This week at ShoutOut!, Visionsofourfuture has some celeb news to share! First, this collaborative cover of “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore, reminds women of the power of their voice and the importance of their vote. Chris Brown is causing a stir in the media again — this time after dressing up as a terrorist for […]Read More Links Round-Up
This week, Femistorian enjoyed this article, which debates whether or not feminist are man-haters. Do our readers have thoughts on this? Jgrand50 recommends this take on an old classic, an interesting and disturbing look at an iconic photograph. Do viewers think that these new details make sense? Hannah Austin LOVED this perspective of the presidential debates, […]Read More Links Round-Up!
Maybe it’s because I’ve been beyond stressed out lately. Maybe it’s because I haven’t slept much in the last week. Maybe it’s because I’m struggling to juggle a full-time job, a full course load, and still maintain some kind of social life. Whatever the reason is, I am sick and tired of being a feminist. […]Read More Sick and Tired [TW: Racism, Rape, Homophobia]
That’s right readers, we’ve reached the end of our first full week of blogging here at ShoutOut!, and that can only mean one thing- it’s time for the links round-up! Each Sunday, our bloggers will tell you about some of the stories they’ve found interesting this week. Eszenyme is obsessed with the hottest thing on […]Read More Sunday Links Round-Up
When I started college, I went through what can only be called a very intense punk period. I started listening to Leftover Crack, Black Flag, Bikini Kill, and Against Me!. I dyed my hair bright purple and sewed patches onto the only suit jacket I have ever owned (my favorite was a large one that […]Read More Pussy Riot, Human Rights, and Rebel Girls
Image via WinterArtwork. [Trigger warning: Discussion of murder, racism, rape, and intimate partner violence]. On February 26 at 17-year-old Black teenager, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed by the head of the neighborhood watch of the (predominantly white) community where his father lives. While George Zimmerman, the murderer, claims that he was acting in self-defense […]Read More Literally Getting Away With Murder: George Zimmerman & White Privilege
We all know about the staples of the classic feminist movement, one of them being, bra burning. In the 1960’s many “radical” women protested male oppression through the disposal of feminine products, such as brasseries, fake eyelashes and heels. This movement, still active with vivid imagery of setting fire to the patriarchy, is iconic to […]Read More Arab Spring: A revolution of lingerie?
My majors have done a lot for me. As a political science and justice studies double major, I may not have job security immediately after college as opposed to my business major counterparts, but I can guarantee you that I will get a job I love…eventually. But even if I don’t, I’m satisfied knowing that […]Read More African ‘Her’story: Overcoming obstacles
My entries on this blog normally describe the struggles and achievements of African women. While I will continue to advocate for the recognition of African women in future blog posts, I’m going to have to diverge from my usual topic this week. I’m sure you either saw or heard about the latest campus controversy. JMU […]Read More Abortion is not genocide; women are not Nazis
One of my best friends is Kenyan. He just graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a degree in justice and peacebuilding; I figured he would be a good source for information about African women achievements. I was right. “Google Dekha Ibrahim Abdi,” he said. It was an easy inspiration. After reading just a few sentences […]Read More African ‘Her’story: Gone but not forgotten