Tag: misogyny

Harassment and Marginalization in Videogame Culture

It has been a long time since I’ve commented about anything related to misogyny and other forms of bigotry in videogame culture, much less specific incidents. Although I noted more than a year ago that the discourse is shifting, that we’re seeing more and more coverage on mainstream sites about marginalized groups of gamers, we’re also seeing greater backlash from the vocal…

#1ReasonWhy: Thoughts and Link Round-Up

An interesting conversation thread happened on Twitter last week. Someone who works at Kickstarter as the specialist for games projects asked why there are so few women working in the games industry. It’s a huge question, one that seemed like a borderline troll question, given this person’s apparent disingenuous and condescending attitude in his follow-up tweets. Despite that inauspicious start,…

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…

I Reject the ‘Big Boys’

One of the interesting things about the whole set of issues associated with women gamers is that women, unsurprisingly, have different views on these matters — if they choose to consider any of this as at all important. Some of them claim that there shouldn’t be a ruckus about women and gaming, but they still feel the need to address…