Halo 4 and The Permaban

Bon­nie Ross, head of 343 Indus­tries, and Kiki Wolfkill, exec­u­tive pro­ducer of Halo 4, recently announced that Xbox Live play­ers who make sex­ist or dis­crim­i­na­tory com­ments can be penal­ized with a life­time ban from Halo 4. Read more about it here at GamesSpot. This deci­sion has pro­voked a mul­ti­tude of responses a few of which I […]

Extra Credits’ Initiative on Hate Speech in the Gaming Community

One of the most (unfor­tu­nately) ever-present issues in the gam­ing com­mu­nity, and all sorts of other com­mu­ni­ties for that mat­ter, is hate speech and misog­yny.  This week Extra Cred­its posted a call to arms. I can’t say it bet­ter than they can, so here it is.

Some Good Press

An arti­cle from The Guardian tells us that the num­ber of grass­roots fem­i­nist groups in the UK have dou­bled in the last two years. Yay! These groups are bat­tling the objec­ti­fi­ca­tion of and dis­crim­i­na­tion against women, and appar­ently fill­ing their ranks with young men as well. Well done ladies and gen­tle­men. The arti­cle in highlights […]

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