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Gaming’s Feminist Illuminati has a message for misogynist gamers: Grow the fuck up or GTFO.
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bad-at-games:

Gaming’s Feminist Illuminati has a message for misogynist gamers: Grow the fuck up or GTFO.

Buy prints of this here!

Bad-at-Games is community-funded! If you’re interested in helping me keep this thing running, and you want some rad stickers, please consider contributing. Thank you!

Apocalypse Games

Three articles on the end of “gamer” as an identity, on the end of gatekeeping and the end of gaming culture: Leigh Alexander at Gamasutra; Dr. Nerdlove; and Dan Golding. “And the sad thing is: nobody’s trying to destroy games.

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Games, Horror and Consuming Media Responsibly

Games, Horror and Consuming Media Responsibly

Jenn Frank writes about horror, games, “Tropes vs Women In Video Games” and “consuming media responsibly”: “I think what I’m getting at is, especially with the horror genre, it’s less important what a movie says and more important that you, the viewer, understand whyyou’re enjoying it. I believe in judicious self-awareness; a director like Nicolas Winding Refn knows exactly why he makes the…

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"Women As Background Decoration: Part 2"

“Women As Background Decoration: Part 2″

In  Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, “Women As Background Decoration: Part 2,” Anita Sarkeesian discusses “how sexualized female bodies often occupy a dual role as both sexual playthings and the perpetual victims of male violence.” It is quite graphic in terms of violence and sexual violence.

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Stories Are Important

after the golden ageThis week SF/F Editor Emeritus James Schellenberg returns as a Guest Star!

Stories are important, we all know this. I hasten to add: and they should be fun too, otherwise why bother reading them? Every once in a while, I run across a new author that balances “something to say” and “have fun saying it” in a way that really appeals to me. This year, that author has been Carrie Vaughn.

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Apologizing for “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”

Apologizing for “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”

At Salon, Nathan Rabin apologizes for coining the phrase, “Manic Pixie Dream Girl.”“I remember thinking, even back then, that a whole list of Manic Pixie Dream Girls might be stretching the conceit too far. The archetype of the free-spirited life-lover who cheers up a male sad-sack had existed in the culture for ages. But by giving an idea a name and a fuzzy definition, you apparently also give…

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