There’s nothing inherently male about playing video games. Videogame culture, on the other hand, is decidedly anti-female.
Sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech is not inevitable or permanent, write experts in the field. The solutions are positive community standards and women in power.
College videogame team members practice League of Legends.
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Combating sexism and other forms of harassment in online videogames comes down to community standards.
New activist communities are fighting back against haters to make the world safer for LGBTQ teens.
Women still only make up a small percentage of the Australian game development industry. What’s being done to change this?
Women are making inroads in the gaming industry but progress is slow. We need more flexible workplaces, and perhaps even hiring quotas, to fix the gender imbalance.
Gaming audiences are no longer predominantly white, male zones.
The cast of Overwatch playable heroes are straight and gay, men and women, robots, doctors, and criminals – and represent six of the seven continents.
How do you defend yourself in virtual reality?
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Underlying online harassment is the false idea that events that happen on internet aren’t real. But whenever people are interacting, it’s all real.
When girl gamers do well, men will often find ways to discredit the success.
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Many think that men are simply better than women at video games. Researchers recently compared performances of male and female gamers to determine if there’s truth to this assumption.
Taking a break from their screens to meet up in real life.
You might think gamers are a closed, antagonistic and predominantly male-centred group. Fortunately, the reverse is often true.
How do men feel about the way they are depicted on the covers of romance novels?
Buttons open to the waist, skin gleaming with sweat, hair tousled, intriguing flashes of curves … men on the covers of classic romance novels, or “bodice rippers”, are objectified in many of the same ways…