Saw a post on Giantbomb which listed a few tweets from #1reasonwhy. It's the hashtag for female game devs/gamers who experience sexism in the workplace (at the workplace?) and in game. Looked fine until I realised I'm probably sexist and now I'm depressed =(
Sexism in games(5 posts) (2 voices)
Link to article?
Also, try not to feel too bad. The fact that you're worried about it now shows you're a good person. It's never too late to make a change in your behavior to reflect your newfound knowledge:3
and the follow up post:
Sexism in gaming is difficult to address. You don't want to ignore the fact that women game by saying it doesn't matter what sex you are, and you also don't want to be condescending and create a game 'For women'.
They're good articles. The author is certainly passionate about this subject, and I appreciate the author for writing about it.
I had a long post written up about the "for women" thing, but it was really ranty (not towards you, Adushan, just in general) and not very eloquent. Maybe I'll work on it and post it as an article some day. Suffice it to say, though, that I share your thought about sexism in gaming being a difficult subject to address. It's difficult, if for no other reason, because once you put yourself out there as having the opinion that it's a problem which needs to be addressed, you seem to get ALL sorts of people crawling out of the woodwork to tell you how stupid you are.
It's also a one dimensional view of sexism. When we talk videogame sexism, it's always biased against women. No male (as far as I know) experienced sexism in games. It's like a guy is meh, but a girl is either sexy, subservient or useless.
But I think I'm not sexist cause I've had my ass handed to me in many games. And yesterday a girl climbed a rock wall faster and higher than me and I'm totally not jealous or petty about her cheating.
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