As a Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies minor I am currently taking the Introduction to Women and Gender Studies course. This past week my class had a guest speaker, her name is Javay (@/millennialsexpert on Instagram) and she is a JMU alum who is now a practicing sexologist. In her presentation to my class she […]Read More Misogyny in the Music Industry
Lets talk about it… Being a black feminist who is aware of the misogynistic racist culture vultures of the music industry, I have to admit, the representation of black women in music videos are distasteful and displeasing. Artist from every genre fail to realize their obsession of black women in their videos, shows their hyper-sexualization […]Read More The Exploitation Of Black Women In Music Videos
If you’ve been on the internet at all within the past week you would know that country superstar Morgan Wallen was caught using a racial slur. Country music’s favorite love song artist and chart-topping Morgan Wallen was in his front yard with his friends, who I must add are all white, drunk as a skunk […]Read More Tackling Performative Activism and Discussing Racism Within Pop Culture
Trigger Warning: Mentions of physical abuse and sexual assault. It is common knowledge that women in the workplace are treated differently than their male counterparts. The prevalence of unequal pay, barriers to career advancement, and the tendency of women’s contributions to be devalued are just a few of the issues we face, and that doesn’t […]Read More Stop canceling women, start canceling double standards
At the end of freshman year, I went out with a group of friends. The night started innocently enough— we tried on different outfits, played our favorite songs and took millions of Snapchats and Instagram photos. It was supposed to be a final hurrah before finals week started, a night of unadulterated fun before we’d […]Read More Sorry, Maroon 5, But Getting Drugged Isn’t a Party
Hey what’s up hello to all of you lovely ShoutOut readers. I am absolutely ecstatic to be back working with a brand new batch of bloggers this semester! Feminism never sleeps, and I’m eager to dive back into the fem dialogue as a co-editor with @HeroineAddict and @BoobsRadley, as well as with the fellow bloggers […]Read More A Beyoncé Appreciation Post
Welcome back from Spring Break and to a snow day on campus! A little adventure during my Spring Break lead me to ponder a couple things about being a feminist and my love for hip-hop. I went to Florida to visit a family friend and get some fun in the sun! I was out dancing […]Read More Clean Version in the Club?!
Hello world! Cheers to you and cheers to my first blog post on JMU Shout Out! I have been brainstorming what I should post for my first post for a while until this happened and I knew I had to write about it. It was something I had never encountered before and it left me […]Read More Business Or Pleasure?
Warning: This blog contains nudity that is quite sexy and empowering to women, nevertheless, some may find it offensive. A few weeks ago I promised that I was going to introduce my readers to some “good for the soul” feminist music, so here I am, with someone awesome for you all to meet – her […]Read More Meet Amanda Palmer
Baltimore Ravens — 34 San Francisco 49ers — 31 Beyoncé — 10,000,000….hands down stole the night. Beyoncé is a female musical icon and she was literally so hot that she blew a fuse in the Superdome. This being said…I decided to write today’s post about the halftime show when a friend of mine read […]Read More The Beyoncé Bowl 2013