Will Smith and Chris Rock may have stolen the media’s attention from this year’s Oscars, but don’t let that distract you from the list of achievements from stars in marginalized communities. Award shows are known for their history of being white-washed and male dominant. Insider lists some scary statistics, including the fact that 89% of […]Read More Inclusion & The Oscars
BrunetteBloggr: I wanted to start this off by saying thank you so much for your time, it’s very exciting to have you back on the blog after some time now. For the readers who don’t know you, do you mind introducing yourself as well as some of your educational background? Dr. Mazzarella: My bachelor’s degree […]Read More Interview with Dr. Mazzarella
Encouraging men to read Wattpad or romantic novels featured on #BookTok so they can finally stop asking the question, “what do women want?”Read More Written by a woman: Why Men should read wattpad
This February 14th, Rex Orange County released a new single, “AMAZING”. Best known for songs like Best Friend, Sunflower, and Loving is Easy, Alexander O’Connor gave another reason to celebrate a holiday best known for love. This is the second single from upcoming album WHO CARES that is expected to drop in March. Before you […]Read More May I Have 3 Minutes and 29 Second of Your Time?
The internet is buzzing with award season picks from 2021. Articles on who wore what, who was (or wasn’t) nominated for an award, meant that Twitter feeds, morning radio shows, and dentist office magazines have no shortage of opinions on who should top each category. While 2021 was not the dumpster fire meme that the […]Read More Shoutout!’s top 12 album picks for feminist listening 2021
It saves my friends from an uncomfortable interaction down the road, makes me feel more comfortable, and allows them to engage in a safe space for dialogue. So, it does start with us and just a simple conversation.Read More ADDRESSING GENDER STEREOTYPES WITH YOUR CLOSE FRIENDS IS HARD…BUT I DID IT!
For those who are unfamiliar, The Met Gala, formally known as the Costume Institute Gala, is an annual fundraising event which benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. The gala serves as a grand opening for the annual fashion exhibit curated by the institute. Basically, it is the fashion industry’s […]Read More Missing the mark at the met gala
I had never conducted an interview before in my life. But for ShoutOut!, I decided that I wanted to showcase local feminist and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) professor Dr. Sharon Mazzarella, who has been teaching for 13 years at James Madison University. In this interview, we discuss her research in young girlhood, her […]Read More Interview with JMU Professor Dr. Mazzarella
I have always loved movies. They are a way to unwind, to lose yourself. A means of entertainment but also, at times, enlightenment. Growing up, “movie nights” were a big thing in my family. We would pick movies, make themed snacks and drinks and hunker down. So naturally, whenever I come home, “movie nights” are […]Read More Top 5 Sexist, Chauvinistic & Demeaning Movie Scenes
Welcome to back to Newsroom! Here’s what’s happening in the world… Danica Roem at JMU: This past week, the Madison Caucus for Gender Equality hosted an event with guest speaker Danica Roem. Roem is the first transgender delegate in Virginia and she spoke about some of her experiences and how having a positive attitude is […]Read More Newsroom