• Links

    A page of useful links on women, gender, culture and gaming. Please submit sites for inclusion.

    Terms and definitions may also be posted here. If you’re unsure on some definition which might come up in discussion, ask for it in the comments. It will be linked to you and, if necessary, added to this page.


    TERMS

    Feminism

    https://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/

    The FAQ posts are a veritable goldmine of terms used in the feminist circles. For example, you’ll find detailed posts on privilege, sexual objectification, and patriarchy.

    On the specific topic of feminism as it pertains to gaming, the best beginner’s resource is Go Make Me a Sandwich.

     


    NETWORKING AND RESOURCES

    Career

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Women in Games

    http://www.igda.org/women/

     

    Women Gamers.com (interactive media)

    facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womengamers

    archive website: http://www.womengamers.com/

    twitter: @womengamers

    https://twitter.com/#!/womengamers

     

    Women in Games International (interactive media)

    http://www.womeningamesinternational.org/

     

    Communities

    Feministing – a community blog

    http://feministing.com/

     

    The Iris Network

    http://forums.theirisnetwork.org/

    to be moved to:

    http://shrub.com/ as of May 2013

     

    Education & Grants

    American Library Association’s Games and Gaming Resources

    http://gaming.ala.org/resources/index.php?title=Games_and_Gaming_Resources

     

    Events

    Indie+, July 9-15, 2012

    http://indieplus.org/doku.php?id=start

    An online gathering, via Google+ of indie gamers, designers, bloggers, podcasters. Panels, games, talks and chats.

     

    GeekGirlCon, August 11-12, 2012, Seattle, WA

    http://www.geekgirlcon.com/

    WisCon: the World’s Leading Feminist Science Fiction Convention, May 24-27, 2013, Madison, WI

    http://www.wiscon.info/

     

    Media and Popular Culture

    On the specific topic of feminism as it pertains to gaming, the best beginner’s resource is Go Make Me a Sandwich.

    Anita Sarkeesian’s blog on pop culture and feminism, Feminist Frequency.  Home of the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games .

    Feminist SF is a group blog discussing sf (science/speculative fiction) and feminism. Hosted by feministSF.net.

    The Mary Sue, a Guide to Girl Geek Culture.

    Sociological Images is “brief sociological discussions of compelling and timely imagery that spans the breadth of sociological inquiry”.   Hosted by The Society Pages, social science that matters.

     

    Dragon Magzine Covers Analysis

    Part 1: http://gametime.livejournal.com/19820.html

     

    The Hathor Legacy (cross media, games included)

    http://thehathorlegacy.com/

     

    Research 

    A collection of references and links to studies on role playing games.

    http://rpgstudies.net/

     

    Resources for Gaming

    Jennifer Schoonover

    The Rocky State of your Campaign

    RPG.net

    http://www.rpg.net/columns/list-column.phtml?colname=rocky

     

    Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor

    http://womenfighters.tumblr.com/


    OTHER VOICES

    Blogs

    Vagina Gamerlogues

    thumbbandits.com

    http://thumbbandits.com/index.php/category/gamerlogues/

     

    Femme Gamer

    http://femmegamer.wordpress.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/femmegamer

     

    Geek Girls Rule

    http://www.geekgirlsrule.net/

     

    Lizzie Stark

    http://elizabethrstark.com/

     

    Christina Stiles

    http://christinastiles.com/myblog/

     

    Fair Game (archives)

    http://fairgame-rpgs.com/

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