Dear Future Father-In-Law, Surprise! I bet you did not think you would be getting a letter from me, did you? Well, that is just how I am, full of surprises. I wanted to start this letter off by saying thank you. Thank you for being truly awful when talking about me and how you “don’t […]Read More An Open Letter to My Transphobic (Future) Father-In-Law
Health care costs in the United States are through the roof. It’s hard enough trying to survive when hospitals, routine procedures, and medications are increasingly becoming inaccessible.
Add an oppressed identity to the mix and shake well to create a whole new type of barrier.Read More Trans-parency in Health Care
A lot is happening in the news – both nationally and globally. Here are a few key stories this week… Green Book wins “Top Feature Film” The 2018 comedy-drama won a “Top Feature Film” award! Green Book is based on the true 1960s story of a blue-collared Italian-American bouncer and an African American classical […]Read More Your News for THIS WEEK!
It has been quite some time since the writers of ShoutOut! were brought up to date on current events, so we managed to cover a lot during class. Among the most popular? A discussion concerning the effects of regulation on the environment, a response to identity equality, and a review of Twitter for responses from the march, […]Read More ShoutOut! Newsroom Update March 20th 2017
The Maryland political system is making great strides to eliminate discrimination towards people who identify as transgendered. Once signed, SB 212 “Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2014,” will “include gender identity in work place, housing and public accommodations.” But of course with great strides, comes great resistance.Read More Equality For All Marylanders, Or Only For The Select Few?
I was going through my Facebook feed the other day, procrastinating instead of writing a six page paper, when I came across an interesting link that an acquaintance had posted on her wall. The phrase “gender expectations” was what initially attracted my interest…and so naturally, being all procrastinate-y, I clicked the link. It was a […]Read More There’s Nothing to “Outgrow”
While in class the other day, I overheard two girls talking about fat shaming, and one parroted to the other the old standby for empowering women who feel like they are too big: “real women have curves.” As glad as I was that the conversation was aimed at making one person feel good about her […]Read More “Real Women Have Curves”: Why Understanding Transphobia is Important