No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

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spew-tardis:

Courtesy of BBC One

spew-tardis:

Courtesy of BBC One

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jinoras-light:

I’m sure he’d be proud too

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sp00kyqueer:

sp00kyqueer:

Something I realised, after having to help many international tourists count out their change, is that American coins don’t actually have the number value on them??? Like no wonder all these poor tourists are so confused

like

image

it just fucking says one “dime”

what the fuck is a dime

how much is it worth

whose idea was this

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p-alindrome:

let me just say a few things about ‘all about that bass’ real quick

  1. it’s a song about body positivity and we don’t get many of those so can we just take that into consideration please
  2. i know people are kicking off about her using the phrase “skinny bitches” but she does follow it up with "no, i’m just playing i know you think you’re fat / but i’m here to tell you that / every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top"  she’s taken an insult commonly given to slim women and basically a said so what if you are skinny/skinny but you think you’re fat, YOU’RE STILL PERFECT 
  3. i’ve seen shit loads of people saying it makes them feel more confident, and slim women get a ton of media reinforcing the idea that their body is perfect anyway
  4. IT’S CATCHY AS FUCK 

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johngpostsstuff:

Went and saw Deep Breath in the cinemas yesterday. Kind of on a whim because I saw the tickets on sale while getting my tickets to Guardians of the Galaxy. It was fun and I think Capaldi has given us a pretty strong start as the new doctor. Really liked how they’ve clarified that the Doctor is not Clara’s boyfriend, that bodes well for the future as well.
TL;DR Hopefully optimistic about the new season
As for the picture, heels are kind of cheating but I did enjoy that little part.

johngpostsstuff:

Went and saw Deep Breath in the cinemas yesterday. Kind of on a whim because I saw the tickets on sale while getting my tickets to Guardians of the Galaxy. It was fun and I think Capaldi has given us a pretty strong start as the new doctor. Really liked how they’ve clarified that the Doctor is not Clara’s boyfriend, that bodes well for the future as well.

TL;DR Hopefully optimistic about the new season

As for the picture, heels are kind of cheating but I did enjoy that little part.

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katiestown:

*✲゚*。⋆(。´∀`)

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sirdef:

yetifights:

Someone who asked to remain anonymous asked me what the problem with keeping Jan and Cassie out of the movies was, and this post is probably going to be a really long post so bare with me.

Just a warning! This post isn’t entirely spoiler free!!!!

Let’s start…

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