Whether it’s cultural appropriation or the meaning behind Kanye West’s “Famous” music video, everything has several meanings in today’s multiplex society. One topic in particular that is multifaceted is feminism. As media icons continue to voice their opinions on the issue, the definition of “feminism” and what it truly means to be a feminist are […]

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This past week was the first annual Gender Advocacy and Progress Week at Boston University. GAP Week, sponsored by Student Government and the Student Activities Office, is a week-long forum on the inequality between men and women in the BU community and beyond. In addition to what it literally stands for, “GAP” also refers to […]

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Picture this — a Cinderella-like giant glass shoe in a city, with brides and grooms posing in front of it. It sounds bizarre, but Taiwan is inaugurating a church in the shape of a crystal shoe on Feb. 8. As opposed to regular churches, this one is going to be a site for wedding pictures. […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates TIME magazine has been on a rampage to be more edgy to attract younger readers. With articles like “Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Try to Break the Internet With Their Holiday Card” and “Benedict Cumberbatch Tries to Get Jimmy Fallon to Say ‘Booty,’” it seems that TIME is […]

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By Franchie Viaud, Staff Writer It’s no surprise that women take the backseat in comics, with the perpetuated notion that they are somehow not interested in comics and that creative expression is safely kept in the “male realm” or whatever stereotype that plays into it. Not only is there a shortage of female characters, but there’s […]

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By Shivani Patel, Staff Writer @shizupates Feminism has become an almost unapproachable topic. People are afraid of discussing the word and topic because of the backlash that seems to come with it. It’s somehow associated with negative connotations. Twenty-four-year-old Emma Watson, best known as Hermione from the “Harry Potter” movies (and basically a fantastic person), went up in […]

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By Robin Ngai, Staff Writer @bluebird1278 When it comes to video games, my knowledge derives mostly from social media and friends who are avid gamers. My skills lie in button mashing and hoping that some sort of glitch in the game that will help me win. Despite my poor playing skills, I’ve grown up surrounded by a […]

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By Robin Ngai, Staff Writer @bluebird1278 On Thursday, Hillary Clinton spoke at the Women in the World conference in New York. There, she boldly stated that there is a double standard for women which is created by the media. Clinton claimed that the media should be more aware of how they present women in the […]

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