With every step forward in the industry, there are times when it feels as though we’re taking three steps back. This week brought several gaming announcements to the fore, and unsurprisingly, there were some more heartening than others. It’s a hell of a blessing that so many incredibly talented people are joining the ever-growing ranks of social justice to combat these inherent issues.
We’ve gathered the tweets paving the way so you don’t have to wade through any less than pleasant hashtags. Unless, of course, you’re looking to join our safe space for gaming. Remember: we’re always recruiting new voices!
If you’re interested in helping to spread the word, here’s our current Twitter blast:
Are you a lady gamer looking for a safe space for your voice to be heard? We’re recruiting! http://t.co/9HyzEmbz5r
— FemHype (@FemHype) January 8, 2015
If you're havin' girl problems I feel bad for you, son. We live in a patriarchal society where they're not considered as important or valid.
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) January 7, 2015
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) January 9, 2015
This Commander Shepard news is the best esp. when I remember how much EA didn't want GI putting femshep on our cover: http://t.co/QjnfIo0El2
— philko (@pkollar) January 9, 2015
Comments Section Recipe: say shitty thing, get rebuked, demand proof while providing none, just add slurs and BOOM fresh hot waste of time
— Ashe Samuels (@Finickii) January 7, 2015
2014 in review: the year women characters ruled http://t.co/WHacWYyeNS
— Polygon (@Polygon) December 29, 2014
Listen, just because you haven't experienced something does not mean it doesn't happen or exist.
— Bae-telgeuse.* (@uncletypewriter) January 7, 2015
Guy in the shop asks what I do for a living. "Run a video game website," I say, watching his face freeze as he tries to know how to react.
— Susan Arendt (@SusanArendt) January 10, 2015
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) January 8, 2015
GG is important bc it shows us exactly how inisidious the toxicity of our community is and how it grew bc it was rarely challenged before
— morgankitten! (@morkitten) January 7, 2015
#gamergate started because an abusive, manipulative, hateful man kicked up a mob to get revenge on his ex. It was never about ethics.
— Jay Allen (@a_man_in_black) January 9, 2015