• Posts Tagged ‘sexism’

    13 True Ways: Tools for players and GMs in 13th Age

    by  • December 5, 2014 • Reviews • Comments Off on 13 True Ways: Tools for players and GMs in 13th Age

    13 True Ways is the first supplement for 13th Age that is aimed at both GMs and players. It is filled with new classes, monsters, descriptions of places with story ideas for all of them, and if that’s all I said it’d be completely true. But the reality of the book goes much deeper...

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    The need for transparency in harassment policies

    by  • July 31, 2014 • Essays • 1 Comment

    MMO’s are challenging places for woman gamers, especially in games like EveOnline where local chat cannot be ignored and social interaction is a must for in-game survival. Many MMO’s have harrassment policies which claim “zero tolerance” or speak of creating an inclusive environment but what is more important than having these policies is the...

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    What Next? – #1reasonwhy

    by  • July 14, 2014 • Essays • 1 Comment

    I want you to imagine that sometime between your 8th and 15th birthdays, your skin gradually gained a blue sheen – nothing so dramatic as waking up one day and discovering that you’d gone full out smurf.  Just… your sixth grade picture shows the same skin tone you always shared with all of your...

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    Witty responses to trolls complaining about Tropes versus Women

    by  • August 8, 2013 • Design & Art, News • Comments Off on Witty responses to trolls complaining about Tropes versus Women

    In case you hadn’t heard, Part 3 of the Damsel in Distress series of videos being made as part of Feminist Frequency’s Tropes versus Women series is up. (If you haven’t seen previous installments, here are Part 1 and Part 2.1) Predictably, there are a lot of people who are upset that a woman...

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    Shannon Sun-Higginson and why you should GTFO

    by  • April 29, 2013 • People & Events • Comments Off on Shannon Sun-Higginson and why you should GTFO

    Obviously, Sexism in games is kind of a deal around here, and we’re always looking to up the signal, broaden the conversation, and keep talking about the issues until they improve. (And they can and DO improve!) So when GaW’s own Professor Jessica Hammer turned me on to GTFO, a documentary in the making...

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