I want to talk about my abortion. I want to be open. I want to be honest. Abortion cannot be simplified into regret or no regret. Those words glide along the surface of what we choose to say after the fact. We fall into those categories, and then we become statistics. Our names and our […]Read More I am 1 in 3
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)
Photo courtesy of Flickr.com CC Students are required to only date approved young men, they must be on campus by 11:30 each night, and jeans are not permitted outside of residence halls. If these rules sound crazy, we may have feminism to thank for that.Read More 50 Years Ago: How Feminism Has Impacted JMU
Last night, I had the pleasure of listening to the amazing Brian Sims speak. Brian Sims was the first and only openly gay football team captain in NCAA history as well as the first openly gay representative of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He currently represents Pennsylvania’s 182nd district, located in central Philadelphia. He was elected to […]Read More Madison Equality Presents: Brian Sims
What!? I know what you’re thinking, how could I even say something like this? As a flag waving feminist how could I even let those words out of my mouth knowing that this sentiment is the crux of the women’s liberation movement. That I’m trying to deny that this should be the case is like […]Read More Maybe the Personal Shouldn’t Be Political….
So as my last post I kind of wanted to write I guess what would be considered a reflection of some shape or form. There ultimately won’t be a general topic or subject heading, I honestly don’t know I’m going to title this…ramblings of nostalgic senior? I actually kind of like it but more to […]Read More Ramblings of a Nostalgic Senior
It’s hard to believe that after four months of weekly posts, I’m drafting up my final ShoutOut! blog entry for the Spring ’13 semester. It’s been a semester of intense personal growth for me, and I’ve learned a lot—and changed my mind a lot—as a result of writing, blogging, researching, coffee dates and wine nights, […]Read More Insights from a Lipstick-Wearing Feminist Part II: What I’ve Learned
It is hard to believe it, but this is it. My 41st and final post for ShoutOut JMU. We have shared three semesters of avid blogging my dear readers – but let’s take one last journey together. I want to reflect on my blogging experience, talk about the transformative power of the blogosphere (and how you can be a […]Read More My 41st Post
TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of rape/ sexual assault. In my last post, I explained that the way a person dresses doesn’t indicate anyone’s right to touch them, and why this notion is so instrumental in contributing to rape culture. As the second post in my series about rape culture, I wanted to explore the concept of […]Read More Rape Culture: Who’s Laughing Now?
I recently wrote a post on whether Pinterest is killing feminism, and stipulated that Pinterest isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, it can be used to promote pro-feminist (or, at least not anti-feminist) sentiments. More fundamentally, Pinterest is a user-generated platform, meaning it is reflective of what the users themselves choose to pin. And […]Read More Constrained Choice: More power to us?