Students From Girls Who Code Fight Stereotypes With “Bias Breaker” Game
Girls Who Code continues to be an awesome organization fostering young women in STEM. If you were a fan of Tampon Run and its sequel Catcall Run, keep your eyes open for Bias Breaker, a game by New York high school students Shazmin Mahmud and Jay Pen, who are 17 and 15 years old, respectively.
Bias Breaker is an RPG-style game where you have a selection of diverse characters to play as, with the goal of shooting at blobs that represent different harmful stereotypes. Mahmud told Buzzfeed:
When thinking of a problem to address with our game, the first thing that came to us was the lack of diversity in media. At the same time though, we didn’t want the game to be too serious. We thought it would be funny if we took ‘breaking stereotypes’ in a literal sense.
The game is not yet available but Mahmud and Pen have plans to continue working on it. You can read more about their process in their interview with Buzzfeed!
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