I recently had a conversation with one of my male classmates in a feminist rhetoric course. We were discussing the broad topic of, you guessed it, “feminism”, and the subject quickly turned to the role men play in the movement. He seemed a little uneasy to pose the question, but finally inquired, “Even if I’m […]Read More Fe(men)ism?
I first started taking birth control my senior year of high school, which would mean that I have been on it for almost 5 years. It wasn’t until I took a course on women’s health issues my spring semester of my junior year, that I gathered a complete knowledge of exactly what birth control does […]Read More I Am A Woman, Hear Me Roar
Few things annoy me as much as the phrase “speak like a lady.” I heard it all the time growing up, but given that I am the daughter of a fighter pilot father and a Spanish mother, my colorful vocabulary was, well, a learned behavior. I never really understood why this was a problem, and […]Read More Speak Like A Lady
Meet Alana Simpson, my first guest blogger ever! I email interviewed her at work for a press release a few weeks ago and have been excited to share her story ever since. On Tuesday, January 23, Alana traveled to Richmond with thirty-five other JMU Social Work students to spend a day advocating for social justice […]Read More Saturday Special – Guest Blogger!
I am a radical feminist. And I always hear the sounds of a happy parade when I read that sentence, complete with fireworks and elephants trunks blasting towards the sky. I really LOVE being a feminist! I doubt any of this surprises those of you who have been reading my blogs for three semesters, but […]Read More Feminist Roots – How I Became A Radical
This week at Shout Out! Hannah Grace found a recent national poll naming Hilary Clinton the most popular U.S. politician, with 61% of voters saying they would back her in 2016! Although the former Secretary of State claims she is not going back to politics, HannahGrace thinks she would make an exception to run for first woman President […]Read More Links Round-Up
Warning: This blog contains images of non-sexualized nudity, nevertheless, they may be considered graphic and/or disturbing to some. A few months ago I was struck with an undeniable, insatiable obsession with Africa. Don’t start thinking about the continent unless you are truly prepared – it sucks you in and doesn’t let go. The first day […]Read More Imposed Cultures: The Eradication of Natural Childbirth in America
I once read that “no man is as anti-feminist as a really feminine woman.” Aside from my love for scotch, Alec Bradley cigars, and all things Quentin Tarantino, I would consider myself to be a rather feminine gal. As such, this line struck a nerve with me, and at once had me contemplating that maybe […]Read More Insights from a Lipstick-Wearing Feminist
I don’t remember when I became a feminist. Is that weird? I feel like it should be. I talk to other people about when they became aware of feminism or when they realized that they were one, and everybody seems to have this exact, precise moment in which their entire perception of the world was […]Read More Feminist Roots: Know Your Own
For a variety of reasons, I’ve been thinking a lot about body image lately. Especially how it impacts my daily life. And then I came across this article, arguing that exposing your personal life, your vulnerabilities, can be a feminist act. That there is empowerment to be found when women share their stories. So here’s […]Read More Because Personal IS Political