The Daily Harassment of Women in the Game Industry.
"It’s telling that men in the gaming industry, or simply commentators, refuse to listen to the reality of these situations and try to help. They’d rather talk over women and convince themselves of a fictional reality that’s more comforting."
has released the third video in her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series. It's an exhaustive (and exhausting) look at how women have been used as background decorations in video games for the last three decades. [previously
David Gaider, senior writer at Bioware, delivers a talk on sex, sexuality, and sexism in video games and the gaming industry
at the 2013 Game Developers Conference. (single-link 49-minute video)
Another Day, Another Press Conference.
Yesterday's Playstation 4 announcement was perhaps most notable in what it didn't include: any female presenters. Also discussed by Kotaku
and The Verge
. (The Verge also notes similar trends in press events from Nintendo, EA, HTC, and Apple.)
Women in the gaming industry have taken to twitter
to talk about the sexism they've faced under the hashtag #1reasonwhy [more inside]
Hulk-Margaret smash stupid Sony
. Girls not stupid lilac people
. Girls strong and awesome! AAAAARRRRR! Hulk-Marg like gems. Hulk-Marg like gem sweaters (previously)
. But Hulk-Marg no like pandering only to gem interests. Hulk-Marg well-rounded, has many interests and layers. Hulk-Marg give example: SMASHING. Let Hulk-Marg find PowerPoint and laser pointer. Hulk-Marg has PowerPoint here somewhere. Ahem. Hulk-Marg found PowerPoint. Made slides.
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