BY Samantha Albala
on Dec 02, 2014
As gaming enthusiasts can attest, the video game industry hasn't been very welcoming for women, and the way women are often depicted in games can be problematic. The Boston Globe reports on the atmosphere for women in gaming stating, "The billion dollar video game industry is growing quickly with the explosion of mobile gaming, but... Female game characters are hyper sexualized, and female workers are frequently subjected to unequal treatment, harassment, and ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Nov 11, 2014
I attended my first game jam ever this weekend at NYU’s Gaming Center and I was incredibly nervous and intimidated. I was invited by one of the ladies of Code Liberation, an all-girl organization that aims to level the playing field in the game world and provides free game programing classes to women in order to create gender equality in the gaming industry. This particular event was hosted by a research center centered around game studies ... Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Oct 16, 2014
Earlier this month the Intel Corporation, one of the world’s largest and most profitable chip makers, pulled ads from the website Gamasutra, a gaming site that publishes articles about the social side of gaming culture, after receiving complaints about a specific piece of content.
The content in question was written by freelancer Leigh Alexander, and criticized the white, male culture that dominates the gaming world.
Intel’s decision to ... Read More
BY Sarah Thomasson
on Oct 16, 2014
Anita Sarkeesian, an academic, video game critic and outspoken feminist, has chosen to cancel a speaking event at Utah State University (USU). Sarkeesian is the founder of a popular Youtube series and website called Feminist Frequency, a video web series that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Though Sarkeesian is no stranger to graphic and violent threats, she did not feel safe going to this event. Earlier this ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra
on Jun 17, 2013
I’d like to thank The Entertainment Software Association for what we already know. Women make up close to half of the entire video gaming population—45 percent. And hey, guess what? It’s not really news at all.
That’s not to say that all’s well in the console world. After reading up on this new statistic, I scrunched my eyebrows and had to revert back to last week, where I was curiously watching the Electronic Entertainment ... Read More
BY Teresa Lu
on Apr 12, 2013
We all love to point out the poseurs. But if you're thinking about telling the girl next to you that she doesn't know shit about gaming, just make sure she's not Rae Johnston, the gaming editor at TechLife.
You might embarrass yourself is what I'm saying:
via The Mary ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on Mar 11, 2013
I know I’m not the only lady who is tired of nerd culture being such a boys club. Video games, comics, and online-discussion forums are bogged down with testosterone. Just take a scroll through a 9gag page to see what I mean. Ladies want to get in on the action, and constantly playing the damsel in distress is just, well, distressing. We are kickass IRL!
Luckily, one awesome dad is changing things, at least for his daughter. Mike Mika hacked ... Read More
BY Alison Berry
on Jul 21, 2010
It's Wednesday. It's the afternoon in the summer. So what do to do? Stay inside and play video games of course! Or even better/equal to that, surfing the interwebs for videos.
Check out this pretty sweet music video by the Guild. For any girl who was play an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role play game), I'm sure you've experienced this at least once, (even if you pick a male avatar!) I know I have. Oh the joys of pixels!
You need to a ... Read More