Yet again, women who play videogames are rare, perhaps mythical, beings.
Widows of Warcraft, be warned – you may not see much of your boyfriend/partner/husband/defacto/intended in the next six months or so.
Today is the day that millions of online players descend into the fantasy world of Azeroth for the newest instalment of the phenomenon that is World of Warcraft.
Before editing, the story led with “Gamers’ girls be warned – you may not see much of your other half.”
But you can’t really blame Aussie journalists, this time. The article was lifted straight from the Times Online: Day of dread arrives for World of Warcraft Widows“.
Invisible women gamers, compulsory heterosexuality, women as passive whiners whose only issue is whether their men pay enough attention to them… this story’s got it all.
For a more feminist and/or female approach to gaming, check out these links:
Feminist Gamers (currently hibernating)