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?
Let me preface by saying that the National Young Feminist Leadership conference provided a substantial service in its education on cultivating political involvement. Teaching young people the means to get engaged in civic movements and political activities is an unquestionably necessary route to combating regressive policies such as abortion restrictions, the defunding of Planned Parenthood, […]Read More Progressive Politics and the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference
One of my favorite parts of feminism is the emphasis that is put on being an ally. ShoutOut has seen many bloggers and editors come and go, but they have all remained a part of our little community as some of our biggest supporters. Recently, former editor Shannon Garner paid a visit to our newsroom […]Read More Your Virtual Reality May Be Someone Else’s Reality
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.
When I was ten years old, a boy in my class relayed a discouraging message from his parents. “Boys are better at math and science and girls are better at writing…and history I guess.” Funny how a seemingly innocent comment stayed with me. At the time, I did not believe him, but allowed the generalization to be an excuse […]Read More Let’s Get Physics, Girl (and other sciences)
What does beer have to do with immigration? Maybe a frat boy wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat while watching Fox News report on Trump’s recent travel ban and opening an ice cold brewski — but you’ll have to ask Budweiser for a better explanation. One of America’s favorite beer kingdoms pre-released their Super […]Read More With Beer and Justice for All
Hey readers! Here’s what happened in the ShoutOut! Newsroom this week! The Muslim Ban On Friday, January 17, President Trump issued an executive order (making it his fourteenth executive order in just his first week of office) banning immigrants and refugees of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days, as well as […]Read More Newsroom Round Up
Wondering what the ShoutOut! bloggers covered this week in the Newsroom? Presidential Business: Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee has released statements saying that the upcoming weekend’s events will emphasize simplicity over luxury, as if it was a conscious choice on the part of Trump’s team to have no one throw him inaugural balls, to have the […]Read More Newsroom Round Up
Hey hey hey readers! I am so excited to be back in action and writing for ShoutOut! again this semester and I am honored to say that I, along with SassyYazzy and HeroineAddict, will be taking over as the co-editors for a semester of fem-tastic blogging, following in the footsteps of the amazing eternallyfeminist! I […]Read More New Year, New Bloggers: Welcome Back, Everyone!
In light of this November’s (traumatizing) elections a new campaign, if you will, has surfaced. First starting in Britain as a result of the Brexit, it has now been adopted by many Americans; from college and university campuses (like yours truly–JMU) to the general public. #Safetypin is an effort to show support, and allyship to […]Read More Safety for who?: A Critique of the #safetypin Campaign