Ladies, we know about the friend that arrives every 28 days. This little friend that seems to defy the human body by bleeding for a week and we stay alive. We hate this friend, but we have to welcome it, I mean it’s biology. This friend is our period. Recently, there seems to have been […]Read More Empowering. The. Period.
Before I begin, I want to say that on Friday, November 13th, the world experienced many tragedies. For that, I keep the world in my thoughts. This post is directed much more at the users of social media. As I’m sure all of you have seen, there is a new Facebook filter available to show your […]Read More Facebook does NOT make you an Ally
Before I begin with the rest of this post, I want to establish one thing, and that is my privilege. I think that before anyone has a right to weigh in on the current state of affairs, they need to check their privilege. I am a white, heterosexual, cis gendered, middle class, educated, and able, […]Read More Caitlyn Deserves Love. End of Story.
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 past year, social media sites were making many progressive strides in social justice. Specifically, Facebook made a lot of people very happy by expanding their options for gender from two possible selections to more than fifty different options. For those people out there who thought fifty was a lot, I’m happy to let you know […]Read More Facebook’s New Gender Options
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?
Facebook: Internet mega-site, business leader, media innovator, and pop culture phenomena. Since it’s debut in 2004, the site has faced a rollercoaster ride of traumatic gains and losses. From it’s suedo-biographical movie of founder Mark Zuckerberg’s rise to fame, to last year’s abysmal stock performance, Facebook has seen it’s fair share of troubles, but a […]Read More Sheryl Sandberg: Businesswoman Extraordinaire
Hey there readers! Today I’d like to talk about rejection! Such a fun topic, I realize, but I’ve unfortunately been on the receiving end of some unwanted attention from a person on Facebook that has inspired me to write this blogpost. In the past two weeks messages have been popping up on my screen from […]Read More Compliments Are Flattering…Until They’re Not
In my interpersonal violence class we recently talked about stalking in and out of intimate partner relationships which made me want to write about it for today. We are all guilty of using the term “Facebook stalking” in reference to sitting on Facebook and browsing through your friends’ posts, pictures and statuses but when does […]Read More Facebook Stalking: How Far is Too Far?
Over the past year, my Facebook has become a dumping ground for the hoards of links to political and feminist articles that I find interesting. On my list of Facebook likes I’ve followed the NO H8 Campaign, Transgender Student Rights, SlutWalk, and Planned Parenthood Action. My newsfeed is often overflowing with feminist activism, full of enlightening and fascinating information […]Read More A Feminist and Her Facebook