Once upon a time in a far far away society, there was a ruling that allowed men the right to be topless in public; but not women. That was in 1936. This ruling came about because a grassroots movement of men who began protesting the law and subsequently getting arrested in the process. So let […]Read More One Nation, of Unfair Nipple
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
I’ve always been a feminist. Even before I called myself one, I always agreed with most feminist ideals. However, as is the case for many feminists, it took me a while to identify with the term because of the massive stigma around the word. As I explored in my first ShoutOut blog post (awww!), people […]Read More Feminist Name-Calling
I don’t remember when I became a feminist. Is that weird? I feel like it should be. I talk to other people about when they became aware of feminism or when they realized that they were one, and everybody seems to have this exact, precise moment in which their entire perception of the world was […]Read More Feminist Roots: Know Your Own
I met Amber Logsdon one chilly February afternoon last semester while hanging out with a group of friends. It wasn’t long before the two of us drifted towards each other, curious to meet the one odd face out, and got to talking. Now, months later, we’ve found ourselves sitting in Carrier Starbucks with two hot […]Read More Feminist Roots: Know Your On-Campus Feminist!
I first met Adora through the JMU policy debate team and initially thought she was pretty cool, however, when we became debate partners, I realized I’d been wrong. She wasn’t cool. She was awesome. You see, Adora was one of the first people I was ever able to have a real, critical discussion of feminism […]Read More Feminist Roots: Know your friendly, on-campus feminist!
Hello Readers! As I sat down to do this post last week, I couldn’t think of what to write about. (I know this is a super catchy intro that will be sure to have you hooked, but keep calm and hear me out.) I kept struggling over whether I would sound like a broken record […]Read More Feminist Roots: Eszenyme
Here at ShoutOut!, we’re always thinking of new and exciting ways that we can discuss feminism in the blogosphere. As with any website, we realize how important it is to keep things fresh and exciting. So this year, we’ve decided to scrap our old features, Mythbustin’ Monday and The Bitchin’ Table, and start a new […]Read More Feminist Roots: Dr. Jessica Davidson