Happy Mother’s Day, friends! 💐 To celebrate, Ashe tackled the trope mothers are so often relegated to in video games, while I took a stab at deconstructing the concept of witches as mothers in Dragon Age. Earlier this week, Kayla lamented being late to games within gatekeeping culture, and appropriately, several writers chimed in with a wide variety of games they play in order to relax. Murphy also gave us a much-needed lesson in convention etiquette for both seasoned geeks and new friends looking to make the journey. To bring on the heavy mid-week, I talked about my experiences as a gamer recovering from an eating disorder. Finally, with FemHype‘s fifth month now upon us, I thought it was about time we featured some of our earliest work here on the blog.
Today, we’re not only bringing you the latest tweets from folks fighting to level the playing field in games, but also a few safe coding resources for those of you looking to create a game for yourself! ✌ Let’s get to it then, shall we?
No coincidence I feel safer & more welcomed on sites that give a shit about women, despite being a cis dude. https://t.co/POILUHSf2v
— Tauriq Moosa (@tauriqmoosa) May 3, 2015
She wears high-heels;
I wear sneakers;
She's project manager;
I code features.
— SwiftOnSecurity (@SwiftOnSecurity) May 9, 2015
One woman does NOT represent all women gamers. No one person speaks for ALL of their demographic.
— AnnaGeeks @TwitchCon (@AnnaGeeks) May 7, 2015
I'd really like for creators to take an interest not just in female characters, but in female relationships.
— No-Owl Grievenson (@Gingerhazing) May 5, 2015
I appreciate the sentiment,but I get called "bro","bruh","man","dude","you,sir" so fucking often.Women can create too pic.twitter.com/EAPCOoEixt
— castpixel (@castpixel) May 7, 2015
I can't predict what games will be like when there are more women in the industry. But I can predict that they will be better.
— Brie Code (@briecode) May 5, 2015
This guy has his priorities set (゜-゜) From the Witcher 3 stream pic.twitter.com/2UsI6n5iYh
— Ashe ✈ TwitchCon (@ladyinsanity) May 5, 2015
Oh right, "new" Assassin's Creed game with a white dude protag. @ubisofft keeps 'em coming. I'll buy it on sale in a year, maybe.
— sam (@retconning) May 7, 2015
2013: I tell PA fans are sending death threats to my family, I'm told "So? We get it too"
2015: Joss Whedon's sad, web declared "net loss"
— Elizabeth Sampat (@twoscooters) May 8, 2015
Female users constantly attacked.
"Internet harassment happens. Just log off."
Joss Whedon quits twitter.
"THESE ATTACKS HAVE GOT TO STOP."
— Jaylee (@GKJaylee) May 5, 2015
— Women in Games WIGJ (@wigj) May 8, 2015