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
The ratio of women to men on campus is one of the first things I learned about when I was applying to JMU. The first thing people usually said was “wow, that’s such a party school”, quickly followed by “wow, there are so many girls there.” While the comment about JMU’s reputation as a party school […]Read More Stop Complaining about the Female to Male Ratio
Hello readers! Due to some technical and internet difficulties, aliasmitch was not able to schedule an 8 a.m. post. The full version of his next installment of “In Search of Our Queer Gardens” should be posted sometime later today. Our sincerest apologies to all of our readers, and the post will be up as soon […]Read More Quick Hit: Remembering Yeardley Love
Hello lovely readers! As of Sunday, your regular bloggers are on spring break, so this blog will be on hiatus for the week! Bloggers may post at their discretion if they’re in the mood to blog, but there won’t be any regularly scheduled posts. We’ll be up and running again starting on Monday, March 12. […]Read More Spring Break Hiatus!
Hello everyone! Given that we have plenty of new commentors and readers (welcome, by the way!), I wanted to post a quick refresher of our comment policy, which is located permanently under the “Laws of Discourse” link located at the top of the page: Everyone has something to say, and that’s exactly what a blog […]Read More ShoutOut! Comment Policy Refresher Course
Welcome to the first semester of ShoutOut! JMU, this is a continuation of a previous blog but with an entirely new focus. The focus of this blog was previously for the sake of informing students about women’s studies classes and events, however as you will see later on in my introduction we’re taking it […]Read More Blogging with Feminists 101