“I’m not eating all day, I have to look skinny when we go out tonight”. “I drank so many calories, I need to throw up”. “My summer diet starts tomorrow, I need to lose 10 pounds this month”. This is all language I have heard firsthand during my freshman year at JMU. The normalization of […]Read More The Eating Disorder Epidemic in college
I cannot count the number of times I have been sitting in public and overheard a conversation between men talking and picking apart women. They are comments about a woman’s body, her personality, her intelligence, and the worst, how she wouldn’t have sex with them. This happens far more often than you may think. I […]Read More Why Men Need to Become Feminists.
No matter who you are, you are likely to struggle with your body image at some point in your life. It’s typical to feel like striving to regain our confidence is a never-ending loop because of the people who dragged us down in the first place. We can often feel compelled to compare ourselves to […]Read More Dear body, I LOVE YOU
BrunetteBloggr: I wanted to start this off by saying thank you so much for your time, it’s very exciting to have you back on the blog after some time now. For the readers who don’t know you, do you mind introducing yourself as well as some of your educational background? Dr. Mazzarella: My bachelor’s degree […]Read More Interview with Dr. Mazzarella
Last week, my class SMAD 462: Documentary in Film and TV participated in the Reel Change Film Festival at Court Square Theater. The purpose of this festival was to expose issues relevant to JMU and the greater Harrisonburg community in order to educate, engage, and impact audiences while also celebrating the documentary medium as a […]Read More Us Kids: the power of youth activism in the fight against gun violence
Let’s have a sex talk! Not just an amazing Megan Thee Stallion song but something fun we can talk about as feminists. I often think that conversations around sex are hardly ever about creating positive and accepting energy. However, we have seen in pop culture the emergence of sexually ‘liberated’ women like Megan Thee Stallion […]Read More SEX Talk!
Ah, birth control. While this is a topic that females can talk about all day, a lot of males tend to avoid this subject. Although this is not the case with all males, it is no secret that a lot of them feel uncomfortable talking about women’s health. That is, unless it is beneficial toward […]Read More But you’re on birth control, right?
This article explores both sides of the long-awaited Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard battle that will be making its way to Virginia this April. It also discusses cancel culture and the double standards of men and women when it comes to domestic violence.Read More Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard Trial: The Double-Standards for Domestic Abuse
Abortion laws have been an ongoing debate for centuries. Well, whether women have the right to make decisions regarding their own bodies has been the topic of many courtrooms, which are more often than not filled by men. Let’s rewind all the way back to 1973. That’s right, 1973. Which sounds like ages ago, because […]Read More Abortion laws in our country: The battle that never ends
Happy April! As many of you may know, or not know, April isn’t just the month with a lot of rain, it is also Autism Awareness Month. Autism awareness is important because there are a lot of misconceptions about what autism is and what it looks like. Autism is defined as being “a developmental disorder […]Read More Autism Awareness Month and the Creators You Should Be Following￼