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
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
1 in 5 girls in India drop out of school due to menstruation. Menstruation is a natural process and to think that some girls cannot get educated because of their monthly cycle is horrendous. When I heard about this incredible story on the news, I really wanted to share it. Arunachalam Murungantham, the son of […]Read More The Menstruating Man of India
Picture This: You are in a car accident and are rushed into the ER. Doctors move you from the stretcher to the hospital bed, remove your clothing, and immediately seem shocked to see that your genitals do not match your outer physical appearance. Instead of focusing on your broken bones, they are too concerned with […]Read More 5 Horrible Ways the U.S. Health Care System Fails Transgender Individuals
With the Donald Trump administration incurring a daily septic geyser filled with ridiculousness, nationalism, and abject betrayal of campaign promises, many issues are often buried under the sheer torrent of fecal matter. One of the first executive orders passed by President Trump was the Mexico-City Policy, or “Global Gag Rule”, which prohibited NGO’s from using […]Read More The Damage Done by Trump’s “Global Gag” Rule
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!
(image use flickr-Gage Skidmore) Depending on who you are, Tomi Lahren is either the Hobbit that saves Middle Earth or one of Sauron’s orcs. A 24-year old conservative media figure on The Blaze, Lahren’s rants on Colin Kaepernick’s un-Americanism, the babyish nature of Trump protestors, and how Black Lives Matter is similar to the […]Read More Tomi Lahren’s Interview with Trevor Noah is the New Norm
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