Trigger Warning: This post does contain details and description of sexual assault It’s Italy in 1992, an 18 year old girl is picked up for her first driving lesson by her 45 year-old driving instructor. He then proceeds to drive her to an isolated road, pulled her out of the car, wrestled her out of her […]Read More Denim, Denim, Denim: Denim Day 2016
Sexual assault is something people don’t like talking about. It’s not a fun or nice topic. But the fact is that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives and 1 in 2 transgendered individuals will be sexually abused or assaulted at some point in […]Read More Sexual Assault: Let’s Get Some Things Straight
Ladies, we know about the friend that arrives every 28 days. This little friend that seems to defy the human body by bleeding for a week and we stay alive. We hate this friend, but we have to welcome it, I mean it’s biology. This friend is our period. Recently, there seems to have been […]Read More Empowering. The. Period.
Martin Shkreli may be the most hated man in America right now, and rightfully so. A quick summary of what he did to catch you up: he bought the rights to Daraprim, a medicine used to treat cancer and AIDS patients, and he raised the price per pill from $13.50/ pill to $750/pill. This is […]Read More Money or Life?
This week, the ShoutOut! JMU bloggers set out to understand the differing ways in which feminism is interpreted on an individual basis. While feminism as a whole aims to put an end to patriarchy and sexism, individual identities often influence its meaning. All individuals face different life experiences due to their identities and place in society. […]Read More Feminist Perspectives: Dr. Matthew Ezzell
We’re all familiar with the trope of the typical “nice guy”: the lovable boy-next-door who is just unlucky in love. Often, the object of the “nice guy’s” affections is his best female friend, who inevitably is in love with a jerk who treats her terribly. The “nice guy” then laments that he doesn’t understand why […]Read More “Nice Guys” and Why I Can’t Stand Them
As many of you may have heard, one of the most popular gay hookup/chatting apps is called grindr. On grindr, you see all sorts of interesting people, many who are super ignorant. A lot of times, reading a blank profile, I’ll see it saying “Masc for masc only” or “No Fats, no Fems”, and in […]Read More Masc 4 Masc ONLY.
The 87th Annual Academy Awards premiered on ABC last night, and many notable things happened in relation to feminist issues: Reese Witherspoon popularized #AskHerMore, a movement to question women on the red carpet about more then what they’re wearing. Patricia Arquette gave a well-intended shoutout to women in her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress. John […]Read More What Was Missing from the 2015 Oscars
The best way to end rape culture and gender-based violence is to raise awareness of the issue and start teaching men not to rape. So why is sexual assault still rampant in our society? On Wednesday, November 6th, Zerlina Maxwell gave her keynote address to the JMU community, entitled “From Catcalling to Sexual Assault: How […]Read More Teach men not to rape? What a concept!
Hello Bloggers! Have you ever read the magazine, Cosmopolitan? Well I was reading it the other day and skimming through the various articles about sex, style, and celebrities that are primarily devoted to women. Most of the topics are entertaining and act as a carefree read for any girl just wanting to look through a […]Read More Manthropology…A solution to your guy’s annoying habits!