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Freshman Year Video Game Challenges Victim Blaming

The new video game that deconstructs victim blaming. Trigger warning.

Programmer and game designer Nina Freeman is using video games to tell deeply personal stories. Her latest, Freshman Year, is a short, groundbreaking work that tells the story of sexual assault and questions victim blaming.

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Dig up your hiking shoes and ready your tents because it’s time to celebrate National Park Week. In honor of the event, all US parks are making it completely free to frolic on their premises. Whether your cuppa nature comes in the form of mountains, lakes, canyons, volcanoes, deserts, sand dunes, beaches, meadows, wildlife refuges, magical forests or historically meaningful sites, the world—er, country?— is your oyster this weekend.

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Aydian Dowling Could Become Men’s Health’s First Transgender Cover Model

The Oregon-based fitness coach emphasizes a lifestyle of balanced mind and body.

Aydian Dowling, a 27-year-old fitness-focussed Oregonian, could become Men’s Health magazine’s first transgender cover model. He is currently very much in the lead of the magazine’s “Ultimate Guy Search” with over 32,000 votes and counting.

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Liz Laribee, the arts advocacy professional and feminist theory aficionado behind Tumblr sensation saved by the bell hooks is at it again. This time, the witty web activist is serving up her meme-tastic feminism using the pleasant bespectacled mug of NPR celebrity Ira Glass. Ira Glass Ceiling is the latest in a series of one off guest blog posts from "other sections of [Laribee's] brain.”

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