If you are here reading “Shoutout!”, chances are you consider yourself a feminist. Or maybe you don’t like labels, but you do believe that regardless of gender or sex, everybody deserves equal opportunities- especially those who have been historically and institutionally oppressed. Regardless, like any movement, Feminism has a lot of jargon and topics that […]Read More Feminism 101: A Beginners Guide to Feminist Terminology
Once upon a time in a far far away society, there was a ruling that allowed men the right to be topless in public; but not women. That was in 1936. This ruling came about because a grassroots movement of men who began protesting the law and subsequently getting arrested in the process. So let […]Read More One Nation, of Unfair Nipple
Last year, the video 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman, was released by the non-profit, anti-street harassment group Hollaback, to make a statement on street harassment. Since then, various other videos have been produced to show the presence of street harassment, otherwise known as cat- calling, in our society. Cat-calling is understood to be […]Read More “Okay, now I’m getting pissed off.”
Now a’days, sex is a lot less taboo than it used to be, but a lot of work needs to be done before everyone is comfortable talking about sex. Ella Dawson is a 23-year-old living with herpes simplex virus type 1, or genital herpes in Ella’s case. She is an amazing woman for feeling comfortable […]Read More Sex Positivity
Caitlyn Jenner. A trans* woman paving her path into visibility, and making it known that it is never too late to embrace yourself and feel comfortable in your own skin. The news is BOOMING with different stories on Caitlyn, but there is so much more about her than just the bullshit you will hear from […]Read More The Ironic Accuracies of The Daily Show on Caitlyn Jenner
Hark! Kim Kardashian’s moon is quite *ahem* full tonight… Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit feeds have probably been drowning with photos of Kim Kardashian’s sizable derriere and very naked body for the Paper magazine cover and spread in its campaign to “break the Internet.” Many reactions to the marketing ploy echo shouts of disdain and contempt, demanding […]Read More #BreakTheInternet: Kim K Full Mooning Her Way to the Top
One of may favorite YouTubers (and internet people in general) is Hayley G. Hoover. I’ve been watching her for 7-or-so years, and she’s great. She makes videos about her life, about random funny things, about Harry Potter, and about feminism. Her latest video is about street harassment, and why it’s the worst. Hayley shares her […]Read More Quick Hit: WHY CATCALLING SUCKS
I was at work this morning, having a laid back conversation with a friend, when I stumbled upon the Facebook page for The Dean’s List calendar—a publication centered around, “12 beautiful and intelligent James Madison University women.” I was originally going to write about how this calendar is a STELLAR exemplification of society’s pervasive objectification […]Read More Feminism = Sexism? Ahem, Dictionary Please!
In the wake of spring break shenanigans across America, I want to stop and smell the roses—or, tequila, rather—and consider the weighty implications of spring break behavior. Cancun, Panama City Beach, Acapulco, Miami, Punta Cana…what do all these spring break hot spots have in common? Rampant female objectification. Sexism.Read More Spring Break Forever?
Yesterday my roommate sent me a link to an egregious article on TotalFratMove.com titled “ Why Girls Should Not Cut Their Hair Short”- cue the feminist outrage. This article contains numerous reasons for why girls should not cut their hair because, naturally, our sole mission in life is to be pretty.Read More We Do Not Owe Prettiness to Anyone