As gaming enthusiasts can attest, the video game industry hasn't been very welcoming for women, and the way women are often depicted in games can be problematic. The Boston Globe reports on the atmosphere for women in gaming stating, "The billion dollar video game industry is growing quickly with the explosion of mobile gaming, but... Female game characters are hyper sexualized, and female workers are frequently subjected to unequal treatment, harassment, and ... Read More
  Lena Dunham's mother, Laurie Simmons, is an artist known for her work with tiny models (hence Lena's movie Tiny Furniture), and dolls. Her work has evolved over the years from miniatures to life size, and now, real life (modeling a doll's life). You may remember her recent photography set, The Love Doll where a sex doll was posed in normal everyday scenes. This is fairly different.  This set is called Kigurumi, Dollers and How We See.  The ... Read More
  LaJune Grant is the first female to have seven straight wins on BET’s “Freestyle Friday Competition,” retiring to the Freestyle Friday Hall of Fame in 2003, and making it into the hearts of everyone who has ever experienced her talent. Grant regularly performed when she first moved to New York (at The Apollo Theater, Arlene’s Grocery, The Delancy, and so much more) to pursue a music career, and she finally stepping up to the mic again ... Read More
The BUST Holiday Craftacular in Boston is approaching! This Saturday Nov. 22 from 11a.m.-6p.m. you can treat yo self and everyone you love at the Boston Cyclorama at the Center for the Arts. After nine years of hosting holiday craft fairs in New York, BUST is finally visiting Boston! It is a one of a kind affair with an opportunity to not only go on a one-stop shopping adventure, but also partake in make-and-take crafts, an ugly sweater booth, tasty treats, ... Read More
Meghan Trainor's single "All About That Bass" is currently number two on Billboard's Hot 100 and her music video has gotten a lot of attention for her commentary on "bass." As a piano player, I do not choose between, nor discriminate against, bass and treble, musically or body-wise. There is a lot of body shaming that goes on for all women due to photoshop, and one's ability to genetically produce a booty should not affect whether they are deemed beautiful. This ... Read More
The countdown has begun. There are five more days until the BUST Holiday Craftacular Boston. Yup, that’s right, on Saturday Nov. 22 at the Cyclorama in the Boston Center for the Arts we are hosting a whole slew of awesome from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be over 100 vendors, make-and-take crafts, an ugly sweater booth, tasty treats, gift wrapping, a cat café with adoptable cats benefiting the Broken Trail Rescue. It is sure to be a perfect ... Read More
A party was held at a Brown University fraternity on Oct 17, and two students came forward about drinking an alcoholic punch, which was not actually allowed at the function, and one woman has tested positive for the date rape drug, gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB). The Brown chapter of Phi Kappa Psi resides at the residency hall, Sears House, and is the only fraternity there. The Huffington Post noted that although the student reported the assault to campus ... Read More
    I attended my first game jam ever this weekend at NYU’s Gaming Center and I was incredibly nervous and intimidated. I was invited by one of the ladies of Code Liberation, an all-girl organization that aims to level the playing field in the game world and provides free game programing classes to women in order to create gender equality in the gaming industry. This particular event was hosted by a research center centered around game studies ... Read More
  Victoria's Secret has pulled their controversial campaign for "The Perfect 'Body'," following a petition to change the bra campaign. The petition was started by three women from Leeds College in England, who are asking that Victoria’s Secret not use harmful language in their campaigns.  Victoria’s Secret is a very large company with a  lot of influence, and posting an ad that might have been alluding to inclusivity or body-love seems to say the wrong ... Read More
    A successful campaign has been launched to halt Julien Blanc's international visas and effectively prohibit him from giving seminars that promote violence against women. On Thursday, he was successfully kicked out of Australia following the internet campaign #takedownjulienblanc. Today, attention has shifted toward Canada and the UK. Just two months ago, the self-proclaimed pick-up artist Blanc posted an offensive video about what white men have the ... Read More
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