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Game review: I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

By Kalahiki Reid

 

Harlan Ellison, an author who wrote over 1700 stories, wrote a book called I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream. So dark and disturbing in 13 pages it became so popular that Cyberdreams, a video game company who wanted to turn that story into a cult-classic point-and-click adventure game, approached the author. Harlan Ellison even voices the antagonist of the game, wrote the story, and helped to develop the disturbing metaphorical artwork that you see in the game itself.

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Uncommon Traditions

by Chance Nakazato
illustrations by Lily Chan

Thaipusam

In places like India, Singapore and Malaysia, a popular Hinduism festival known as Thaipusam takes place in the month of Thai (January or February) on the night of the full moon. Thaipusam, which is a combination of the words “Thai” — the name of the month in which the festival is held — and “pusam” — the name of a star — is held over several days, drawing thousands of Hindu devotees.

Preview: College Bash

by Chance Nakazato
photos compiled by Ka Mana‘o staff
 
It’s often said that college is a time of discovery, and sometimes rediscovery, for students. This is especially true for students transitioning from secondary to higher education and students who are returning to school post hiatus.

Gender and Sexuality

by Nate Jaramillo 
illustration by Ryan Nash
 
Gender is a social construct. Rooted in white colonialism, the male-female gender binary has become the standard, excluding cultural third genders, intersex people, and people who are gender-nonconforming.

Red Light District: Prostitution and the moral crusade

by Tyla Smith
photos by Melany McAngus
 
Sex has always had strict laws attached to it.
 
When it comes to sex work images of women and children kept in houses where man after man enters—where they are forced to please so they will not be beat. Or women walking the streets willing to do anything for a few bucks to support their addiction to crack, or so their pimp will not bruise their face.

The Sex Decision: Educating others before getting under the covers

by Tyla Smith
photos by Melany McAngus
 
I can remember my father getting outraged with me when I was a teenager researching how a woman was supposed to masturbate. He took away my computer privileges, berated me, and I felt like a pervert.

Period Piece: Menstruation then and now

 
by Tyla Smith
photos by Ryan Nash
 
Two college girls casually sit opposite of each other. One whispers to the other that she needs a tampon. The other rummages through her bag and, slips it under the table as if it were an illegal bag of cocaine.

EnGAYged: Marriage Equality in Hawai‘i

by Chance Nakazato
photos by Sarah Sniffen
 
The fight for Hawai‘i marriage equality began 25 years ago when two women applied for a marriage license and were rejected. Following their appeal, several court cases and a 1993 Supreme Court ruling acknowledged a gross violation to the women's right to marry—giving birth to a movement still alive today.
 

Free the Nipple: Women topless for a cause

by Jessie McGeary
photos by Marcel Saragena
 
A group of strong-minded, topless New York women took to the streets to speak out against censorship and gender inequality. The “Free the Nipple” campaign has grown to be an international movement as people protest public nudity laws with walks, speeches, social media campaigns and bold demonstrations.
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