Fantastic piece, and yet another look into the hell women have to put up with in gaming, tech, and just about any related ‘forward-thinking’ industry. A must-read.
Case in anecdotal point: In my decade working in tech, I have never had my home address publicly outed or been threatened with having my “mouth raped shut” just because I expressed an opinion, and I haven’t met or heard of a single man who has.
But I stopped counting the number of women I’ve met who _have_ experienced all this, and far more, because it’s depressing to the point of being painful.
Tweet by Lauren Wainwright, @atheistium
Molly Wood of CNET, speaking to the Verge in Samsung weird: how a phone launch went from Broadway glitz to sexist mess
ProTip: There’s “a heroine or villainess who is ‘strong and in charge,’ who may enjoy her sexuality, but does not use it as a form of control or barter system.”
Exhibit A: Lara Croft from Tomb Raider.
Then there’s “a heroine or villainess who not only enjoys her sexuality, but uses it as a form of control and/or bartering system and walks around like she’s one pizza delivery guy’s visit from shooting a cosplay porno.”
Exhibit B: Catwoman in Batman: Arkham City.
Massive, massive difference, kids.