My Costume is NOT Consent

When I was a kid, I loved Halloween. There was nothing better than getting dressed up and going trick or treating with all of the kids in my neighborhood. Even after I got too old for trick or treating, I still loved spending hours creating my own costumes and going to Halloween parties with friends. […]

Read More My Costume is NOT Consent

Women get Rape because of Rapist

*Warning this article talks about sexual assault and rape and it may be triggering for some readers* When a woman wants to have a drink or two, they should not have to live in fear that they are going to be raped. Across the globe, but particularly America, drunk women often are assault or rape, […]

Read More Women get Rape because of Rapist

Let’s Talk Masculinity and Hip-Hop

My favorite YouTube show is Hot Ones, a celebrity interview series where guests answer questions while eating increasingly spicy chicken wings. Despite the gimmicky premise (which does inspire some fantastic content, like this Terry Crews battle cry), the well-researched questions can lead to some surprisingly insightful answers. The latest Hot Ones guest, Offset, offered an […]

Read More Let’s Talk Masculinity and Hip-Hop

How To Love Slap

What’s up my friends?! In my previous post, I discussed the idea of the “love slap.” To me, the love slap comes from a place of deep care for the issue at hand, whether that be sexual assault, racism, sexism, poverty, etc. Now I realize that a slap is generally seen as a violent action, […]

Read More How To Love Slap

Gameday Toxicity

Disclaimer: This is not an attack on Gameday itself or on college football, this is a commentary on sexist culture pervading Gameday festivities. Also trigger warning for conversations on sexual assault. As many students were made aware by the six semi trucks parked on the quad Friday, College Gameday decided to return to JMU after […]

Read More Gameday Toxicity

Hold Them Accountable

In the words of Samantha Bee, “We are coming for you, Creeps.” In the news recently, filmmaker Harvey Weinstein has been accused of rape and sexual misconduct, and of course denied it. Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and so many other big name actresses were harassed or assaulted when doing a movie with Weinstein. But there […]

Read More Hold Them Accountable