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  1. On Its 25th Anniversary, the Montreal Massacre Is Still Far Too Relevant

    Time has passed, right?

    A lot has changed, and a lot has progressed for women. And yet.

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  2. Germany Honors Woman Murdered For Defending Teens From Harassment

    An incredibly upsetting story, but one deserving of global recognition. Trigger warning for violence and harassment.

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  3. [UPDATED] Major Video Game Associations Condemn #Gamergate’s Harassment Of Women

    Over the last two months, the Gamergate movement has consistently harassed women out of both the gaming industry and their homes. After Anita Sarkeesian was forced to cancel a speech in Utah due to terror threats, she called for the media and the gaming industry to take a strong stage against the "movement" - and now, one of gaming's biggest players is taking up the charge.

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  4. Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Speaking Engagement After Threats Of Campus Shooting

    Well, it's finally happened. Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian, who's long been a target of harassment and abuse for her work on how women are portrayed in video games, was forced to cancel a public appearance due to safety concerns in light of a threat against her and the institution where she was scheduled to speak. Trigger warning for violence, particularly violence against women.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: New Star Wars Writer and Director Meet the Big Boss

    Things We Saw Today

    I feel comfortable that a Star Wars spinoff is in the hands of such dorks. (Collider)

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  6. Things We Saw Today: #YesAllWomen

    Things We Saw Today

    #YesAllWomen rose to trending on Twitter this past weekend after the world learned of a shooting spree on the University of California, Santa Barbara campus. The suspect, now dead, killed six and left behind horrifying video evidence in which he credits his hatred for women as motivation for murder. We've collected a few essays and personal declarations made by individuals online in the wake of the news.

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  7. The U.S. Armed Forces Are Going To Use Video Games To Teach Sailors Sexual Assault Prevention

    The Future Is Now!

    The United States are about to start utilizing a technology already being used by the Australian government to train and educate soldiers. While the interactive video game may be used for a wide variety of training, the Navy is thinking of using it to teach sailors about preventing sexual assault. I wonder if this gives gamers in the military an unfair advantage in passing their training?

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  8. New Study Says Teenage Girls Are Sexualized On Network Television

    Consider the Following

    No, Penny from the Big Bang Theory is not a teenager but frankly, this illustrates the point rather well, don't you think?

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  9. Remember When Deep Silver Apologized For Selling A Woman’s Dismembered Body With Dead Island? They’re Still Selling It.

    Today in things that make us scream incoherently

    Back in January we were made aware of a special edition of Deep Silver's Dead Island: Riptide which came with a headless, armless torso of a woman in a bikini along with the game. We were not amused. Deep Silver then issued an apology for offending so many people but decided, "What the heck? We're going to continue selling it anyway." Also, boobs.

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  10. UPDATED: The Makers Of Dead Island Would Like You To Purchase This Woman’s Dismembered Torso (Really)

    what is this I don't even

    Dead Island: Riptide is the sequel to Dead Island, the survival horror video game that has players stranded on a tropical island with a zombie outbreak. To promote the game, publishers Deep Silver are offering a special “Zombie Bait Edition” which includes the console game, artwork, a weapons pack, and a statue of a woman's bikini-clad torso with her head and arms chopped off. And so help me god, they're comparing it to the Venus de Milo. The graphic image is after the jump and probably NSFW. [UPDATE: Deep Silver issues apology. More below]

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