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
Since growing up, we all have this idea of perfection ingrained into ourselves. The idea that what we should be striving for is perfection and that we aren’t being the best we can be if we don’t achieve perfection. Truth is though, it’s impossible to achieve this concept that we have in our head. From […]Read More Perfection
Like the majority of American children, I grew up watching, and loving, Disney. The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Tarzan, and Pocahontas were just a few of my favorites. Little did I know, that aside from getting me to stop bothering my parents for an hour or so, these movies had larger implications on my […]Read More Not So Happily Ever After, Disney
What makes a man stronger? Showing that he cares. This is the message of the new #RealStrength campaign by Dove, which promotes the involvement of fathers in their children’s lives. It has become more common for fathers to play a prominent role in children’s lives, which is a huge step in the right direction towards gender equality. […]Read More Daddy Day Care
This new Republican ad campaign created to cater to college-aged women aims to convince undecided voters to choose the GOP candidate in the upcoming gubernatorial elections. The ads are based the popular TLC show Say Yes to the Dress and present the candidates as two different styles of wedding dresses. The Republican candidates is presented as […]Read More Say Yes to the GOP?
This past weekend I had the pleasure of taking part in a discussion of feminism with a large group of friends. The catch is this friend group consists entirely of Christian Hipsters who, for the most part, don’t know anything about feminism! How did this real-life, sitcom-like experience happen? All because a few of us […]Read More Education is Key: A Personal Narrative
When I ended that last post about Kirsten Dunst, I said it’s getting me hot and bothered. Well as it turns out I was so bothered I had to keep writing, so here’s the impromptu part two of my earlier post! You see, I started realizing what gets me more upset about this whole situation […]Read More Kirsten Dunst, Gender Roles and Femininity: Part 2