Please enjoy me pretending I have extensive musical knowledge as I share three of my rockin’ femme-faves of the modern day.Read More Powerful Feminist Musicians to Save Our Souls
It is 2019, and women no longer care to see the idealistic, flawless, photoshopped models that litter their Instagram feeds. In recent years, the fashion industry has finally begun taking steps toward inclusivity in advertising. Now, major clothing brands are promoting diversity by featuring models of different sizes and skin tones, challenging society’s idea of […]Read More Challenging Beauty Standards, One Shirt At a Time
When I started college, I went through what can only be called a very intense punk period. I started listening to Leftover Crack, Black Flag, Bikini Kill, and Against Me!. I dyed my hair bright purple and sewed patches onto the only suit jacket I have ever owned (my favorite was a large one that […]Read More Pussy Riot, Human Rights, and Rebel Girls
(I originally gave this post a super long boring title, so to save ya’ll from that, here’s a subhead: A Review of Miss Representation and the Panel Discussion the Followed). On Thursday evening, blogger BlondeRedhead hosted a screening of the film Miss Representation, followed by a panel discussion that included myself, Aliasmitch, Carrie Robinson from SisterSpeak, and Drs. Mary Thompson […]Read More Moving Away from Women’s Misrepresentation
This week, my topic literally stared me right me in the face. Makeup. I recently had several conversations with girl friends (and guy friends too) to discuss the issue with cosmetics, or the lack thereof.Read More Makeup Madness: What’s the Deal?
As cheesy as it sounds, despite our most well-intentioned cynicism about Valentine’s Day, some of us just may need some good old self affirmation today. Ladies and Gentlemen, without further ado, I present to you some classic Erykah Badu, here to encourage us to leave our baggage behind and that “all you must hold on to– […]Read More Quick Hit: A ShoutOut! to All of the Bag Ladies.
Hey there! So just a quick hit: I wanted to link you all to a feminist playlist I collaborated on with the lovely JMUFeminist. Just in case you’re looking for new music this summer, or you’re sick of Taylor Swift and you want some actually feminist music in your life, or you’re bored and you […]Read More Quick Hit: Some Awesome Feminist Music
Oh, but haven’t you heard? Yesterday was Thursday and tomorrow is Saturday… and after that is Sunday! Thank you, 13-year-old Rebecca Black, for keeping us in the loop… I first saw this video Tuesday night at the prompting of my roommate. At first, I laughed off how mundane the lyrics are (“Kickin’ in the front […]Read More It’s FRIDAY!
Ciao my friends! Hope all was well while ShoutOut JMU! was on hiatus. I am writing to you from Washington DC. I will be up here this semester so I am hoping I will relay to you some things happening here. And one thing going on, I went to this amazing, amazing art gallery: National […]Read More Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture
A little internet searching by a friend of mine revealed this little gem; PABBIS or People Against Bad Books In School. The oganizations goal is to encourage parents to take action against schools teaching dangerous books such as Beloved or The Handmaid’s Tale. Attached to the list are links to reasons why the books have been targeted including […]Read More Burn Them Books