Growing up as a girl and facing criticism for having interests There is a long, tortured history with the concept of women being fans and a steep criticism with gendered and sexist roots. There is no aspect of entertainment and interests that women and girls are not criticized for. The “fangirl” is characterized as a […]Read More Can I Enjoy Anything? The GEndered Criticism of Being A Fan
In our Newsroom Roundup on September 21st, 2022, we discussed local, national, and global news stories from a feminist perspective. This discussion included reviewing intersectionality in feminist conversations, the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico, and the French Cycling Federation’s unequal use of funds. Local The student-run blog, Feminism is for Everyone, covers a wide variety […]Read More Newsroom ROundup September 21
The gender reveals party community has completely engrossed our modern society. It has come down to the degree of environmental and physical harm. All this occurs for announcing a baby’s sex, not gender. Our culture is deeply entwined with the concept of gender because it determines treatment, assumes likes and dislikes, and highlights a societal […]Read More Gender REVEALS and the Harmful Binary
A look at the history of leadership at jmu Like me, I’m sure you’ve heard the joke “she went to college to get an MRS degree,” more than once. My experience at JMU has actually broadened my ideas as a feminist, so the concept of only going to college to meet a man seems foreign. […]Read More Is jmu a feminist institution?
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
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?
Kristen Shrewsbury is an instructional faculty member at JMU who teaches the special topics course WGSS 300: Queer Families. She’s a Harrisonburg native who went to JMU for her undergraduate degree from 1996 to 2001, and began working at JMU as a professional in 2007. She’s married to a same sex spouse and has two […]Read More An interview with JMU professor Dr. Shrewsbury
Recently, an event on campus I went to was JMU Pink’s #LoveForAll event. This event wasn’t one where someone was talking at you telling you to love yourself and love others, and that was maybe the best part about it, because let’s be real… when does that ever work? The JMU Pink team hosted this […]Read More #Loveforall event, yes even you
Why does gender bias still occur in 2022 and how can we overcome it? More specifically, how does gender bias cause harm within the HealthCare system? These are questions we have to ask ourselves, to think about ways we could reduce this problem in HealthCare. In this blog post, I will be discussing three ways […]Read More 3 ways to reduce gender bias in healthcare
Why is the supreme court changing? Justice Stephen Breyer has announced his retirement, which is allowing the court to become more diverse? Read for information on Biden’s nominee and previous historic appointments to the Supreme Court.Read More ￼Hey Siri, why is it significant for this old white man to retire?