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Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art

Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art

Marra Clay, Publisher

November 17, 2016

Many students across campus have been dealing with the election results for last week, and some have turned to art to address their feelings. Students are using film, sculpture, writing and drawing to grapple with Trump’s election. The art department organized a space in Fouts Center for Visual Arts for ...

Advertising, sports have power to reclaim ‘like a girl’

Hillary Smith

February 12, 2015

Of the countless Super Bowl advertisements, one in particular made a deep impression on me. It included clips from an experiment conducted by Always, a feminine hygiene brand, in which people of different ages were asked to mime physical actions –– run, throw, etc. –– "like a girl." The adult...

Online forum harassment

Hillary Smith

December 11, 2014

In my last column, I mentioned that after Anita Sarkeesian began calling out misogyny in the gaming industry, she was hit with intense online harassment that spiraled into death threats. Sarkeesian's personal information was also compromised, leaving her in a terrifying situation: Completely unknown...

Video game publishers more to blame for objectification of women than game buyers

Illustration by Rust

Hillary Smith

November 20, 2014

A recent segment on Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show highlighted an issue that I never before considered: the violent and dehumanizing portrayals of women in many video games and the culture of misogyny that pervades some parts of the online gaming sphere. Harris-Perry shows scenes from popular vi...

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