Some recommended reading from John Scalzi and Soraya Chemaly, and a few thoughts.
Gamers Against Bigotry
Game design consultant Ernest W. Adams at Butterflies and Wheels:
It’s time for us to force the permanent nine-year-olds to grow up or get out of our games and forums.
The social mosaic and how we change it
Another comment nugget of awesome found in YATOD, this one in the Penny Arcade forums, on a thread discussing sexism/misogyny in the wake of the hatefest directed against Anita Sarkeesian’s Kickstarter on Tropes vs Women in gaming.
What Jadehawk said
“let’s pretend social interactions happen without social context”
The Humbling of a Pretty Girl
To say that the outlets reporting on this think of it as a shock or a misfortune, feel really bad for Ms Scruggs, and are inappropriately sexing it up, misses the main point. There are loads of bigger stories to care about, on economies, wars, and disease. The point is that they are latching on to the most popular plot in the world: the humbling of the pretty girl.
Femmostroppo Reader November 17, 2010
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed-reader. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
Google and the He/She Ratio
I’ve been tinkering with The He/ She Ratio on Google Blogoscoped. A site’s he/ she ratio is measured by counting the number of pages on the domain containing the word “he”, then searching for the number containing “she”, and then… Read More ›