The laws created echo the continuous struggles of women and other marginalized groups. Laws are the culmination and the realization that our patriarchal society has created from its inception. The laws that have been created by our society came into being during the revolutionary war and the subsequent creation of the Declaration of Independence. These […]Read More Women and Controversial Topics
Not everyone wants to have children, and that is perfectly fine. But those who do, especially for men who do, why are you so mad about having daughters? In pop culture today, we are swamped with “gender reveals.” For those who live under a rock, a “gender reveal” is a party thrown by the parents-to-be […]Read More Your Gender Reveal Parties Are Weird
When you sit down to play a new game, that has garnered a lot of attention and accolades there is a lot of excitement and anticipation for that title screen to first greet your eyes. As I got older a lot of the excitement and anticipation for new games has dwindled, I kept asking the […]Read More Connecting with a Character
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
A lot is happening in the news – both nationally and globally. Here are a few key stories this week… Green Book wins “Top Feature Film” The 2018 comedy-drama won a “Top Feature Film” award! Green Book is based on the true 1960s story of a blue-collared Italian-American bouncer and an African American classical […]Read More Your News for THIS WEEK!
Imagine being a young adult or child, idolizing non-binary characters in television and film then finding out some of your role models are actually cisgender actors. They’re frauds who could play your identity, your lived experience, better than someone who actually identifies as transgender/non-binary. It’s like a kick in the ribs, the sharp stinging reality that […]Read More Transface: The issue with non-binary identities played by cisgender actors
Dear Allies of JMU, How’s it going? I know a lot of you are angry right now as we (the queer community) have been getting a lot of shit for attempting to celebrate ourselves. Many of you have been writing notes of encouragement on our Facebook walls, reminding us to remember that we are not alone […]Read More An open letter to GayMU Allies: How to Transform your Outrage into Activism
The JMU non-discrimination policy is the policy which allows the campus community to file complaints about harassment or discrimination and attempt to seek redress. It currently protects people based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, parental status, and political affiliation. Now, there is an effort underway at […]Read More Quick Hit: An Update in Non-Discrimination