Tag: women

Miss Representation: Thoughts

A couple weeks ago I saw this new documentary film, Miss Representation. The Special Events team at GeekGirlCon invited me to the showing in Seattle and the post-film panel discussion. Miss Representation discusses the representation, misrepresentation, and lack of representation of women in media, popular media, and politics. The Good Stuff It’s a great, accessible primer on issues of sex,…

Miss Representation Film Screening and Panel Discussion

This week, I’ll be attending a screening of the documentary film, Miss Representation, and speaking on a post-film panel discussion. Here are the event details: Miss Representation – Presented by Women’s Funding Alliance in partnership with Reel Grrls, GeekGirlCon, and SIFF. Join us on November 30th for a special screening of this compelling new film that exposes how mainstream media…

The Woman Effect

I wasn’t actually sure how to relate this year’s Blog Action Day topic to gaming in a way that didn’t belittle the topic’s seriousness or complexity. The topic is poverty. Poverty is such a huge, complex mess of inter-related issues. Gaming and entertainment seem trivial compared to very basic security needs such as food, shelter, freedom from violence, and access…

Positives of Women-Oriented Gaming Communities

The September issue of Cerise Magazine included an article on "the positive aspects of women-oriented gaming communities". I know that many gamers, men and women, are against women-only or women-oriented gaming communities, guilds, and clans on the basis that these communities segregate and that they divide women gamers from the gaming community as a whole. They argue that the only…

PAX Panel: Girls, Games, and the Growing Role of Women in the Game Industry

Really quickly before I head out (late). Each panelist was instructed to introduce themselves, how they got into games, and how they got into the industry. The moderator was Trixie from Xbox.com. Apparently her reputation precedes her and she doesn’t need to be introduced with a last name. The panelists were Jane Pinckard from CMP (the company that runs the…