More and more links, less and less bandwidth. Most of that is because I’m writing in earnest about other things again, and that feels really good! The downside is that I just can’t bring myself to write a thousand words about some thousand-word article I found anymore. I do still find all of this stuff interesting, though, so I’ll pass it on.
This is a category that I fear will never be empty! Hooray! Go games!
You really did it.
For serious, though, there’s been a steady stream of news coming in on the gaming front with regards to gender and sexuality, and I am happy to say that the tide is turning toward the positive, however slowly. I only started really reading about this sort of stuff maybe a year ago and I still don’t really play any games, but still, I like to watch!
- The Creepy Side of E3
- Just Making Things and Being Alive About It
- Why Invisibility Isn’t a Superpower
- Invisibility / Illegibility: Thoughts On Why Invisibility Isn’t a Superpower
- A Rundown on What’s Going On with Penny Arcade Now
- Why We Are Not Showing Gone Home At Pax
The SFWA recently went through a kerfuffle regarding their newsletter featuring a boys-club-esque article written by a couple of old white dudes. It’s worth collecting a few links if only for the first, which brings up good points that stand even outside of the subculture of SF/F writers.
- 25 Things to Know About Sexism and Misogyny in Writing and Publishing
- This Week in SF
- On Sexism in Publishing, or Why I’m Not Writing This Two Days Ago
- Sexism, the Current SFWA Kerfuffle, and “Lady Authors”
- Misogyny and the Marketing Chick - Institutionalizing misogyny. Because reasons.
- Kickstarter: We Were Wrong - An apology for a recent Kickstarter that went through which some saw as promoting objectification of women.
- 8 Ways to Not Be an Ally - A link regarding some recent gate-keeping. There are, of course, good allies and bad allies.
- Polyamory in the News: Poly as “the relationship status of a totally fabulous future - Partner pointed this out to me as a very “me” sort of article. I think he’s right. The big take-away is communication and how that gets skipped in a lot of instances.
- Coverflip: Maureen Johnson Calls For An End To Gendered Book Covers With An Amazing Challenge - A delightful way of pointing out gendered visual language on book covers.
- Cover Posing - Another instance of pointing out gendered visual language.
- The Hawkeye Initiative - Just a reminder that this exists.