“No matter what women choose to be interested in they’re immediately demonized, weaponized, and made to seem vapid.”Read More Girls Just Want to Have Fun…
If you haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure the name Animal Crossing rings a bell. If you are one of the few that have no access to the internet, spend your free time churning butter, and drive your buggy to the nearest farmer’s market, then I’m sure you need a quick rundown on what Animal Crossing is. Lucky for you, I can be your Resident Representative!Read More Why Everyone Should Have Animal Crossing
When you sit down to play a new game, that has garnered a lot of attention and accolades there is a lot of excitement and anticipation for that title screen to first greet your eyes. As I got older a lot of the excitement and anticipation for new games has dwindled, I kept asking the […]Read More Connecting with a Character
Video games have been a huge part of my life, growing up with three older brothers I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t either watching them, or playing with them. Being the youngest my parents seemed to have given up when I came around. They used to place restrictions on what my older siblings […]Read More Female Representation in Video Games
Sex sells, and video games are no stranger to this concept. Whether there’s actual gameplay in which the player engages in sexual activity or if the game simply holds sexual overtones, it’s there. Yet, more often that not, the depictions of sex and sexuality in video games are very negative and hold little to no truth on […]Read More Sexual Consent is NOT a game.. but Cute Demon Crashers is!
*Content warning: contains email describing violence against women Anita Sarkeesian is the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representation of women in pop culture. According to the website, Feminist Frequency “largely serves as an educational resource to encourage critical media literacy and provide resources for media makers to improve their works […]Read More Guns Still Allowed After Terror Threats Against Feminist Speaker
I’ve often heard the argument from feminists that video games are sexist because of the blatantly-sexualized images of women that are projected in many mainstream games. I hear the backlash from gamers (mostly men, but not exclusively so), saying “it’s not sexualization; it’s a marketing strategy. Skin sells.” Oh, well, a huge pat on the […]Read More Surprising Sources of Sexism in Video Games
Maybe it’s because I’ve been beyond stressed out lately. Maybe it’s because I haven’t slept much in the last week. Maybe it’s because I’m struggling to juggle a full-time job, a full course load, and still maintain some kind of social life. Whatever the reason is, I am sick and tired of being a feminist. […]Read More Sick and Tired [TW: Racism, Rape, Homophobia]
Hi everyone! I am parklena, a new writer for the ShoutOut! blog this semester. As my bio will tell you, I am an English major and a Women’s Studies minor (although I’m told it is Gender Studies now). I know that many people, when asked what a feminist is, will reply someone who believes in […]Read More Equality in Video Games: Yay or Nay?
I wanted to take a break from criticizing (for the most part, but it’ll only be minor, I promise..) and focus, instead, on something rather positive I’ve seen happening. To be less vague, I enjoy playing a video game called Starcraft; it’s a competitive strategy game, but the details about it aren’t very important. What […]Read More Girls Can’t Play Video Games