly Watching
I don’t know about y’all, but I am always on the hunt for a new podcast to listen to on my morning commute, one that isn’t stagnant or boring, something that makes me laugh while also making me think. Here are five Podcasts that I wholeheartedly recommend to you to fuel your inner intersectional feminist […]
Read More Five Intersectional Podcasts You Should Be Listening To.
Not Just Products. “Okay, please facilitate this conversation.” My professor allowed them to just.. Lead. Privilidge. Of course. Where is she? My only other Black friend. The only other sister. Not here, I guess. And here we have it; The facilitators. One two three, all white. Let’s discuss, class. They say. The barbershops. Let’s […]
Read More Not Just Products; a poem for white people.