If you don’t live under a rock, you probably are aware that Super Bowl 50 happened last night. And if you aren’t into football, hopefully, you at least watched the halftime show (If not, before you do anything, check it out here). Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars came out with a bang, making one of […]Read More Football and Activism: Why the Halftime Show Matters
I was raised by a single mother, she has a white-collar job, and always preached about the importance of being “self-sufficient“. The most important lesson that my mother taught me is that, as a woman, you need to be able to have job where you can support yourself and your children without the help of a […]Read More “Daddy are You a Misogynist?”
In a world where talk of rape and sexual assault practically has a numbing effect on others, I was recently surprised by the rush of emotions I was able to feel when hearing about the topic in a new light. Last Monday, I attended a screening of the documentary The Hunting Ground at JMU’s Grafton-Stovall […]Read More The Scariest of Hunting Ground
When we are younger one of the first things that we learn as a child is to “keep your hands to yourself”, why is it that now we are older those rules don’t apply to our genitalia? The Oscar nominated movie, “The Hunting Ground” was played yesterday for JMU students at Grafton. The movie itself […]Read More The Ugly Truth
Bad feminist, a book by Roxane Gay, is a collection of essays that explains real first accounts of people having bad feminist moments. So…I know what you are thinking, how can someone possibly write a post on a feminist blog about being a bad feminist. In truth, it is so easy. Instead of just sitting […]Read More Confessions of a Bad Feminist
DISCLAIMER: This post is going to be an organized rant. The first day of Shout Out I was asked, why are you here? Why did you decide to apply and be a part of this class? As the quirky person I am I said something silly, but it was not the real reason. I entered this […]Read More Through Unseen Eyes
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.
Before you judge this post by the title, I want you to know that my Mom is not a typical Mom. Since my birthday is tomorrow (Sept. 23), I think about the person who brought me into this world as she often reminds me. I would like to say that we grew up together. She […]Read More Confronting Transphobia in My Family
Hey there readers, Rosehasathorn here. I just wanted to say that if you know me personally, stop reading! Trust me you have heard me talk about this. In fact it is really all I talk about. This past summer I had the incredible opportunity to intern for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) in their […]Read More Planned Parenthood: Interning During a Crisis
Sex sells, and video games are no stranger to this concept. Whether there’s actual gameplay in which the player engages in sexual activity or if the game simply holds sexual overtones, it’s there. Yet, more often that not, the depictions of sex and sexuality in video games are very negative and hold little to no truth on […]Read More Sexual Consent is NOT a game.. but Cute Demon Crashers is!