Archive for May, 2012

Some Steps Forward

So, while most women in the dig­i­tal games indus­try (and more widely in sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy fields) agree that women and girls need to be exposed to STEM early, encour­aged as much as boys, and taught to show con­fi­dence in their abil­i­ties, there need to be some con­crete pro­grams that put all of this talk […]

FiG Talks Continued…

Here are the ple­narys. ENJOY!   Fat, Ugly or Slutty Fat, Ugly or Slutty: Expos­ing Harass­ment in Online Gam­ing:   Ali­son Griffith’s talk Fram­ing Fem­i­nism 101: Women’s Every­day, Everynight Lives   Erica Mein­ers’ talk Do, Make, Try: Trans­for­ma­tive Fem­i­nist Work

More Talks from the FiG Workshop

Here is Helen Kennedy’s talk: “Bit­ter Fruit: Why They Love to Hate Women in Games” Emma West­e­cott: “Game Devel­op­ment as Domes­tic Prac­tice” Celia Pearce: “Where the Girls Are: Redraw­ing the ‘Magic Circle’”

The Inaugural Feminists in Games Workshop

Well, for those of you that made it last week­end, we had a great, pro­duc­tive, thought pro­vok­ing time. Some fun was had too, but really we got down to the nitty gritty of how we are going to make change, and we even came up with a few ideas of where and how to start. […]

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