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
Trigger Warning: Mentions of physical abuse and sexual assault. It is common knowledge that women in the workplace are treated differently than their male counterparts. The prevalence of unequal pay, barriers to career advancement, and the tendency of women’s contributions to be devalued are just a few of the issues we face, and that doesn’t […]Read More Stop canceling women, start canceling double standards
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
In a world where talk of rape and sexual assault practically has a numbing effect on others, I was recently surprised by the rush of emotions I was able to feel when hearing about the topic in a new light. Last Monday, I attended a screening of the documentary The Hunting Ground at JMU’s Grafton-Stovall […]Read More The Scariest of Hunting Ground
*TRIGGER WARNING* There was an article I read by Robert Jensen called “Tired of Hot Sex?” Now, sex is such a complicated thing, and I’ve learned that there is so much you can say regarding it, sociologically speaking. However, Jensen pointed out a critical truth in his paper that really struck me. He writes, “Men […]Read More Let’s talk about bad sex.
Happy Friday Y’all! Last week I introduced Naomi Wolfe’s novel, The Beauty Myth, and focused on her chapter “ Sexuality”. There were two main points in this chapter, which I found both enlightening, and a little frightening. Her first point, which I discussed last week, focused on advertisement’s detrimental impact on women’s sexuality. Images of […]Read More Beauty and Sexuality Pt. 2
Evidently, I am a masochist because I decided to start out this week with some of the most depressing and upsetting material (after I also read about http://sideeffectsofxarelto.org/xareltos-original-study-comparing-the-drug-to-warfarin-appears-to-have-been-skewed/). To make the Monday morning blues even bluer I decided to go and watch The Invisible War at Grafton with a friend of mine. Probably the best […]Read More The Invisible War