Some recommended reading from John Scalzi and Soraya Chemaly, and a few thoughts.
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.
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.
“let’s pretend social interactions happen without social context”
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.
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.