On March 29th, 2019, University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson was pronounced missing. While standing outside of a bar in Columbia, SC, Josephson got into a black car that she believed to be her Uber. 14 hours later, her body was found 90 miles away in a field in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Her […]Read More All of the Things That Did Not Lead to Samantha Josephson’s Death
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: 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
***Trigger Warning*** – The following post discusses rape and sexual assault within the context of victim blaming. As we approach our annual Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night events, it is important that we take a moment to think about how we respond to victims of sexual assault. Victim blaming is used as a […]Read More Quick Hit: 10 examples of Victim Blaming
*TRIGGER WARNING: TOPIC OF SEXUAL ASSAULT/SLUT SHAMING* How do you define a slut? But really though. What amount of sexual promiscuity, revealing clothing and flirtatious dancing equates the term slut? As I’ve grown as a person I’ve realized that this term cannot be operationalized. If you’re going to call one woman a slut, you may as well call […]Read More SlutWalk to End Victim Blaming!
Last week I stumbled upon the horrific story of fourteen year old Daisy Coleman, and her thirteen year old friend’s, rape at the hands of seventeen year old Matthew Barnett and his friend. Matthew Barnett, local high school football star, had his friend videotape the entire scene. Disturbingly enough, even though the two girls went […]Read More Horror of Maryville Pt.2
Horror of Maryville Pt.1 While perusing the Internet between classes the other day, I noticed two startling articles on both Buzzfeed and Jezebel that centered on a horrific event in Maryville, Missouri last year. Bearing a strikingly creepy resemblance to the Steubenville case of last year, Maryville sheds additional light on the growing problem of […]Read More Horror of Maryville Pt.1
I thought the answer to this statement was obvious, but the national media’s handling of the Steubenville rape case has proved me wrong. I don’t want to hear one more word about how the two rapists lives have been ruined or the football careers they missed out on. What about the victim? How has her life and the lives […]Read More Why Getting Raped Is Worse Than Missing Football Practice
If you haven’t heard there has been a file charged against UNC for improperly handling sexual assaults cases,which is pretty bad in and of itself. Now, however, UNC is filing a Honor Code violation against one of the women who has been speaking out against UNC’s actions. This woman has been charged with creating a […]Read More Quick Hit: The Ridiculous Things Going on at UNC
Last night I saw that my friend had shared a photo that caught my eye and it turned out to be an informational on rape prevention. Here is the link that hopefully you are able to open: http://on.fb.me/XylXFU If it doesn’t work it is basically a post offering advice on how to avoid sexual assault […]Read More Quick Hit: Rape…Prevention or Reinforcement?