Meet self-proclaimed “Feminasty” Erin Gibson and “Homosensual” Bryan Safi, two comedians who take a “weekly look at all the issues important to ladies and gays…and treat them with much less respect than they deserve.” These are the hosts of the sarcasm-dripping, startling-laughter-in-public inducing feminist podcast Throwing Shade, a sometimes problematic, ranty, usually extremely relevant, sometimes […]Read More Throwing Shade: A Feminasty Podcast Review
I am one of the many humans that follow loads of hipster mom’s and dad’s on Instagram, purely to catch a pic of their kids in outfits usually resembling models in an Urban Outfitter’s spread (creepy? probably). Alongside their adventurous parents they go hiking, farmer’s markets in the city, strutting around in matching Ray-Bans, both […]Read More The Ever-Impossible (and Worsening) Standards of Parenthood
Being an advocate, or being a human, is no easy task. It can be demoralizing, anxiety-ridden, truly taxing work. As I set out on my journey/shimmy into self-care earlier this year, I was unclear as to what it looked like for me, or how incredibly vital it was to our work as feminists, and our […]Read More Pt. 2: Seriously Radical Self-Care Practices by and for Feminists
This winter break I came home to a new home. One with a mom whom I love and her boyfriend whom is kind and we are er- pals. I walked into the house and straight to the kitchen because yes, that is what I do before I embrace others or plop down on the ground […]Read More Living With a Trump Supporter (And Those With Conflicting Ideologies)
What’s up guys? Have you been keeping up with the news this week? Well let me tell you somethin’…some shit’s going down. Politics The Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs re-opened its doors this week after the deadly shooting back in November. Even after tragedy, PP continues to provide its much-needed services. After Supreme Court Justice […]Read More The 411 from your Funky Fresh Feminists
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.
Calling all ladies/people- the ones who give a shit about politics, believe that yes, the personal IS political, the gals and pals who want to embrace their beautiful-no-matta-what bodies and would appreciate free reign to do what they want with them, too. This is a casting call for all the people who are grasping at […]Read More Let’s Raise One Up for Lady Parts Justice
Has Axe finally moved on from the sex-crazed, “get hot girls,” misogyny? In their new ad entitled, “Find Your Magic”, Axe is making it clear that you don’t need the six pack to be a man. This may be a win for the company. Maybe. In the beginning, the ad references the insanely fit, overly sexualized […]Read More One Small Step for Humanity, One Giant Leap for Axe
College tuition and women attending college have one thing in common. They are both rising! These trends beg the question, is college worth it for women? Women currently make up more than half of the college population. Tuition has reached an all time high, with student loan debt averaging $29,400 per student upon graduation. In […]Read More Women Overrepresent the College Population, Yet Underrepresent the CEO Population. Why?
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