President Trump, keep your filthy, sell out, misogynist hands off my birth control! Hello friends, I’m here today with quite a bit of fury. The Trump administration has decided that effective immediately they are rolling back the Obama-era ACA amendment that required employers to offer birth control as part of their insurance policies. This was […]Read More Don’t Touch My Birth Control
Let me say it again for those in the back to hear: REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ARE FOR EVERYONE. After attending the 2017 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference (NYFLC) in DC last weekend, and having some intersectional discussions, I reflected and realized how I cis-washed issues regarding abortion, birth control, feminine hygiene products, STI’s, and more. What […]Read More Reproductive rights are for EVERYONE, not just WOMEN
Around 4 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, I sat in Elephant and Castle on Pennsylvania Avenue as President Trump delivered a televised speech to the intelligence community in front of the C.I.A. memorial wall. Around me a rowdy crowd booed and jeered at this man, and outside a steady procession filled the streets in opposition of […]Read More Speak Loudly and Carry a Big Sign
Hey hey hey! I’m one of your new bloggers here and this is not only my first ShoutOut! blog post, but my first ever blog post! So to introduce myself a little bit I thought I’d start out with my two areas of study: religion and feminism. Pope Francis has won over a lot of […]Read More Pope Francis is the Breast
I was thinking of what to write this post about, and while researching I came across a website. The site discusses “Post-Abortion Syndrome” and its symptoms. Now, the (dot)org and fancy title may throw you off, but this “Post-Abortion Syndrome” is not a medical issue recognized by the American Psychological Association. In fact, most women […]Read More The Myth of “Post-Abortion Syndrome” Hurts Women
Disclaimer = My base understanding on Women’s Health Issues – I’m not sure Yesterday Evening, Festival was the place to be. ‘Cause it was packed. Stand With Women or Stand in the Way was an event planned three and a half weeks in advance by the class SOWK288 that welcomed “JMU and Harrisonburg community for a public forum […]Read More Stand With Women | Reproductive Freedom
College tuition and women attending college have one thing in common. They are both rising! These trends beg the question, is college worth it for women? Women currently make up more than half of the college population. Tuition has reached an all time high, with student loan debt averaging $29,400 per student upon graduation. In […]Read More Women Overrepresent the College Population, Yet Underrepresent the CEO Population. Why?
So, I’m a woman. And, about once a month, I get my period! Woo hoo!! Yeah, periods! I found this educational video on the YouTube channel StuffMomNeverToldYou, and it proves 9 myths about periods wrong. If you’re as interested as I am, take a look! Also I’m probably going to start my period this week, so this […]Read More Quick Hit: Time of the Month? 9 Menstruation Myths Debunked!
A few years back, my grandmother had a stoke. It was minor, and she’s now truly okay, but it scared me. Truly freaked me out to the point that I was now certain one morning I would wake up and all my female loved ones would have to face this, as well. I never considered […]Read More New Stroke Guidelines Will Save Lives
When I got my first period at the age of twelve, my first thought was, “Shit…there is something wrong with me!” No one warned me about it, let alone told me how normal it actually is. There were no cries of joy or trumpets welcoming me to womanhood. Oh no. Instead, I just had images […]Read More Why Periods Don’t Need to be “Fixed”