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On Language, with Amanda Valentine, Part 1

This two part conversation with Valentine covers what she’s working on now, and how she works as an editor to assist authors in crafting books with inclusive language. As the number of women both creating and playing tabletop games continues to increase, thoughtful approaches to gender in... Read more »

Enjoying a Fiasco

I find Fiasco fascinating because the game experience is built heavily on the people at the table and what they bring to it. Read more »

Beyond the Silo

Of all the sexism-related problems we have in games, the low visibility of the women working in games steadily feeds into all of them them. And it starts with coverage. Read more »

Where Are Her Clothes?

Art tells us a lot about game worlds—and art largely tells us that these game worlds contain highly sexualized women present for the heterosexual consumption of men. Read more »

New Year's Resolutions for Fighting Sexism

Any day is a good one for resolutions against sexism. Read more »

The Joy of Gloom

I have a gothic, morbid, Edward Gorey-esque streak a mile wide. I’ve been that way my whole life. Gloom satisfies that love of creepy and adorable in one go, with the added bonus of being a game. Read more »

Why I'm Here

I’ve spent my entire life playing and buying games. As an adult I’ve also reported on games as a games journalist, and even worked on tabletop games as a writer and editor. I want this to be a hobby where people feel welcome, and that means honest discussion of where we’ve gone... Read more »

Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” video games? Fucking ovendodger.  Like water through a bursting dam, the deluge came first in pinprick spouts and then rushed through in a pitiless... Read more »

Backlot Bitch: In Defense of "Wreck-It Ralph"

  There are movies you see once and you never want to see again. Other movies require multiple viewings in order to pick up on the subtext and subtitles. And then there are the enjoyable enough movies to leave on the TV over and over again just because they’re fun. Wreck-It Ralph... Read more »

Bridal Party: You've Unlocked the Bouquet

Oh, Bitch readers. My time with the Bridal Party series is nearing its end. For my penultimate post, I thought I’d share with you something I never knew existed prior to this series. Something so amazing (read: absurd) that I’m not even sure I can develop a critical thought framework... Read more »

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Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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