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Sharing the love

Things we liked, or didn’t like, from around the web this week.

A little bit old, but worth reading – on women’s butts in gaming. (H/T FOTLG Hadyn on GooglePlus) (I – Tallulah – don’t game, so I don’t have a perspective, but I’d be interested to hear if women do think the community is reaching a tipping point.)

More on #mencallmethings. Including the important point that it’s not just men that do it, and that women are not the only marginalised group that get abuse and threats.

And still more:

Still, I feel this misogyny has to be put in some kind of context. It was not invented by the internet. Anyone who gets on a bus or just listens to the way people speak to each other cannot help thinking that woman-hating, as I said recently, is our cultural wallpaper.

More more on #MenCallMeThings – a summary of the hashtag from Sady Doyle: But How Do You Know It’s Sexist? The #MenCallMeThings Round-Up.

Using (cis)women’s bodies to make political points.

I (Tallulah) endorse this message.

No pretties this week, I’m sorry (Deb): I’ve been frantic with exam marking and concert preparation (my choir is singing tonight – Mozart and Haydn) and partner and children doing this, that and the other thing, so I haven’t found any to share. But feel free to add your own in comments.

One response to “Sharing the love

  1. Msconduct November 12, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Re the gaming article: I’m not a gamer in the genre they’re talking about, so I can’t speak to the tipping point issue, but I found the whole thing pretty depressing. I’m not as grateful as the writer seemed to think I should be that the developers vaguely acknowledged that yes, it might not be the least hostile environment ever to women. O rly? All that says to me is yes, we know, but we don’t really care enough to actually do anything about it. Also, I know being depressed by the comments thread is par for the course, but yes, I was depressed to see that after that article the only issue considered worth discussing was whether women gamers found male game characters sexy. Not a question without legitimacy, sure, but when it’s the ONLY question? Sigh.

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