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When I hear a trans joke in a venue as public as a nationally broadcast television show, I'm instantly back in that elevator. I'm no longer the confident woman that I've become over the last couple of years; I'm a scared little girl cowering in the corner, reeling from the ridicule, wondering if they'll follow me all the way home.
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I could write you an angry polemic about video game culture right now. I could undertake educational efforts to help video game commentators understand transgender identity. Nasonex For Sale, I've done that. I keep doing it and nothing happens. Nothing changes. There's always another gaffe, another joke, another game.
So tonight, Geoff Keighley, producers, journalists, if this note manages to make it to your desk, all I'm asking is that you stop. Please stop. Please stop.
Update: Immediately after this article went live, Joel McHale introduced a reader comment by saying, "He, she or he-she says...".
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[caption id="attachment_7089" align="alignleft" width="199" caption="A golden goblet shaped trophy."][/caption] Contributors include – gunthera1, @devilherdue on Twitter, and Rawles The Video Game Awards (VGAs) will air on Spike on December 10th. This prestigious and exclusive video game award show has, in … Continue reading
[caption id="attachment_3442" align="aligncenter" width="410" caption="The VGA "Video Game Awards" logo."][/caption] The Spike 2010 Video Game Awards were on tonight, and I watched it even though I knew it was going to be problematic. Alex reviewed the 2009 VGAs last year, … Continue reading