Hey, friends! ShoutOut! JMU is back with a brand new cohort of bloggers and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. In anticipation of the feminist brilliance about to be offered up on our blog, we’d like to welcome our new bunch of bloggers. appreciatingstillnessLife moves fast. Real fast. Yet, I […]Read More We’re baaaaack!
“Hello Friends and Welcome back” Today I wanted to get into the nitty gritty and allow myself to share a few experiences of my own. I feel like I skipped a few steps, so let me reverse and formally introduce myself. To all who do not know. This is my second year here at James […]Read More Declassified Guide PresenTs: The dating Life of a Black Women PWI Edition
Welcome to this week’s Newsroom roundup! This week we discussed local, national, and global news. We discussed a shooting in Harrisonburg, VA, Tina Kotek running to be the first lesbian governor, and the fight to stop street harassment. We discuss these three topics from a feminist view. Hope you all enjoy it! LOCAL NEWS This […]Read More Newsroom roundup October 21, 2022
I got the opportunity to speak with a faculty member right here at James Madison University. I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Melissa Alemán and was able to get an inside scoop on various feminist topics. Here I will present some of our questions and answers and have linked her JMU faculty page […]Read More An Interview with dr. alemán
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
Just over the weekend, downtown Harrisonburg, VA hosted its annual International Festival. Marking its 25th annual celebration, the International Festival is an outdoor, flea-market style event that invites people of the Harrisonburg community to a festival of food, handcrafted arts, and other goods made by people of various international origins within the community. Despite the […]Read More harrisonburg’s international festival: Through a feminist lens
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
Despite individuals with disabilities account for a large portion of the population, there is still a lack of advocacy and proper policies to accommodate these individuals. This is due to barriers many people with disabilities face such as fewer economic opportunities, higher poverty as well as access to necessary health resources. These barriers make it […]Read More Facing BARRIERS: WOMEN AND DISABILITIES
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?
How do you appropriately start a JMU football game? Any guesses? The answer is an old-fashioned tailgate, a tent full of food, drinks, and A LOT of spirit wear. I have seriously never seen so much JMU gear in my entire life. Then, it was onto the next step; walking into the Bridgeforth stadium where […]Read More JMU FOOTBALL VS. SEXISM