2am finish for the Lounge! Something looks different after all that dancing…
Heads up if you play the Family Guy: Quest for Stuff game, I;m unlockable in the new Comicon content addition on the Mac App Store.
So psyched to be in the company of Nathan Fillion and Patrick Stewart and be drawn in the style of the show!
So if you come by our @geekandsundry offsite take a picture with a gigantic standee of me. Because someone forgot that I wasn’t 6’2” when they ordered this thing. #sdcc
Walk out of the hotel,I’m already going on Safari! #sdcc
At the @geekandsundry lounge getting set up! Make sure to come by Thurs or Fri! Open all day, parties at night! Corner of 4th and J upstairs!!!!
Got my badge and bag!!! #sdcc
No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry -
Content warning: This post contains graphic language, slurs and triggering content
This article is heartbreaking. And true.
There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit.
There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.
NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.
Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article.
Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.
We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)
First of all, I cut two pairs out already. Second, it’s four days of Comicon. Third, I have a problem.
It’s Jared Padalecki’s birthday too today?! Aw, I miss him. I made him a special picture and stuff.