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The Coven S8E2: Female video game characters- sexualized or not?

Welcome back to the Coven! In this episode, join us as we discuss the oversexualizing of female characters in video games, such as Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Bayoneta, and more. Is the trend of over-sexualizing female video characters such a bad thing? What kind of harassment do female gamers experience? Tune in to find out all this and more on another episode of the Coven! Hosts: Shwetha Sundarrajan & Blake Chapman Edited by: Shwetha Sundarrajan Graphic by: Taylor Sheridan


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The Coven S8E1: Fighting back against stereotypes

Welcome back to another episode of the Coven! On this special Women's History month episode, join us as we discuss Asian women in the media, the fetishization, and stereotypes of Asian women, and how this plays into the recent string of hate crimes against many Asian Americans. Tune in for all this and more on another episode of the Coven! Hosts: Shwetha Sundarrajan & Lizzie Nguyen Edited by: Shwetha Sundarrajan Graphic by: Taylor Sheridan


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The Coven S7E9: Joss Whedon & the Age of Controversy

  Welcome back to another episode of the Coven! Join us as we talk about director Joss Whedon's multiple controversies, what makes a good strong female character, and the misogynistic themes in Whedon's films! Tune in for all this more on this week's episode of the Coven! Hosts: Shwetha Sundarrajan & Harrison Hopkins Edited by: Lia Weisbecker-Lotz Graphic by: Shwetha Sundarrajan


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The Coven S7E8: Representation matters

Welcome back to another episode of the Coven! On this very special Black History month edition of the Coven, join us as we talk about stereotypes of black women in media, the representation of black women, and what can be done to improve representation for black women. Tune in for all this and more on this week's episode of the Coven! Hosts: Shwetha Sundarrajan & Tierra Harris Edited by: Lia Weisbecker-Lotz Graphic by: Shwetha Sundarrajan


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The Coven S7E7: Female Tropes in TV

  Welcome back to another episode of the Coven! In this episode, join in as we dive into female tropes in TV and movies! Tune in as we discuss why tropes are harmful, how it limits women's opportunities in film, and cover a couple of prominent examples of female tropes in media! Hosts: Shwetha Sundarrajan & Lia Weisbecker-Lotz Edited by: Lia Weisbecker-Lotz Graphic by: Lia Weisbecker-Lotz


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Coven S7E5: Rainbows, Celebrities & the LGBTQIA+ community

Welcome back to another episode of the Coven! On this week's episode, join us as we discuss the coming out of popular Youtuber & Dance Mom alumni Jojo Siwa. Tune in as we dive deep into the problems facing LGBTQIA+ celebrities and instances when some celebrities seemingly take advantage of the LGBTQIA+ community. Hosts: Shwetha Sundarrajan & Sam Shipe Edited by: Lia Weisbecker-Lotz Graphic by: Kellyn Harrison


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Coven S7E4: Fake Feminism & Controversies

  Welcome back, witches, to another episode of the Coven! Bubbling in the cauldron this week is fake feminism! Join us as we dive into learning what fake feminism is, and why it's so harmful to the feminist movement. Tune in as we talk about the Mandolorian armor controversy and new updates from Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's messy divorce on this new episode of the Coven! Hosts: Shwetha Sundarrajan & Sam Shipe Edited by: Shwetha Sundarrajan Graphic by: Shwetha Sundarrajan


Shwetha Sundarrajan writes down misspellings of her name Nov. 3, 2020, in the photojournalism studio. Throughout Sundarrajan’s life, her name has been misspelled and misspoken. Jacob Musselman, DN Illustration
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This is the Shwe: Say my name

If you’re someone who has a “unique” name, you probably know the mortal embarrassment of roll call on the first day of school. I grew up memorizing my place in the roll call list, and the moment the teacher would falter, I knew my time had come.


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CovenS7E1 - Validating Femininity in Athletics

Welcome back, witches, to another season of the Coven! Bubbling in the cauldron this week is the controversy engulfing the World Athletics Association and South African Olympic runner, Caster Semenya. Semenya has a condition called Hyperandrogenism which causes higher levels of testosterone. This has caused raised questions surrounding gender identity and regulations surrounding athletes with sex development disorders. What makes a woman a woman? How is this justified through science or societal means? Find out all this and more in this week's episode of The Coven! 

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