It’s been one hell of a year for women in gaming. With the industry as we know it thrown into a state of flux, it’s now our job to rally together and support the changing landscape of video games as it reforms. To help with that, each week we invite you to peruse what we feel are the tweets that highlight this bright, new world of gaming—and the women who are fighting to see it realized.
Bonus: Did you let us know who your favorite Twitch and Let’s Play personalities are? Drop us a comment and we’ll add them to the next list!
D&D’s most recent default “human.” #DiversityinSFF. see how hard that wasn’t?
— Disgruntled Haradrim (@pdjeliclark) December 27, 2014
This is exactly why we need to pay attention to gaming culture. Games are not just the technical product but the culture surrounding them.
— Katherine Cross (@Quinnae_Moon) January 1, 2015
my dream – an alt version of the bechdel test: 2 women in tech talk, and they don't end up swapping stories about shitty industry treatment
— 💀da scare z0ne💀 (@UnburntWitch) January 3, 2015
They care about helping women succeed, it seems, exactly as long as those women are giving them large sums of money.
— Susan Arendt (@SusanArendt) December 31, 2014
— ✨ Nadia ✨ (@tinyladynadia) January 2, 2015
— Auld Lang Boss (@laevantine) January 3, 2015
Whole ton of really good resources for learning to code http://t.co/h7GNe14ELn
— 💀da scare z0ne💀 (@UnburntWitch) January 1, 2015
Dudes tend to define sexism in games as boobs.
I define sexism as the amount of hostility I deal with daily from male privilege.
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) January 2, 2015
— Mistress LeBeau (@Mistress_LeBeau) December 31, 2014
"I haven't <listened/read/seen> it but here is my opinion about what is right and wrong about this piece of media."
— Rose Eveleth 🚀 (@roseveleth) December 30, 2014
Here's my diverse-characters-in-games lesson for 2015:
It's not enough just for the character to be there.
The narrative has to support them
— Bossident Evil (@laevantine) January 2, 2015