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MESSAGE makes me happy

TweetI was recently pointed to this website, by a male gamer, and may I just say that I am pleased? I’ve experienced some of the smaller forms of sexism in the pen and paper RPG community once or twice, but I’ve heard from people for whom it has been far worse, and it’s refreshing to [...]
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Are You Serious?: Games for Girls Still About Cooking, Shopping and Snagging a Man

TweetWomen in the tech field are few and far between. That’s why I was excited when I came across an article titled “Half of Tween Girls Are Online Gamers” while perusing the Mashable archives today. Since I’m a woman working in the tech field alongside Ballpoint CEO, Susan Leigh Babcock, I excitedly clicked to learn about this new [...]
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A Solution to Misogyny: Stop Hanging Out With Those Pesky Womenfolk

TweetAt least that’s what the organizers of a large LAN (Local Area Network) party in Texas think. The LAN is being hosted in honor of Battlefield 3, a first person shooter game due for release at the end of this coming October. Originally the statement released in their FAQ was as follows: “Nothing ruins a good LAN party like [...]
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It’s Not a Game (Even Though It Is)

TweetIf you’re female and have ever played games in which people could type to each other across the internet, you’ve likely encountered the whole “I bet you’re a guy” thing. Grossness. I mean, c’mon guys, do you really imagine that women have no inclination towards playing games whatsoever? It’s not as though there isn’t a [...]
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“Straight Male Gamer” told to ‘get over it’ by BioWare

TweetThe gaming company BioWare gives a complaining gamer a lesson on male privilege! I can’t say it better than the Blog No More Lost so this is a repost of that entry: BioWare adopted a (sadly) very special and very principled stance in designing one of their recent games, Dragon Age 2. Their stance was [...]
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