"Sexism in game culture is back in the spotlight. As seen in the comment section of Carolyn Petit's recent review of GTA 5 and, of course, the hate spewed toward Anita Sarkeesian's Feminist Frequency, there is a strong undercurrent of anti-woman sentiment that has surfaced in the gamer community. Why? Because there are those who believe that women can never be "true gamers." But there are those that are fighting back!!! So does that make Anita a video game Rosa Parks? Watch the episode to find out!"

Latest episode of Game/Show is a good one, this time discussing games and feminism. I like the take on it here, its a even discussion that gives the issue a fair shake. And I agree with it, we need voices in the gaming community like Anita.

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 09/25/2013 at 04:49pm

This gives me something to watch to kill the next 10 minutes. Waiting for today's Steam announcement.

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 09/25/2013 at 05:35pm

Another great episode. I'm not sure I agree that we need that degree of feminism. That being said, I vehemently disagree with the reactions of the vocal minority to what Ms. Sarkeesian is attempting. I think there's a moderate balance to be struck somewhere.

vdogmr25 wrote on 09/26/2013 at 10:54pm

It's all about the vocal minority. Extra Credits does a good job of talking about this in their Harassment episode. Also, GonzoPlanet has done a cool podcast with part of the Extra Credits crew and MovieBob on the vocal minority, and a chunk of it focuses on this subject in particular.


I feel the second-hand effects of this. My girlfriend is a solid Magic player, and enjoys playing video games. It's still hard to go to game shops because of the reaction. Most of it is non-verbal (ie. creepy staring), but it still sucks. I try to be in and out as quickly as possible to try to mitigate that, but it shouldn't be an issue in the first place.

Climbing off my high-horse now.

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