video games

Popaganda Episode: Fandom

Fandom is a powerful cultural force. It can bind together communities, drive the pop culture economy, and revive TV shows from the dead. This episode explores four ways fandom shapes identity, including a look at the Notorious RBG phenomena, a bold exploration of queer fanfiction, a discussion on... Read more »

Who Gets to Call Themselves a Gamer?

Journalist and video game fan Latoya Peterson put together a great short video that explores the word “gamer.”  Read more »

An Indigenous Group Turned Their Stories Into an Amazing Video Game

Video games are an excellent medium for storytelling. While modern games often guide players through fantasy worlds, unfolding complex stories about mythological pasts and alien legends, few video games have thoroughly explored the possibilities of telling strong stories about specific, real-life... Read more »

In a New Video Game, the Villain is Sexual Assault

In many video games, the bad guys are villains hellbent on global domination or zombies hungry for human flesh. In game designer and programmer Nina Freeman’s new video game, Freshman Year, the antagonist is much more... Read more »

Four Feminist-Friendly Video Games to Seek Out

While the past year has revealed rampant harassment and sexism in gamer culture, many video game fans I know are fired up to seek out and support feminist-friendly... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Geek Girls

  If you’ve been paying any attention to the news, you know that the last few months have been a hard time to be a geek girl. Media critics and gamers who have spoken up about sexism in the video game industry have been ... Read more »

As Anita Sarkeesian Shows, Online Harassment Can Be a Life and Death Issue

There was a time when people had one answer to online harassment: “Don’t read the comments.” This week, it’s become painfully clear how harassment women endure online is not something we can fix by just ignoring it. Instead, in this era, online harassment can become a life... Read more »

Video Game Company Promises Female Characters but Fails to Deliver

Assassin’s Creed is an extremely popular video game—but it doesn’t let users play as a female character. Originally, development company Ubisoft planned... Read more »

In Video Games, Women Are the Voice of Artificial Intelligence

Pacific Rim hit theaters last month and for a movie about large robots fighting off hulking monsters, it has a surprising amount of story. The blockbuster has a woman of color as a main character but, sadly, the... Read more »

Where are the Queer Video Game Characters?

There is some quality gay TV on the airwaves right now. According to GLAAD, about four percent of series regulars in the 2012-13 season were LGBT, many of them on massively popular shows like Glee.... 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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