I’m writing this letter in response to the available Lady Video Game Streamer position you posted on CraigsList. Attached is my resume.Read More
Let's compare notes: how many big-budget contemporary video games have a female protagonist?Read More
The reasons for Metal Gear Solid V’s Quiet, the game’s silent female sniper, have probably been one of game's biggest fashion mysteries. Her look caused a bit of an uproar when her character was finally revealed in all her bikini top glory, largely due to the fact that this is a female character that cannot talk and is also heavily sexualized.Read More
Remember that study about how men who harass women in online games seemed to get more vitriolic when said women kicked their virtual butts? Rebecca Watson, a.k.a. "Skepchick," has done a deep dive on the data made available by that study's researchers, and she believes this conclusion might over-state the case a bit. In other words, the "sore loser" explanation isn't the whole story about harassment in online games.Read More
eSports are growing in popularity at an incredibly fast rate, but they still have a long way to go in terms of being inclusive. Competitive Smash Bros. Melee player Lilian "Milktea" Chen has dealt with her share of sexism over the course of her Smash career, and in this TED Talk, she advocates a simple solution: talking things through and educating those who don't understand why their behavior is harmful.Read More
OK, so they're not chenille, but these sure are Bat-tights from Hot Topic, and I can't resist a good textile pun. (via Fashion Tips From Comic Strips)Read More
"This isn't just good business, it's the right thing to do."
What's the best way to help your image after accidentally taking sides in a gender-based smear campaign in the video game world? Put forth millions of dollars toward getting more women in the industry. Oh, and they promoted Feminist Frequency. I believe they call this a mic drop.Read More
Women are too hard to
animate market to.
Quelle surprise! The company that brought us 2012's PS VITA "Touch Both Sides to Play" ad campaign featuring a four-breasted-lady has once again managed to insult both women and its teen boy target demographic in one sadly predictable swoop.Read More
All you gamer ladies, show us what you got!
The International eSports Federation re-wrote their rules to allow anyone to enter their main World Championship tournaments.Read More
Apparently girls aren't as good at video games.
Finnish Assembly isn't allowing women to enter their Hearthstone tournament - but it's not entirely their fault.Read More
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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Whether you refer to yourself as a Gamer Girl, a Girl Gamer or simply a Gamer, it's likely you've been singled out at one point or another for being a woman who plays video games. It might have been in a positive way but more often than not, it gets negative attention. A handful of ladies who play got together to make this video telling the world it's not acceptable for you to sexualize them for their mere existence in the video game world. They are there to kick ass and take names, just like everyone else. But they don't stop there, they also suggest fellow gamers don't be racist or homophobic and ask, "What kind of player are you?" And surprise! The comments on the video have already devolved to the lowest common denominator thus proving their point. Thanks for saying what needs saying, ladies. (via Epic Ponyz)Read More