I’m going to be honest with you: I’ve heard the term “cultural appropriation” just short of a million times and I’m still not exactly sure what it means. I have a good idea of it, but I’ve definitely found myself nodding my head in response when asked “You know what I mean?” when really, I […]Read More Appropriating Culture
It’s that time of year again! That’s right- NoShavember. The month where men are glorified for their facial hair and women are shunned from participating in the fun. Even according to NoShavember’s website, the rules to participate are as follows: Men, shave cleanly on October 31st, don’t shave for the entire month of November, and […]Read More Body Hair: a Taboo
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
As many of JMU’s students traveled this past week for Spring Break, I took myself out to California to visit an old friend from high school who moved out there after we graduated. While out in the 80 degree weather in San Diego, we spent time on the beach, went jet skiing on Mission Bay, […]Read More Dear Disney, Please stop. From, Everyone.
I don’t think anyone that has read the entire Twilight Series would call it a work of Feminist literature. Or, if you do, I would seriously like to hear your explanation. In fact, a blog post has already been written on ShoutOut about Twilight’s anti-feminist qualities, which can be found here (written by amyguzz in November […]Read More The Twilight Saga Launches New Feminist Project—Wait, Really? Twilight?
Breast cancer is scary. The number one predictor for having breast cancer known thus far is just being a woman. Though this may sound obvious to some, the fact that we do not know enough about this disease to be able to find any other conclusive causing factors is strange, given the amount of time […]Read More What’s So Scary About Breast Cancer?
Great Oden’s Raven! This week, I’ve decided to write my Feminist Lens Movie Review about the 2004 comedy, Anchorman. But why Anchorman, you might ask? The answer is two-fold. First, I have a bunch of choices, many of which fall under the horror/action/thriller genres. Anchorman is very different in that regard. Second, despite presenting a […]Read More The Feminist Lens: Movie Reviews
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the stress love in the air has been almost tangible. Couples and singles alike are making plans, and everyone is mentally, emotionally, and financially preparing for the big day. However, there are some of us who are less-than-stoked about this chocolate-coated celebration. Ladychaotica21 even wrote a post last […]Read More Love Languages And My Battle With Valentine’s Day
I’m obsessed with Pinterest from crafting, to recipes, to ideas for my future home I’ll pin it all. This includes wedding ideas, something that girls are supposed to be planning from birth, and Pinterest is a wonderful conduit for it this obsession. The infinite ideas for invitations, receptions, and pictures makes any warm-blooded female go gaga, […]Read More And I Don’t Even Know My Last Name
I’m an avid sports fan, particularly when it comes to the NFL. Like most other fans, I frequent both watching and browsing ESPN. Recently, I stumbled upon an interesting offshoot of ESPN.com—ESPN W. Yes, tucked away at the far right of the browsing bar of ESPN.com is the link to ESPN Women.Read More A Site of Their Own