As we end Sexual Assault Awareness Month it is important to not only reflect on the progress we have made but to look at this as a time to see where we can progress and do better. One of the ways we have progressed is the Violence Against Women Act, passed in March 2021 this […]Read More Sexual Assault Awareness Month: STALKING
In our newsroom discussion on November 2nd, 2021, we discussed the feminist issues within recent news including sexual assault controversies in public schools, updates on the Texas abortion ban, and girls’ education after the Taliban. The stories we shared allowed for conversation and thought through a feminist lens. Locals news: New Virginia laws are under […]Read More Newsroom roundup 11/02/21
***trigger warning (sexual assault, domestic violence, abuse, rape) We live in a society that constantly blames victims. This culture of blame repeatedly silences women and is a contributing factor as to why so many victims refuse to speak out. Abused? What did you do to provoke your significant other? Assaulted or raped? Were you drinking? […]Read More It’s time to stop victim blaming
When you think of nurses, you probably think of intelligent, brave, and selfless people who are on the frontline risking their lives to save others. Even though more men are entering the nursing profession, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 89% of nurses are female. But what if I told you that these […]Read More Our Heroes are Victims
Read on to see what events you should be up-to-date on. News that’s free of commercials or pesky weather updates! IN HARRISONBURG: Refusal of COVID-19 Vaccine for Harrisonburg Minister In early February, Christina Rivera, a Latina senior lead at the Church of the Larger Fellowship was denied a vaccination for Covid-19 by Sentara Hospital after […]Read More NEWS ROUND UP!
Three is fine, three for me
Three of three, one of me.
Be the change you wish for others
Contemplations on sensuality, sexuality, and the erotic.Read More Twerk to Heal
If you are here reading “Shoutout!”, chances are you consider yourself a feminist. Or maybe you don’t like labels, but you do believe that regardless of gender or sex, everybody deserves equal opportunities- especially those who have been historically and institutionally oppressed. Regardless, like any movement, Feminism has a lot of jargon and topics that […]Read More Feminism 101: A Beginners Guide to Feminist Terminology
Were any of you all taught about sexual harassment or assault in your sex education classes? Because I was not. This may sound stupid, but in turn I grew up not knowing when I was being sexually harassed and even assaulted. With the statistic being that one in five women will be sexually assaulted in […]Read More Schools need better sex ed.
The headline in Politico stated: “Franken scandal haunts Gillibrand’s 2020 chances.” The more I read, the more the nuanced irony set in—a female politician blamed for a party’s struggles. Because she spoke out against a male colleague credibly accused of sexual harassment by a multitude of women. Because she spoke. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand lost the […]Read More #MeToo in Blue: Ending the Myth of the Sexual Violence Political Divide