It’s been a productive and positive week for women in gaming! Zoe Quinn (among others) just launched the first support site, Crash Override Network, for people targeted by online harassment. This is a huge undertaking, and a crucial step forward in the fight for our voices to be heard. I know I say this a lot, but I feel very strongly about it: the more we support one another, both women as much as men, the further we’ll go in changing this industry for the better.
Now, with the heavy out of the way! Read on for our latest roundup of the best 140-character quips from this past week that continue to prove the pen is always mightier than the sword. Or, in this case, the keyboard.
The Social Justice Illuminati is real, it’s here, and it’s an anti-hate task force: http://t.co/IYemI6cqeo
— Badass Digest (@badassdigest) January 17, 2015
We need to stop gatekeeping the definition of "gamer" but we also need to stop assuming that women have only just started gaming
— Keezy 💀 Halloweezy (@KeezyBees) January 16, 2015
…just because you know about video games doesn't mean you have clue one about how women experience gaming culture.
— 🎃Magdalen Rose🎃 (@theMagdalenRose) January 17, 2015
Lady devs saved the world from Hitler, put a man on the moon, made mobile tech, wifi & the architecture of the internet… That's how it is.
— phoenix perry (@phoenixperry) January 17, 2015
— Catt Small (@cattsmall) January 14, 2015
"I wish my panel had diversity" is lazy-speak for "I didn't think about demanding it be changed until someone yelled at me about it"
— Amanda Nelson (@ImAmandaNelson) January 16, 2015
Feeling inspired by women in tech networking time w @Spacekatgal. Pondering visibility and how to better support those on the front lines.
— Goshman (@thegoshman) January 18, 2015
@femfreq why can't trolls figure out the difference between your and you're? also between women and objects?
— Molly: Ghost or Hag? (@MollyOstertag) January 15, 2015
— soha (@sokareemie) January 14, 2015