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The Border House Podcast – Episode 2: Diversity, Cohesion, and the Gaming Community
[caption id="attachment_6548" align="aligncenter" width="180" caption="A glowy keyboard."][/caption] The week we talk about the different ways the social aspect of the gaming community handles diversity issues. Because this episode deals with person accounts of uncomfortable moments of discrimination in gaming, please proceed with caution if this topic could be a trigger for you. The Border House Speakers Mattie Brice - Host Kim - Editing Anna Rawles Referenced Material Fat, Ugly, or Slutty To My Someday Daughter THAT Panel The Straight Male Gamer Transphobia and Cissexism in Dragon Age The Straw Feminist Trope Online Harrassment ETA: The transcript for this episode is up here: http://borderhouseblog.com/?p=6895 Opening & Closing Credits – Was that away message for me? by 8bit Betty