Or conversely, everyone has to do some gatekeeping, but when it’s because someone has demonstrated through their actions that they are a douchebag, it’s no longer gatekeeping. Instead it’s boundaries. Yeah, I’ve seen these jackasses with their “I took a philosophy course my freshman year of college,” arguments, and it’s bullshit. Look, wanting to deny… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #542 – What Gatekeeping Is and Isn’t?
Ok, so I’ve spent the last 24 hours in migraine land, and hopefully this doesn’t tip me back in, but here goes. We have reached the stage of gaming’s #MeToo where people have started to realize that they, or people they know have pretty much all given cover to some pretty shady assholes in the… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #540 – Well, this is a Clusterfuck
Ok, so for those of you who might fetishize my typos, you can visit the original twitter thread here. For those of you who would like to see me be slightly more coherent than that, I want to talk about the consequences of assholes like Zak S. on the games industry and community re: marginalized… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #538 – The Result of all the Misogyny
*Sorry I didn’t get this up over here last week. Migraines suck.* Last week-ish was GenCon.I have never been. Given the stories I’ve heard come out of it, coupled with the fact that it’s huge, I likely never will. But seriously, Nerds. Chris Spivey the author and designer of Harlem Unbound a supplement for Call… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #489 – Get Your Shit Together, Nerds
Ok, I know I haven’t written about gaming in a while. I haven’t gamed in awhile. Part of it is my own doing, because I wanted more time for writing. The rest is because being an adult is gods damned time consuming. Ugh. Seriously, I wouldn’t have tried to grow up so fast if I’d… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #475 – Character Classes = Tropes
So, I said I’d get to this. I was giving Green Ronin a chance to update their proposal, or at the very least take it down pending massive edits, but two and a half weeks later neither of those things has happened, so here goes. The Green Ronin S.T.O.P. Proposal for dealing with sexual harassment… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #457 – Green Ronin’s S.T.O.P Proposal: How NOT to Handle Sexual Harassment
So, yeah, I’m still doing demos for Green Ronin. And as part of doing demos, they sent me a lovely t-shirt. But I don’t wear it for the demos, and I have reasons. When I demo games, I very purposely dress “like a girl.” Meaning, I wear more feminine shirts, I wear jewelry, I wear… Read More Geek Girls Rule #441 – Why I Dress “Like a Girl” when I Demo Games