Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day! As IndieCade East draws to a close this weekend, many new insights into gaming culture have come to light. To keep you updated, we’ve rounded up the most succinct Tweets from industry leaders shaking up the status quo—and subsequently, those bearing the brunt of online harassment.
Bonus: If you have any questions regarding FemHype (whether about submission guidelines or otherwise), I’ll be putting together a handy FAQ in the next few days. Let me know in the comments what you’d like to see addressed!
— Scott Madin (@ScottMadin) February 14, 2015
1 woman said, "It's so reassuring to know women are there, you haven't all left, that you aren't all miserable, that I should still try."
— Tanya X. Short (@tanyaxshort) February 13, 2015
> Devs & LPers promoting positivity in gaming get trolled
> Conference hashtag gets spammed
Yep, it's totally about games journalism
— Catt Small (@cattsmall) February 15, 2015
For clarity & emphasis: women are the fastest growing audience for videos about games. Twitch has an opportunity if they would just take it.
— AnnaGeeks @WitchCon (@AnnaGeeks) February 13, 2015
Predictably this week's Law & Order SVU was sickening. They trivialized and exploited real life abuse of women in gaming for entertainment.
— Feminist Frequency (@femfreq) February 12, 2015
so much internet outrage about the 'unfair representation of gamers', so little consideration of how we got here
— Leigh Alexander (@leighalexander) February 12, 2015
.@ThePrettyNerdie My pleasure ❤ It's important to have conversations about representation—everyone should see themselves reflected in media
— Allegra Clark 🎃 (@SimplyAllegra) February 12, 2015
— sebastianhanlon (@hanlsp) February 10, 2015
If all the major game sites were as interested in covering actual harassment as they were the SVU episode, that would be nice.
— Steve Lubitz (@WickedGood) February 12, 2015
There's a reason I tweeted @Spacekatgal's article the way I did. We're all Brianna Wu. Women & allies in games are all potential targets.
— Skelet💀nn (@annlemay) February 11, 2015
August 2014 was when the medium as a whole decided to stop pretending to put up an appearance that we were allowed in it
— mcc (@mcclure111) February 10, 2015
— Amber Coal (@pixelgoth) February 14, 2015