Often, people believe that wearing a t-shirt or a hat with a feminist slogan makes them a feminist, but this is false. Now, don’t get me wrong, I believe that wearing feminist clothing is a great way to express oneself and support feminist efforts. I too, have a collection of feminist t-shirts. However, feminism is […]Read More Commercial Feminism
For as long as I can remember I’ve struggled finding clothes to fit my body type. The first time I realized that I couldn’t wear the same clothes as everyone else, I was in sixth grade. It was my best friend’s birthday and her mom took me and four other girls to the mall for […]Read More It’s Time for the Fashion Industry to Represent ALL Bodies
Movies portray Greek life as a community solely focused on getting drunk and having the “college” experience. Most of JMU’s community outside of Greek life believes that this is true, but it is not. There are some women these various stereotypes, however, Greek life at JMU has so many more things to offer beyond parties. […]Read More Buckle up feminist, It’s Rush Week.
Welcome to this semester’s first newsroom! We are back with your weekly updates so get excited! JMU Women’s Soccer: The JMU women’s soccer team beat St. John’s (2-1) in double-overtime during their season opener. Often, women sports teams go unrecognized and do not receive the same attention as men’s teams. When looking for information, on […]Read More Newsroom
As we come to a wrap with the end of this year, I am reflecting on how this class changed my perspective on women and gender studies issues. I was fortunate enough to be in a class this year that initially talked about safe space versus brave space. Our safe space was free from bias, […]Read More GOOD(BYE) FRIDAY!
This week’s post comes to you from @devilwearsgoodwill and @ElectriqLady Local News James Madison Center for Civic Engagement “Arc of Citizenship” Tour Over the weekend the JMU Center for Civic Engagement took students and members of the Harrisonburg community on their Arc of Citizenship tour. The tour allowed for all those involved to witness historical sites […]Read More Spring into ShoutOut! News
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
Happy April Fools Day! Pranks, laughter, and jokes are all part of the fun of today! With that being said, not all jokes are funny. In fact, some jokes can just be hurtful, inappropriate, and in general, should not be said. Rape jokes and misogynistic humor is something that should bring about negative awareness. When […]Read More 22-YEAR OLD WHITE MALE TELLS SEXIST JOKE & GETS A DATE… April fools!
Happy St. Patty’s friends! Today I want to talk a little bit about a class discussion I participated in this past Monday. We were blessed to be around the presence of Cate Palczewski, as she informed us about the positives and negatives of pornography. When I reflect back on the reading (Palczewski Reading.pdf), I dive […]Read More Sexualizing, Objectifying, and Disrespecting Women DOESN’T Make You LUCKY
Saoirse Ronan (1994 – present) Born to Irish immigrants in New York, Ronan moved to Dublin, Ireland at the age of three and was raised Irish. This young actress has the impressive accomplishment under her belt of having earned three Oscar nominations by the age of 23. Saoirse shared her thoughts on Feminism at this […]Read More 5 Badass Irish Women to Celebrate This St. Patrick’s Day