Posts Tagged ‘sexual assault’

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Raped by a Celebrity; A Woman’s Right to be Silent

Every now and then, there are stories circulating the internet that do not necessarily have anything to do with video games that strike my interest and need a place to be written about. If you’ve been reading articles on the internet lately then you may have heard of a story that is re-gaining attention, almost […]

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Episode 53: Lara Croft: Whimpering Idiot or Feminist Icon?

Episode 53: Lara Croft: Whimpering Idiot or Feminist Icon? (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) The episode in which we talk about Tomb Raider! It’s a long episode and the first half is us talking about what we’ve been playing (a lot apparently) and the news. In our Tomb Raider spoiler we […]

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Episode 39: How Much Is That Booth Babe in the Window: Booth Babes, Feminism, and Context

Episode 39: How Much Is That Booth Babe in the Window: Booth Babes, Feminism, and Context  (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) This week we talk about booth babes in the larger context of feminism and sexism in the games industry. Confessions of a sometimes booth babe Man Declares Love […]

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Episode 36: “‘I Raped You!’: Rape Culture and The Mis-Education of the Gamer”

Episode 36: “‘I Raped You!’: Rape Culture and The Mis-Education of the Gamer” (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) The catalyst for this week’s episode was Patricia Hernandez’s Kotaku article “Three Words I Said to the Man I Defeated in Gears of War That I’ll Never Say Again“. In this episode we talk about […]

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Episode 31 : “Monstrous Mamas, MILFs, and (M)androgeny: Femshep, Ripley, and Chun Li’s P3nis

Episode 31 : “Monstrous Mamas, MILFs, and (M)androgeny: Femshep, Ripley, and Chun Li’s P3nis” (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) The episode where we talk about female protagonists on (stereo)typically male roles. Focus on Mass Effect 3, the Alien movie series, and the women of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. We […]

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It’s a Thin (Red) Line Between Love and Hate

I have a love/hate relationship with war games…always have and I probably always will. I am a bit of an aggressive gamer. I like to run and gun. Shooting things after a long stressful day usually makes me feel better. I am a sucker the CoD:MW# games. I like going on foot for my combat. […]

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Episode 29: Women Behaving Badly

Episode 29 : Women Behaving Badly (“Save As” to download or head over to iTunes to subscribe) This week we are joined by guest co-host Nicole Marie and we talk about misogyny in the games industry in light of the Bioware/Jennifer Hepler. We also talk about our desert island game choices and tell why we chose […]

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Sim(ply) Irresistible: On Bad Puns and (In)Appropriate Behavior in The Sims Social

Names of the Sims involved have been withheld to protect the innocent. EA Games released The Sims in early 2000. I was in the middle of writing my dissertation. I was trying to finish, sell our house, and get ready to relocate for my first academic job. I was stressed out and desperate. I’m not […]

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False Utopia and The Land of the Meritocrasaurus Rex

The idea that fields of technology such as open source programming is a meritocracy is very, very dangerous. It leads to all sorts of discrimination, sexism, and racism.  It also leads pretty smart people to say some pretty dumb things. For example, Michael Arrington wrote a piece called “Too Few Women in Tech? Stop Blaming […]