Video games have been a huge part of my life, growing up with three older brothers I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t either watching them, or playing with them. Being the youngest my parents seemed to have given up when I came around. They used to place restrictions on what my older siblings […]Read More Female Representation in Video Games
This week’s post comes to you from @devilwearsgoodwill and @ElectriqLady Local News James Madison Center for Civic Engagement “Arc of Citizenship” Tour Over the weekend the JMU Center for Civic Engagement took students and members of the Harrisonburg community on their Arc of Citizenship tour. The tour allowed for all those involved to witness historical sites […]Read More Spring into ShoutOut! News
If you are here reading “Shoutout!”, chances are you consider yourself a feminist. Or maybe you don’t like labels, but you do believe that regardless of gender or sex, everybody deserves equal opportunities- especially those who have been historically and institutionally oppressed. Regardless, like any movement, Feminism has a lot of jargon and topics that […]Read More Feminism 101: A Beginners Guide to Feminist Terminology
On Sunday March 23rd, an annual event called Women in Focus was held at the Court Square Theater. Each year the event focuses on women in some aspect. This year they concentrated on female caregivers such as women who care for their aging parents. Alzheimer’s disease runs in my mother’s side of the family. Both […]Read More Take Care of Our Caretakers!
In honor of International Women’s Day, here are a few impactful and influential women from around the world.Read More In Honor of International Women’s Day
Aaaaaaand we’re back! We are so excited to have a fresh roster of bloggers for ShoutOut this semester!Read More Honey, I’m home!
This isn’t my first rodeo discussing feminism. Many of my friends on Facebook assume feminism isn’t just about cisgender women, but it’s not. If you’re one of those people, I challenge you. Defend your position. Comment below and fight back. Unless you’re too scared? I’m listening. Feminist me. Every day I wake up, I face […]Read More Feminist? You? Cash me ousside, how bout dah!
When first launched, the Women’s March on Washington was a post-inaugural protest, but it quickly evolved into a global mission for equality. On Saturday, January 21st there were 673 marches total. In Washington D.C. alone, the Metro logged 1,001,613 entries into the rail systems, which is a slap in the face to Trump’s Inauguration Day, where there were only […]Read More These Boots Were Made For Walking: Afterthoughts on the Women’s March on Washington
In response to American holiday, Thanksgiving, I figured everyone will need to take time to relax – and forget the awful comments their friends and family will undoubtedly make this week. I am going to recommend some activities and songs to help create a safe space for yourself this week. 1. Fall Cleaning Forget spring cleaning – get […]Read More Self Care Activities to Help You Survive Thanksgiving
Facebook bug switched many accounts to memorial pages – thus “killing” users; this is a harmless accident, but it is still alarming. Bill Cosby expects to be cleared — Despite numerous accusations of sexual assault, Cosby still believes he will be cleared of those allegations. Then again, when you’ve got an alleged rapist for president-elect, anything can […]Read More Monday Funday: It’s News Time Again