Now a’days, sex is a lot less taboo than it used to be, but a lot of work needs to be done before everyone is comfortable talking about sex. Ella Dawson is a 23-year-old living with herpes simplex virus type 1, or genital herpes in Ella’s case. She is an amazing woman for feeling comfortable […]Read More Sex Positivity
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
Photo courtesy of Flickr.com CC Students are required to only date approved young men, they must be on campus by 11:30 each night, and jeans are not permitted outside of residence halls. If these rules sound crazy, we may have feminism to thank for that.Read More 50 Years Ago: How Feminism Has Impacted JMU
As a blogger for ShoutOut!, I am constantly using the internet to engage with other feminists from around the world, and I love it. Online activism is al amazing too; for feminist issues and more: it helps spread awareness/advocacy, it helps organize and mobilize, and it’s a great tool to view action and reaction. The most unique thing about this [relatively] […]Read More So, you want to be an online activist?
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
“Rape is about power, not regretted sex” – Wagatwe Wanjuki Take Back the Night provided an impactful and educational take on sexual violence and prevention within our culture. In a room full of survivors and allies, a feeling of togetherness swept the air. On Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, Take Back the Night brought together individuals […]Read More Break the Silence
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
As many of you may have heard, one of the most popular gay hookup/chatting apps is called grindr. On grindr, you see all sorts of interesting people, many who are super ignorant. A lot of times, reading a blank profile, I’ll see it saying “Masc for masc only” or “No Fats, no Fems”, and in […]Read More Masc 4 Masc ONLY.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m going to write a post about something I’ve never blogged about: Love and relationships. I am in a relationship, and I love talking about love, watching lovey-dovey movies, listening to love songs (especially Taylor Swift), but I didn’t think it was necessarily a feminist topic. However, most people deal with […]Read More Need relationship advice? Ask a married couple!