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  Earlier this week, the sprawling conglomeration of music, film, tech, and interactive media festivals known as South By Southwest made the despicable and shockingly naïve move to cancel a panel on harassment in gaming, as well as a panel on “journalistic ethics” in gaming, after receiving threats from the online misogynist troll movement known as Gamergate. The panels were "#SavePoint: A Discussion on the Gaming Community” and "Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games." These can be summarized in two categories: pro and anti-Gamergate, respectively. Read More
McDonald's is the 90th largest economy in the world, but don’t mistake them for having the ability (OK, decency) to pay fair wages. After announcing their decision to sponsor Austin’s South By South West festival with their own showcase, the company promised to improve the “experience for all” with their newest creation: a lo-fi DIY food truck equipped with wi-fi. We’re guessing the fries are going to be pretty bombin’, since they seemingly cost so much there won't be "a budget for an artist fee (unfortunately). Read More
After being asked about her song "Swine" on the Howard Stern Show, Lady Gaga, the queen of all things strange and beautiful, claimed a record producer raped her when she was just nineteen years old. "Swine," a song associated with the infamous bull riding and vomiting during Gaga's 2014 SXSW performance, was inspired by the strife she felt years after feeling demoralized.  During the interview Lady Gaga said, "You could never, ever degrade [me] as much as I could degrade myself, and look how beautiful it is when I do. Read More
Anyone who has seen Aziz Ansari on Parks and Recreation knows that classic Tom Haverford smile, right? Well that was me after watching Aziz Ansari, who was featured in this feminist magazine, hilariously explain feminism on Late Night with David Letterman. Ansari tells “Late Night” host David Letterman that his girlfriend is a “big feminist” and she has influenced him. He simply explains, “To the people who didn’t clap I don’t believe you. Read More
Marnie Stern is mad. "I can't get one f***ing drink," she complains in the documentary I am Marnie Stern. Why can't one of the best metal guitarists have a beer at SXSW? Because she doesn't have a wristband, and nobody recognizes her. I've typed every variation of the phrase, "female guests sit in with 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers," into search engines, but no cigar. This only proves what we all already know: it's not that there aren't women doing stuff in fields traditionally dominated by men, it's just that nobody talks about them. Read More