Hakeem is ‘Gifted and Talented.’ He is part of an accelerated science discovery program that he sometimes misses class for because of the projects that he gets to work on through funding from the government. None of his teachers give him any consequences for missing multiple days of class due to this special exception. “Oh, Hakeem? […]
Read More Privilege: Education Edition
“Three things happen when they [females] are in the lab. You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticize them they cry.” – Tim Hunt Developments in science and technology have catapulted to new heights, and only continue to garner momentum. Yet, the progression of inclusion of diversity […]
Read More It’s Not Rocket Science: Women in STEM
Wait, you said what now? Using inclusive language isn’t always the easiest thing. Society socializes it’s members with specified roles and pre-determined mindsets, beliefs, and attitudes that it can often just feel normal and comfortable to talk with vocabulary that doesn’t really do the most for the diversity gap. Language, verbal and nonverbal, is such a […]
Read More How To Talk 101
Hi readers. This is just a small short warning that this post is going to be very heated so if you do not want to see controversy, I suggest you stop reading. If you dare stay-hold on one second- I am climbing up onto my soap box. For those of you who stayed, you may […]
Read More Enough is Enough.
As this is the final post of the semester, I figured it would be fun to take it back to the inception of ShoutOut! JMU. I am lucky enough to know and work under one of the original members who founded ShoutOut! JMU. Kim Johnson, graduated from James Madison University with her undergraduate degree in […]
Read More Finding ShoutOut: Interview with a founder
College tuition and women attending college have one thing in common. They are both rising! These trends beg the question, is college worth it for women? Women currently make up more than half of the college population. Tuition has reached an all time high, with student loan debt averaging $29,400 per student upon graduation. In […]
Read More Women Overrepresent the College Population, Yet Underrepresent the CEO Population. Why?
This week, the ShoutOut! JMU bloggers set out to understand the differing ways in which feminism is interpreted on an individual basis. While feminism as a whole aims to put an end to patriarchy and sexism, individual identities often influence its meaning. All individuals face different life experiences due to their identities and place in society. […]
Read More Feminist Perspectives: Dr. Matthew Ezzell
Last night, I had the pleasure of listening to the amazing Brian Sims speak. Brian Sims was the first and only openly gay football team captain in NCAA history as well as the first openly gay representative of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He currently represents Pennsylvania’s 182nd district, located in central Philadelphia. He was elected to […]
Read More Madison Equality Presents: Brian Sims
*trigger warning: This post discusses sexual assault and the UVA rape story* The title says it all: so much as happened regarding the UVA rape story and I don’t know how to feel or what to think. If you’re reading this blog post right now, you’ve probably heard of “A Rape On Campus,” an article by […]
Read More I don’t know how to feel about the UVA rape story
Alright readers, this is my second (and last!) post that will be about conferences, I promise! But this one was too good not to write about as well. This past week I attended the Southern Sociological Society’s annual conference to present my own student research as well as sit in on many other presentations of […]
Read More Sociology & Feminism: A Beeeautiful Friendship!