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Why “Celebgate” Isn’t About Celebrities
Feminism / Internet / Sex / Technology

Why “Celebgate” Isn’t About Celebrities

For some reason, Jennifer Lawrence is the synecdochal masthead for the recent celebrity nudes leak, so let’s talk about Jennifer Lawrence. Everyone was pretty nuts about her for a while, praising her film performances, laughing with her about her drunken antics at the Oscars, it seemed like J.Law was kind of in. But “in” doesn’t … Continue reading

What the ‘Yes Means Yes’ Bill Means for College Campuses
Feminism / Politics / Sex

What the ‘Yes Means Yes’ Bill Means for College Campuses

Way to go, California. Last Thursday, the state unanimously passed a bill called “Yes Means Yes,” which defines consent on college campuses and requires colleges to adopt policies concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, gang violence, and stalking—policies which Senator Anthony Canella says “they should have been already doing.” The bill’s most controversial part is that … Continue reading

Video Games and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Community
Feminism / Internet / Video Games

Video Games and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Community

As someone who likes video games, these past few weeks have been horrifying and embarrassing. Two women in the community, a developer and a critic, have been subjected to incredible harassment that affirms the image of gamers as misogynist babies. Zoe Quinn, creator of Depression Quest, was targeted around the time her already controversial game … Continue reading

Surprise, Battlefield Hardline Makes a Game of Police Militarization
Video Games

Surprise, Battlefield Hardline Makes a Game of Police Militarization

Compared to Call of Duty, EA’s Battlefield series is the marginally more realistic military shooter franchise. The upcoming newest installment, Battlefield Hardline, lives up to its family’s “I shot fifteen men and healed my wounds by waiting behind a park bench” traditions, but its setting is one predicated on an issue that recently has become … Continue reading