Tag Archives: misogyny

Game of the Day: Misogyny Island by Samantha Allen, Fred McCoy, and Kat Haché

Today’s game, written by Fred McCoy, Kat Haché, and TBH contributor Samantha Allen, is a satirical reality show (hosted by who else but Daniel Tosh) where you compete with other contestants for the title of Uber Misogynist. It’s hilarious in … Continue reading

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Assassin’s Creed 3 Multiplayer Trailer Makes Me Cringe

Last week, Ubisoft posted a trailer for the multiplayer mode of upcoming game Assassin’s Creed 3. Predictably, it features whites and Native Americans, both men and women, killing each other with rifles, hammers, daggers and the like. Standard procedure for … Continue reading

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The Treatment of Women in Dishonored

Warning: Minor Dishonored spoilers for mechanics and setting, though not for the plot or main story.  Like many other PC gamers these last couple of weeks, I’ve been spending a bit of time with a new friend Dishonored.  This game … Continue reading

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Guild Wars 2 and the misogynistic bad guys

Guild Wars 2 features five playable races: humans, sylvari, asura, norn, and charr. Each of these races includes an antagonist faction who will fight against the rest of their race, and be one of the enemies of your player character. … Continue reading

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Friday Awesome: Jay Smooth on Internet Harassment

This afternoon, the fantastic Jay Smooth released a video about gamer internet harassment, prompted by the harassment of Anita Sarkeesian for her Tropes vs Women in Video Games Kickstarter. The video is embedded below, along with a transcript. So a … Continue reading

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This Week In Harassment

Friend of the blog Anita Sarkeesian of the awesome Feminist Frequency is the latest target of a harassment campaign by misogynist gamers. She has written about the wave of harassment she has received via KickStarter, YouTube, and the vandalizing of … Continue reading

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Hey E3, It’s Time to Have a “No Booth Babes” Policy

  E3 might be a wonderful conference to attend if you’re a straight, white, privileged male interested in getting your photo taken by scantily-clad women at video game booths.  But the women (and their allies) in and around the game … Continue reading

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Wind-up Knight: An entertaining iOS game with questionable elements

  While confronted with a few plane trips and long delays at the airport a couple of weeks ago, I browsed the App Store and downloaded a game for my iPad.  Wind-up Knight is an “endless runner” style iOS game … Continue reading

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Feminism and Video Games 101: The Solution is Both/And Not Either/Or

As I mentioned in the round-up about the Hitman trailer, there are a whole lot of things wrong with this blog post by Tycho Brahe at Penny Arcade, but the thing I want to focus on for this post is … Continue reading

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Link Roundup: Hitman: Absolution Trailer

This week has seen another round of discussion of rape culture in video games, prompted primarily by the release of a trailer for the upcoming Hitman: Absolution, which I will not link. Instead, I will offer a round-up of some … Continue reading

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