- Words and Offense:
Of course slurs are still bad… Offense is just not the reason why. Systemic oppression, concept association and a phenomenon known as
hostile tagging(where the phrase either tags a person as someone to be hostile to and exclude or tags an area as a hostile place to any oppressed people that come in) are the actual reasons why…
- Duke Nukem Forever – Wallowing in sexism:
In some games we find sexism buried within plot points or seen through the stereotyped portrayals of female characters. Duke Nukem Forever is not one of those games. There is no need to look deeply into gameplay or storyline to find issues. Duke Nukem Forever is simply a game that wallows in sexism.
- Geeky enough for you?:
What I’m curious about here is this: what does the word “geeky’ mean to you? How do you define it? Also, how do you define not-geeky? I’m interested!
- Trigger warning. Power switch: social media gives victims new ways to fight back
These days if a woman is abused or humiliated by men belonging to a macho institution, she needn’t cop it. She can shop her story and shine light on the injustice herself.
- Women of Color in Tech: How Can We Encourage Them?:
But Viva couldn’t get a job in the Valley—despite introductions that I gave her to leading venture capitalists… It raised a red flag in my mind.
- Hanna Director Joe Wright Slams Sucker Punch‘s Girl Power:
Wright… trac[ed] the “alarming” brand of sexually-exploitative girl power found in Sucker Punch back to the Spice Girls.
- Can we declare victory for women in their participation in science? Not yet:
Over the last half-century, efforts to recruit and encourage women to pursue careers in science have been very successful, but they have not been evenly distributed… In physics, though, [the] numbers have barely budged…
- BGG (Black Girl Gamer)–LFG, PST!:
It’s not just the standard girl gamer war, where there is incessant name calling, references to genitalia or even the normal male chauvinist crap. The battle is having to defend why we are even playing games, in the first place. Why would
webe playing games, because black women don’t play games.
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