A young film-maker recently walked all over NYC for 10 hours, and recorded her experience. Street harassment is a reality women deal with on a daily basis. Some of the men in the video seemed as if they were being polite, but in my experience and obviously in the experience of the film maker, if […]Read More QUICK HIT: What it is like to be a woman in NYC and everywhere
One of may favorite YouTubers (and internet people in general) is Hayley G. Hoover. I’ve been watching her for 7-or-so years, and she’s great. She makes videos about her life, about random funny things, about Harry Potter, and about feminism. Her latest video is about street harassment, and why it’s the worst. Hayley shares her […]Read More Quick Hit: WHY CATCALLING SUCKS
Simple Pickup, an all-male group that advises men on topics such as how to pick up women when you’re high, documented their public use of a Sybian, or “vibrating saddle for female pleasure,” to raise awareness for a “serious issue, in a fun way…” Simple Pickup pledged to donate $5 to prevention of female circumcision […]Read More Riding a Sex Toy in Public for Charity?
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so in honor of that, I would like to highlight how we as a society can address the problems of dating violence and how we can stop it, together. It is important to raise awareness, but it is also extremely important to know how to act if you see […]Read More Be an Active Citizen – If You See Something, Say Something
I’ll admit, I have not been to UREC ever since it was required for my freshman GenEd health class, but I was intrigued to learn about this class offering. In case, like me, you didn’t know, UREC provides women self defense classes here at JMU.Read More Women’s Self Defense Classes @ UREC
Hollaback is a national organization that enables you to report street harassment where and when it occurs. It’s a truly powerful movement to help woman take power back into their hands. Now, a group of JMU students in Matt Ezzell’s Interpersonal Violence (SOCI480) class have brought Hollaback to JMU’s campus – JMU Hollerback.Read More JMU Hollerback
Sadly, sexist remarks directed towards women are typically seen as light-hearted or “compliments” and are commonplace in our society. But what would happen if women started cat calling at men? What if the comments that we women have had to endure were reversed? Would the effect be the same? Leah Green went undercover for The Guardian to find […]Read More What Happens When Sexist Statements Are Reversed?