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Cosplay. Wikipedia. Gamergate & Sad Puppies. Doing Something About the ‘Impossible Problem’ of Abuse in Online Games. The World's Most Popular Video Game Fights Racist Harassment With Artificial Intelligence. Decades ago, in the early days of gaming, .

The World's Most Popular Video Game Fights Racist Harassment With Artificial Intelligence

Today, that's changed: Adult women are now gaming's biggest demographic, and more than ever, the community is talking about diversifying gaming culture and games themselves. Those silly girls with stars in their eyes. La fangirl, nouvelle cible de la misogynie ordinaire. Ceci n’est pas tant un article sur le sexisme à l’encontre des femmes dans un milieu geek à prédominance masculine, qu’un article sur le sexisme à l’encontre d’un milieu geek à prédominance féminine.

La fangirl, nouvelle cible de la misogynie ordinaire

Oui, oui, cela existe. On a tendance à associer les recoins sombres d’Internet à des usagers masculins, et pourtant, il est des endroits peu connu des usagers « mainstream » qui sont presque entièrement féminins. On The Fetishisation Of Gay Men By Women In The Slash Community. Sherlock and the Adventure of the Overzealous Fanbase. Why Fifty Shades of Grey is important. Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Why Fifty Shades of Grey is important

Fifty Shades of Grey premiered over the weekend, and I went to see it. Why we're terrified of fanfiction. We All Have Our Habits and Our Reasons: Revisiting the Gamer Label. Why Nerds Are So Sexist. "Feminism has taken over Star Wars.

Why Nerds Are So Sexist

" Such was the cry of one man in the comment section of a YouTube video featuring a trailer for the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise: Rogue One. The user was referring to the fact that the leading character in this new movie is a woman, as was the lead in the 2015 Star Wars release, Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Much to this internet-user's dismay, the iconic series he so loved—a series which has historically centered the stories of men—had become unfamiliar to him.

How Masculine Fragility Is Limiting Innovation in Games. Scott Lynch on Hard vs Soft SF (with tweets) · DeannaHoak. Why nerd culture must die. Photo by Attila Acs My first girlfriend was someone I met through a MUD, and I had to fly 7,000 miles to see her in person.

Why nerd culture must die

I read a paper version of the Jargon File at 15 and it became my bible. Just reading its descriptions of the internet I knew it was world-changing, even before the web, and as soon as I could I snuck into the local university computer labs with a borrowed account to experience the wonder of Usenet, FTP, and Gopher. Masculinity in geek culture. Sexisme chez les geeks : Pourquoi notre communauté est malade, et comment y remédier.

J’aimerais préciser quelque chose.

Sexisme chez les geeks : Pourquoi notre communauté est malade, et comment y remédier

Quand Mar_Lard a publié son article sur Joystick en août dernier sur ce blog, nous avons décidé de publier tous les commentaires afin que tout le monde puisse se rendre compte de la violence des réactions. Je suggère à ceux qui voudraient réitérer ce genre d’exploits (histoire de contribuer à la démonstration de Mar_Lard, merci les mecs) de lire la charte de modération désormais en vigueur sur ce blog au lieu de perdre leur temps. [EDIT] Devant le nombre de confusions, 2ème précision: ce blog appartient à AC Husson mais l’auteure de cette contribution est Mar_Lard.

Si vous voulez la contacter par mail, je transmettrai. Attention, cet article inclut de nombreux exemples susceptibles de choquer : images d’une grande violence ou sexuellement explicites, insultes et propos à caractère fortement sexiste/homophobe/raciste, menaces de violences sexuelles et autres. Ce paragraphe a suscité des réactions extrêmes. Dear Fake Geeks, Go Away?

Exclusionary Geek Culture Misunderstands Diversity on a Fundamental Level. Want to improve the reputation of gaming and gamers? How do we fix the reputation of video games and the people who play them?

Want to improve the reputation of gaming and gamers?

The popular perception of games often makes it sound like stunted medium with a belligerent culture attached, especially compared to the fairly neutral perception of books, films, paintings and dance. Fixing that impression won’t just mean telling people that we’re better than that — it means actually being better than that, and fostering a constructive gaming culture. Adult females oust teenage boys as largest gaming demographic. Women are playing more video games — on both consoles like Nintendo’s Wii and mobile devices.

Adult females oust teenage boys as largest gaming demographic

Photo by Flickr user Clemson Adult female gamers have unseated boys under the age of 18 as the largest video game-playing demographic in the U.S., according to a recently published study from the Entertainment Software Association, a trade group focused the U.S. gaming industry. While men still account for the majority of the U.S. gaming population, the number of women playing games on both consoles and mobile devices is up to 48 percent, from 40 percent in 2010. The spike in the number female gamers is likely tied to widespread smartphone adoption.

In addition to traditional PCs and the Nintendo Wii game console, women were more likely to game on their mobile devices, and were just as likely as men to play on Apple’s iPhone and iPad platforms. Men Who Harass Women Online Are, Quite Literally, Losers - BuzzFeed News.