With one photo, accompanied by one caption, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter broke the Internet yesterday, February 1st, with the announcement that she and her husband, Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z, are expecting twins. Source: Beyoncé’s Instagram The caption accompanying this *flawless* photo reads, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. […]Read More Queen Bee Broke the Internet
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
Around 4 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, I sat in Elephant and Castle on Pennsylvania Avenue as President Trump delivered a televised speech to the intelligence community in front of the C.I.A. memorial wall. Around me a rowdy crowd booed and jeered at this man, and outside a steady procession filled the streets in opposition of […]Read More Speak Loudly and Carry a Big Sign
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 honor of a new semester just around the corner, I wanted to take the time to sit down with a senior JMU Women and Gender Studies (WGS) student, Melanie, to get her point of view on the WGS minor and her experience studying the variety of perspectives that exist within gender studies. Here’s how […]Read More An Interview with a Graduating WGS Student
(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
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the development of computer systems that can perform in ways that would typically require a level of human intelligence as a means of aiding their human counterparts (think Siri, Alexa, GPS systems, etc.). However, the gendered nature of AI programming is much less complex— it has its roots in the same […]Read More Nurture vs. Nature— The Sexist Nature of Artificial Intelligence