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A Mile in Her Shoes: Teaching Transphobia through Video Games

I had tried to teach my students in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 100 about transphobia before. When I unwittingly assigned them a classic feminist essay that contained some transphobic language (including an uncritical quotation of Janice Raymond, the use … Continue reading

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TransMovement: Freedom and Constraint in Queer and Open World Games

Samantha Allen is a transgender woman, an ex-Mormon and a PhD student in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Emory University writing a dissertation on sexual fetishism. She is also an erstwhile singer-songwriter. You can find her on the web … Continue reading

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Game of the Day: The Hunt for the Gay Planet by Anna Anthropy

Anna Anthropy created The Hunt for the Gay Planet in response to the news that the same-sex romances being added to The Old Republic will be behind a paywall. The game is a hilarious and fun space adventure. Check it … Continue reading

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IGF 2013 Finalists Announced

Each year, the Independent Games Festival takes place at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.  This year’s finalists have been announced, including an impressive list of innovative, beautiful, experimental, and fun indie games. Particularly notable is Anna Anthropy’s game … Continue reading

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Why “if you don’t like it, make your own” is not a valid argument

This entry was originally posted at Deirdra Kiai Productions. Today, in response to critical outcry on a certain disgusting videogame trailer making rounds on the internet (relevant links here, here, and here), Tycho of Penny Arcade fame responded saying that … Continue reading

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dys4ia: A game about hormone replacement therapy

  [Trigger Warning: Transphobia] Anna Anthropy, also known as Auntie Pixelante, is an occasional guest writer for us and the author of the new book Rise of the Videogame Zinesters.  It would be an absolute shame not to talk about … Continue reading

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Activist Games

A few items from the past month that I wanted to bring to our readers’ attention: First, Auntie Pixelante has created a game called Defend the Land, which is a satire of transphobic “women-born-women” policies at music festivals like MichFest. … Continue reading

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