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From GamerGate to Pizzagate: How the Harassment of Women in Gaming Emboldened…

In February 2016, the Washington Post published an article by Caitlin Dewey entitled, “In the battle of Internet mobs…
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Uncharted 4

How Uncharted 4 Challenges Gender Stereotypes in the Adventure Genre

Uncharted’s inspirations are about as classic as they come. Epic set pieces, exotic locations and witty banter; these are…
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Twitch Chat Study Confirms Female Streamers Often Face Objectification

A group of researchers from the Indiana University Network Science Institute analyzed more than 70 million chat messages posted…
Dishonored 2

The Morally Ambiguous Women of Dishonored 2

I knew right away that my first playthrough of Dishonored 2 was going to be as Emily rather than…
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Overwatch

Overwatch’s Gender Problem

Of the roster of twenty-two playable characters in Overwatch, nine of them are women. While that’s not an equal…
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Short Documentary Chronicles Inspiring Story Of Girls Make Games Founder

Artifact Studios published a new short documentary about the founder of the Girls Make Games program, Laila Shabir, and…

iconTropes vs Women in Video Games: Sinister Seductress

This episode of Feminist Frequency explores how female villains in games very often function to demonize femaleness itself, drawing…

More Women In Game Composition Than Ever, But Gender Pay Gap Looms…

As the organizers of GameSoundCon were gearing up for their convention for game sound workers, they sent out a…
Barbie Dreamhouse Party

A Brief History of Barbie Games

When it comes to female video game protagonists, there is one name that is conspicuously missing from any lists…
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Lara Croft

Study Finds Decline in Sexualization of Playable Female Video Game Characters During…

A new Indiana University study analyzing in-game content from 571 titles released between 1983 and 2014 finds female video game protagonists…

iconTropes vs. Women in Video Games: Are Women Too Hard to Animate?

This episode of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games examines the general lack of female representation among standard enemies…
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Why Nintendo’s Decision to Reject a Zelda Heroine is Especially Disappointing

As a woman who loves games, who spends much of her time writing about them, and who would see…
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Techies Portrait Project Tells Stories of Underrepresented Silicon Valley Employees

Photographer Helena Price started a portrait project at the beginning of this year called Techies. She put out a…
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iconTropes vs Women in Video Games: Body Language & The Male Gaze

Season 2 Episode 2 of Feminist Frequency‘s Tropes vs. Women in Video Games examines the ways in which character animation–which…
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Blizzard Removing Overwatch Tracer Pose Over Complaint

Blizzard‘s Overwatch, which is still in beta, has recently gotten new skins and victory poses. One of which caused…

Microsoft Apologizes for Hiring Scantily-Clad Dancers for GDC Party

Xbox is apologizing for hiring scantily-clad dancers for their Game Developers Conference party. The event came on the same day…
Ashley Williams in Mass Effect

5 Female Video Game Character Designs That Missed The Point

I wrote about female character designs I like a while ago, so I decided to follow up with a…
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iconBBC Three Explores The Dark Side Of Gaming: Women Fighting Back

BBC Three has released a new feature profiling the gamers, developers and journalists who are “calling out sexism in the…

iconTropes vs Women in Video Games: Strategic Butt Coverings

In this episode of Tropes vs. Video Games, Feminist Frequency examines the ways in which designers often employ camera angles…
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Anita Sarkeesian Receives Warm Welcome From UMASS Amherst

Last week the University of Massachusetts Amherst welcomed Anita Sarkeesian as a guest lecturer for their year long lecture…

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