For as long as I can remember, I have been a die-hard movie fan. From the theater, to an outdoor cinema in the park, to my couch at home, there has always been a level of excitement to watching movies that I can’t describe. Lately, however, getting lost inside the world of film has been hard for me due to our modern film industry’s obsession with portraying females as shallow, simple and man-obsessed people.
As a nerdy, opinionated middle-schooler who mostly surrounded myself with other nerds, I was surprisingly unaware of the biases that affected my teachers and classmates each day. I was well aware of the fact that women were discriminated against in the world, but I always thought of it as a far- off issue, something that didn’t affect me.
The song “Blurred Lines,” by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams, which has been at the top of the American charts for weeks, is a perfect example of how American popular culture promotes rape and sexual violence against women. The song has grown famous for its extremely offensive lyrics and a music video so sexually explicit YouTube has blocked it. Aside from this, the song features lines that objectify and degrade women, and suggest that women’s voices simply don’t matter.
The Revelry Music and Arts Festival took place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Saturday and drew a large number of students, despite a rainy start to the day.
Whether it is a scarf or head phones, students constantly leave things behind in class or study spots around campus. But, what students do not know is that the Memorial Union has a hidden room dedicated to helping connect students with their forgotten belongings.
Student organization Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment hosted two feminist bloggers Wednesday to discuss sexual assault prevention as part of its sexual assault forum.
Student leaders announced Thursday music artists Hoodie Allen, Toro y Moi and Delta Spirit will headline the Revelry Music and Arts Festival, receiving mixed reactions among University of Wisconsin-Madison students.