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  This week the gaming community received national attention as the heated debate known as “Gamergate” exploded with explicit threats of rape and murder to various feminist critics. What is Gamergate? Essentially, it is an online debate concerning journalistic ethnics, the gaming press and the social responsibility that games may or may not have, but it is also deeply ingrained with issues of sexism, misogyny and threats of violence. The feminist gaming critic Anita Sarkeesian had to cancel an appearance at the Utah State University this week after receiving death...
No one can ever say that Murray doesn't love his holidays- Groundhog Day, Scrooged, Ghostbusters (that’s Halloween, no?) and now A MADE FOR TV, MUSICAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. No network or premiere date has been given yet, but Murray recently revealed his plans to Variety for a holiday themed spectacular directed by none other than former BUST cover lady Sofia Coppola. Murray and Coppola previously worked together on the oh-so-jolly film, Lost in Translation, in which Coppola won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. So here’s to Murray, a...
Anita Sarkeesian, an academic, video game critic and outspoken feminist, has chosen to cancel a speaking event at Utah State University (USU). Sarkeesian is the founder of a popular Youtube series and website called Feminist Frequency, a video web series that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Though Sarkeesian is no stranger to graphic and violent threats, she did not feel safe going to this event. Earlier this year, she had to leave her home for safety reasons.  Sarkeesian says she cancelled because an anonymous student at...
On September 26, these engineers from the India Space Research Organization celebrated the successful mission to Mars. This mission was so successful because they were the first country to send a craft that entered Mar's orbit on the first attempt. It was also the cheapest of all Mars missions, costing only $74 million. Hooray for the Mars Orbiter Mission, aka MOM! This MOM of a mission named their space craft Mangalyann, meaning "Mars craft" in Hindi. It made the trip safely in less than a year, having...
Lean In to Lovely: Women, Work, and the Will to Wear Cozy Sweaters This Winter is the latest release by Anthropologie following this season’s (and every season’s) trend of corporations capitalizing on equal rights activism. The self-help catalogue will advise female readers on how to proactively buy their own sweaters.   Just kidding, but this ad is not a joke. Anthropologie snagged a great tagline from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s popular book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Released last year, the titular mantra...