Another Sunday, another week gone. I hope you’re all doing well! ✌ We covered quite a lot of ground this week, starting with Ashe discussing the unfortunate plot device (or complete lack) of mothers in video games. Then, Emm took us through her first experience playing The Walking Dead and how Lee introduced her to the necessity of diverse games. We celebrated Earth Day enthusing about our favorite in-game maps and the worlds they allow us to inhabit! On a more serious note, Emily G tackled the toxicity currently permeating Let’s Play culture as well as the people who are fighting back. Tess Young was kind enough to answer my questions about Charmixy: Witch Academy, a game you should consider backing on Kickstarter! And finally, I make another case for feminism in the latest Telltale’s Game of Thrones episode.
Ready for the roundup? Every week, I personally curate a list of all the women (and our supporters) pushing for a more positive, diverse community in games. They tweet despite the overwhelming vitriol that still gets thrown at them to this day. Remember to share their work and send support, yeah? Let’s get to it, then!
— The Mary Sue (@TheMarySue) April 24, 2015
if you like someone's music or art or game or whatever, write about it. talk about it on social media. no one's going to do it for you!
— Liz Ryerson (@ellaguro) April 24, 2015
Women do not owe you ish.
— Veerender Jubbal (@Veeren_Jubbal) April 24, 2015
The fun "why we're all leaving games journalism" convo happening in my TL is a good way to remind yourself why boosting work is important
— Gita Jackson✨ (@xoxogossipgita) April 24, 2015
I want to live in a world where @femfreq is known best for her insightful game commentary and is not harassed.
— Worrier King (@zeigert) April 24, 2015
If someone in a marginalized group is telling you their lived experiences, listen more than you talk. It will make you a better human being.
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) April 20, 2015
Haha. George RR Martin is the boss battle gamergate didn't see coming (via @sangfroid_san ) pic.twitter.com/OwihEkjM95
— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) April 16, 2015
— ashe dryden (@ashedryden) April 25, 2015
final thoughts as i wander off: if call-oiut culture is a vital part of your community, then your community has become abusive. full stop.
— 👻 Literally Boo 👻 (@randileeharper) April 23, 2015
Every person has an equal right to the "culture". Including & especially the new players scared off by gatecreepers #WeAreThisCulture
— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) April 21, 2015
No. You're a tiny minority of this culture and the only reason anyone cares about you is that you hurt people.
— The Singing Owl (@OwlWithAGuitar) April 21, 2015
— meg jayanth (@betterthemask) April 23, 2015
Interesting #yesIplay started as pro-female gamer has been de-gendered. Now it's dudes talking about dudes playing games. Devalues the h/t
— Jennifer McVeigh (@jmcveigh1241) April 23, 2015
RoleSwapped Zelda and Link but NOTE casteSwapped. The backgrounds are still the same just that Zelda's the Hero pic.twitter.com/6oLeN5SB0I
— Star🎃spook👻mom🎃 (@starexorcist) April 19, 2015