Category Archives: POLITICS

Feminist Threats in GamerGate Campaign

Leslie Termuhlen | Society Section | lt342713@ohio.edu

Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist and media critic, received death and rape threats in early October from a Utah State University student. Sarkeesian is not new to receiving threats, as bomb threats to her lectures are usually made. The newest threat was made the day before her lecture about female representation in the video game industry, in an email demanding the university to cancel her speech or there will be a massacre shooting.

The email read, “This will be the deadliest school shooting in American history and I’m giving you the chance to stop it.” The anonymous email then said, “Feminists have ruined my life and I will have my revenge.”

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Lifestyle Column: University policies infringe Greek Life free speech

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Madison Lantelme-Capitano
Just last week, the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity at Louisiana State University, infamous for many vulgar and insulting game day banners, announced in a letter to LSU that they would no longer be hanging said banners outside the house.

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ISIS takes to social media, extensive reach promotes terror

Society Staff Writer | Melanie Foster
A new terrifying and destructive terrorist group has taken social media by storm. ISIS, or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is utilizing every form of social media in order to send out their message and recruit members.

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Society Column: Conflict in Russia, Ukraine cannot be ignored by U.S.

Society Staff Writer | John Carpenter

As events in Ukraine continue to unfold we are constantly made aware of threats to stability on the European continent and ultimately to global peace. From acts of terror, such as the downing of Malaysia flight MH17, to a Russian incursion that looks more like an invasion, we could be witnessing a prelude to the unfathomable possibility of a large-scale war in Europe.

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