It’s Women’s History Month! Appropriately, the hashtag #LetWomenSpeak swept through Twitter last week, bringing with it several inspirational messages and rallying cries for an end to online harassment. We aren’t quite there yet, if the poor attempt to co-opt the call to action was any indication, but we’re getting there.
Whether you’re traveling today or lounging in the comfort of your favorite chair, give these curated tweets a read. You’re guaranteed to be inspired by all the incredible people effecting change one hashtag at a time.
— Boston Bit Fest (@BostonBitFest) February 23, 2015
#LetWomenSpeak because we will revolutionize this industry, and you silence us because you are afraid of what we can do.
— Jennifer Allaway (@AllawayJ) February 26, 2015
unless a game is literally an autobio, there is NO REASON not to give players the option to play as someone who looks like them. PERIOD.
— eliz siministrations (@ElizSimins) February 26, 2015
Suggestion for people going to GDC or PAX for the first time: ALWAYS assume that the women around you are devs or gamers, not girlfriends.
— Liz England (@lizardengland) February 27, 2015
Bizarre how much hate you get for standing up for a woman in this industry. It's almost like we might have a problem here, you guys.
— Matt Lees (@Jam_sponge) February 27, 2015
#INeedDiverseGames because elves, dragons, superpowers, and magic should not be more acceptable than someone who looks like me.
— Tanya D ✊🏾 Talios (@cypheroftyr) October 7, 2014
IT DOES NOT MATTER how many women make games if bro game journalists are only ones evaluating our work. You don't value what we value.
— zomBrianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) February 25, 2015
in other news I played some video games with a little girl today & she handed me my own ass, often even with my own games. Future's bright.
— Spookie Hell Den (@S0phieH) February 24, 2015
— Ben Kuchera (@BenKuchera) February 26, 2015