Fair warning: Based on my experience discussing this topic, a lot of you will think it is preachy and irritating. That said, it still needs to be discussed. So without further ado, we’re tackling the exhausting topic of sexism in the gaming community… yet again. When I call this topic exhausting, I do it with […]
Back in October, FCKH8.com released this video: With a view to addressing the systemic mistreatment of women, FCKH8 dressed up a series of youngsters and armed them with a rhyming script. The tactics are simple and effective. Many regard swearing as “bad language” is viewed. It is especially unbecoming for children to swear. So with […]
Do you ever just want to shake your head in disapproval, put your hands in your pockets, sigh and shuffle out the door disapprovingly? That happened this morning when I was greeted with the variant cover for Spider-Woman #1 from Marvel – the cover designed by artist, Milo Manara depicts our heroine in a rather tight […]
Chloe Leahy is a well known Irish cosplayer, she acts as the official Cosplay Coordinator for AkumaKon and maintains a regular blog/social media presence for her fans. The following article has been reposted with Chloe’s permission from her blog. With all that is currently going on in the cosplay community I felt the need to say […]
Once upon a time, in a land far far away… Or rather, a while back in the real world, the people began to notice a disturbing pattern popping up in fictional stories. Female characters kept being killed off or tortured in gratuitously shocking ways, called “fridging” after one rather infamous example. Not just another lazy […]
We're always very eager to know what our readers thought about our featured articles and opinions and more recently we attempted to open discussion on the subject of gender and identity within the geek community. Stephen Beirne, sent us in the following article that details with the manifestation of sexism and gender bias in gaming.