Category: Culture

Tropes vs. Women on the Internet: Having Opinions

One of the big pieces of news over the past few weeks has been the organized harassment campaign (trigger warning) against Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency. What she did wrong, according to the harassers, was to dare to put up a Kickstarter project to raise funds to create a series of web videos examining common stereotypcial female characters in videogames. She hasn’t…

Now Read This: Three Articles on Sexism and Games Culture

I read a lot of articles and blog posts about -isms (sexism, racism, etc.) and how they relate to videogames and the culture and community of gamers. Here are three articles I read over the past week that I found thoughtful, insightful, interesting, and which I think you should read, too. Each article discusses sexism at different levels. The first…

Recap: GeekGirlCon 2011

GeekGirlCon was held in Seattle at the Seattle Centre from 8 – 9 October. They had over 2 000 attendees, which is actually quite good for a first-year con. From a logistical perspective, convention went pretty smoothly from my observation. In general, as a women-friendly and women-focused convention, I thought it was great. It was great to have a space in…

Speaking at GeekGirlCon

This weekend, on 8 – 9 October, I’ll be speaking on two panels at GeekGirlCon in Seattle: Saturday, 8 October 2011, 12:00 – 13:00, Lopez Room — Feminism, Race, and Geek Culture: Perspectives from Women of Color These feminist and anti-racist cultural commentators take a critical look at the intersection of race, gender, and other facets of personal identity in geek media and tackle issues…