I have always loved movies. They are a way to unwind, to lose yourself. A means of entertainment but also, at times, enlightenment. Growing up, “movie nights” were a big thing in my family. We would pick movies, make themed snacks and drinks and hunker down. So naturally, whenever I come home, “movie nights” are […]Read More Top 5 Sexist, Chauvinistic & Demeaning Movie Scenes
To all the “should and shouldn’t haves” I’ve received and all the things I wish I had said… “You should have covered up more” “You shouldn’t get turned on by my knee caps and shoulder blades” “You shouldn’t have drank so much” “You shouldn’t want to fuck an unconscious body” “You should have […]Read More To-DO List
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?
We all have our guilty pleasures. For some people, it is eating a pint of chocolate ice cream and for some people it is watching their favorite show. My guilty pleasure is watching Love Island. I used to be ashamed to admit that I am obsessed with Love Island as a feminist because it reinforces […]Read More I hate that I love Love Island.
He must have been 75-80 years old. REALLY old, no offense to the creep. Sitting in the back-right corner of the room, he tried to hide his inappropriate tendencies, but I saw everything because they were directed towards me. I saw where his drooping, squinty eyes were wandering and felt the carelessness of his whispering, […]Read More “THEY’RE SO PERKY!”
If you are here reading “Shoutout!”, chances are you consider yourself a feminist. Or maybe you don’t like labels, but you do believe that regardless of gender or sex, everybody deserves equal opportunities- especially those who have been historically and institutionally oppressed. Regardless, like any movement, Feminism has a lot of jargon and topics that […]Read More Feminism 101: A Beginners Guide to Feminist Terminology
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