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
Local Harrisonburg Safe Haven, The Collins Center fights to end sexual assault and its impact on the local community.Read More Local Harrisonburg Safe Haven
Not really hip to the news? Us ovaries can help you there! Just don’t ovaryact to it.Read More What is New on the News?
As most of you have probably seen, a new trend started last week. This trend consisted of women posting on their Facebook and Twitter pages saying “me too.” If you wrote this, it meant you had been sexually harassed or assaulted at some point in your life. The meaning of this trend was to give […]Read More Give The World A Love Slap
At the end of freshman year, I went out with a group of friends. The night started innocently enough— we tried on different outfits, played our favorite songs and took millions of Snapchats and Instagram photos. It was supposed to be a final hurrah before finals week started, a night of unadulterated fun before we’d […]Read More Sorry, Maroon 5, But Getting Drugged Isn’t a Party
Trigger Warning: This post does contain details and description of sexual assault It’s Italy in 1992, an 18 year old girl is picked up for her first driving lesson by her 45 year-old driving instructor. He then proceeds to drive her to an isolated road, pulled her out of the car, wrestled her out of her […]Read More Denim, Denim, Denim: Denim Day 2016
As you may have notice April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. If you didn’t know, now you know. However, majority of articles, discussions, and statistics around sexual assault focus mainly on heterosexual women. While it is true, it is an epidemic for women in our country. We tend to leave out other populations where the […]Read More The Community You Don’t Hear About in April
Wannabeaudre is back at it with another sexual assault article. Fun stuff, right? How can I not write another piece while April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Also, as long as 1 in 5 women are getting assaulted throughout their lifetime, I am not staying silent. Anyways, I am going to be highlighting four documentaries about sexual […]Read More For Your Viewing Pleasure: SAAM Edition