This is being posted here with the full knowledge and permission of MadJeffe. Today in my Circles a person wrote that a western civilization rape culture might exist in prisons and corporate culture in the US but it’s not that widespread. When I pointed out that 1 in 6 women will be raped or sexually… Read More Social contracts and white knights an essay of sorts – Guest Post by MadJeffe
Hi. So, in light of the revelation of Frank Mentzer harassing women, I’m seeing a lot of conversations started by dudes about what dudes can do when harassment happens in front of them. And that is super good! Really good! I’m very happy to know so many dudes who care and want to make things… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #415 – Why are Sexism and Harassment such a Big Deal?
So, Jessica Price, with Paizo, spoke openly about being sexually harassed by Frank Mentzer of Red Box D&D fame. She posted screen shots, showing that he had instigated the entire thing, and what was said.And… assholes still came crawling out of the woodwork to accuse Jessica of lying, call her names, everything that happens every… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #414 – Again? Really?
Mostly I fussed over the panel track again at Big Bad Con so that’s what you’re going to hear about. Friday night’s “You Don’t Look Like a Geek” with Tanya DePass, of I Need Diverse Games, Jamahl Brown, Kristine Hassell, and Brie Sheldon went super well, where they talked about their experiences being nerds and… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #413 – Big Bad Con Review
Hi! Yeah, maybe should have done this one last week, but I had things to say. Geek Girl Con was, as always, great. Our panel went well, even if we ran out of time long before we ran out of material. The games I demo-ed went super well. I ran Blue Rose at the Green… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #412 – Geek Girl Con
Sorry this was delayed, guys. I’ve been getting ready for Big Bad Con this weekend. So, when this comes up, inevitably, a group of dudes will then ask, “Well, what do you want us to do?” It’s not rocket surgery, guys. Stop hiring harassers, rapists, and abusers. For every, “But he’s nice to me,” there’s… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #411 – How Do You Hold Someone Accountable
I did the panel Saturday night at Geek Girl Con with Pleiades McRae and Berlynn Wohl. We compared the novel of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and to a lesser extent the Hulu adaptation, and Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick. For those of you who are unfamiliar, The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #410 – Handmaid’s Tale, Bitch Planet and the Politics of Women’s Bodies