Author Topic: Gender issues and gaming  (Read 88891 times)

HeidiB

  • Cupcakes Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1994
Re: Gender issues and gaming
« Reply #480 on: September 17, 2016, 04:45:44 AM »
This is slightly off topic, but I thought this thread was a good place to share a post on civic consciousness and programming.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/Learning-to-code-must-be-matched-with-working-9141932.php

Snique

  • Cupcakes Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1916
Re: Gender issues and gaming
« Reply #481 on: October 09, 2016, 05:11:23 AM »
Are any of our female cupcakes still reading Feminist Frequency? I'd be interested in hearing your perspectives on her interview series.

HeidiB

  • Cupcakes Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1994

Snique

  • Cupcakes Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1916
Re: Gender issues and gaming
« Reply #483 on: November 04, 2016, 01:03:11 PM »
Good link, thank you.

HeidiB

  • Cupcakes Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1994
Re: Gender issues and gaming
« Reply #484 on: August 27, 2017, 08:59:24 AM »
Spoilers ahead:

If I were the sentience of a planet and my chosen voice asked me "Och, lassie!  What's got ye all in a tizzy?" I would smite him to rubble and find another dwarf.

I like that they've given a reason for turning Magni into a statue, but if that's the best they can do with the dialogue they should have chosen Moira instead.

Winston

  • Cupcakes Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1161
  • RPing since 1976
    • Argothald
Re: Gender issues and gaming
« Reply #485 on: September 27, 2017, 02:37:48 AM »
This Motherlode article discusses sexual harassment for players who hang out too long in the tavern in Goldshire. Trigger warning: Parts are unpleasant to read. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mb7b9q/world-of-warcraft-has-a-rape-problem?utm_campaign=VICE+NEWSLETTER+926&utm_content=VICE+NEWSLETTER+926+CID_455169cb062cfaf3f512d397e9966646&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Campaign+Monitor

While the article acknowledges this isn't as much of a problem for experienced players, who know how to block harassers, the article is concerned about new and underage players, especially since the Goldshire tavern is the first one human characters encounter. Of course, there's the point that no one should have to experience harassment in the first place.
Bill Seligman
Alliance: Winston, Yungi, Pellinore, Tebyalyublyu, Theadora, Vasili, Winella, Winstonia
Horde: Grotar, Swiftslice

HeidiB

  • Cupcakes Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1994
Re: Gender issues and gaming
« Reply #486 on: November 08, 2017, 04:56:03 AM »
The less skilled you are, the more likely you are to be a sexist jerk.  At least, that's how I read this article.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0131613

Snique

  • Cupcakes Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1916
Re: Gender issues and gaming
« Reply #487 on: July 25, 2018, 07:18:31 AM »
i haven't posted much about this topic because the transformation of my country into the political equivalent of a Superfund site has rather captured my attention. But this (from a friend of a friend) I just had to share:

https://twitter.com/emmahvossen/status/993516183138766849

Snique

  • Cupcakes Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1916
Re: Gender issues and gaming
« Reply #488 on: October 12, 2018, 04:40:30 AM »
Steam is highlighting "International Day of the Girl Child" (which I didn't even know was a thing) with "Great games featuring female protagonists".

https://store.steampowered.com/sale/dayofthegirl/?snr=1_41_4__42

Leads with "Her Story" and "Gone Home". Not a whole lot of depth, sad to say.

Snique

  • Cupcakes Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1916
Re: Gender issues and gaming
« Reply #489 on: October 16, 2018, 05:49:21 AM »
Women in Games Boston is doing an event in January and looking for participants: https://twitter.com/WIGBoston/status/1051912714644312065?s=19