My experiences, on a college campus, with a *timeless* act that I will absolutely never understand…Read More Catcalling: Why Though??!
For my post this week, I was asked by a friend of mine if she could write a guest blog about her experience being followed home from school earlier this year. This story was also posted on the breeze (JMU’s newspaper), but I think it’s such an important story to share, so we’re posting it on ShoutOut […]Read More A JMU Student’s Story About Being Followed Home (GUEST POST)
Earlier this week I posted a link to Hollaback’s now viral video of a woman’s experience with street harassment in New York City. Since becoming viral, the video has sparked debate and discussion about catcalling, street harassment, male privilege, and many other important topics. While reading segments of the discourse happening online, I came across […]Read More Just Being Friendly?
A young film-maker recently walked all over NYC for 10 hours, and recorded her experience. Street harassment is a reality women deal with on a daily basis. Some of the men in the video seemed as if they were being polite, but in my experience and obviously in the experience of the film maker, if […]Read More QUICK HIT: What it is like to be a woman in NYC and everywhere
One of may favorite YouTubers (and internet people in general) is Hayley G. Hoover. I’ve been watching her for 7-or-so years, and she’s great. She makes videos about her life, about random funny things, about Harry Potter, and about feminism. Her latest video is about street harassment, and why it’s the worst. Hayley shares her […]Read More Quick Hit: WHY CATCALLING SUCKS
Hollaback is a national organization that enables you to report street harassment where and when it occurs. It’s a truly powerful movement to help woman take power back into their hands. Now, a group of JMU students in Matt Ezzell’s Interpersonal Violence (SOCI480) class have brought Hollaback to JMU’s campus – JMU Hollerback.Read More JMU Hollerback
Hello, loyal readers! After a semester off from a full immersion in feminist rhetoric, I’ve come to learn a few things. While in the midst of a supportive, academic environment, it was easy for me to voice my feminist politics. My first semester writing for ShoutOut! was marked by a period of intense personal growth, […]Read More Feminist Girl Meets World
Fire is contradicting in almost every sense. While it brings warmth and comfort, it can also be destructive and deadly. Historically, fire was a sign for life and sustenance. Being so difficult to capture in its early discovery, fire was often sacred and used in ceremonies to appease Gods of all religions. Today fire is […]Read More The Millennium Trilogy: Firing Up the Upheaval
I’ve never been one for activist groups. I remember sophomore year in high school a teacher horrified and enraged all of my friends and I at the atrocities being committed in Darfur. Under the idea we could actually end it, (yes we did actually believe we could,) we began holding awareness meetings, which turned into […]Read More Hope Springs – Men’s Feminism Activist Groups
When trying to decide what to write about for this Friday’s post, I went searching through the depths of the internet. What I found was an unnerving reaction to a recent assault report at the University of Missouri. The report reads as follows: A woman said she was walking to Ellis Library when a man […]Read More Assault, Consent, and the Internet