Tag Archives: WoW

[WoW] Rescuing Mina Mudclaw from a rape joke

I’ve been slowly wandering through the new World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria.  Cultural appropriation aside, I’ve been quite enjoying myself.  The pace is nice and relaxed, the quests have been charming, the world is beautifully designed with bright … Continue reading

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Warcraft goes from Pygmies to Sherpa

The original version of this post appeared at Decoding Dragons. This is a difficult post. Not because it’s personal for me, but I feel like someone should say something. The casual cultural appropriation that Blizzard continues to practise is tiring, … Continue reading

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WoW: Female Pandaren revealed

  The NDA dropped last night at midnight PST for the next World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria.  WoW Insider naturally has all of the news nicely consolidated as usual, but one thing in particular that stood out to … Continue reading

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Let’s get rid of “slut plate” forever

The following is a guest post from Apple Cider Mage: Apple Cider Mage is a radi-cool gamer feminist who blogs within the World of Warcraft community. Her loves in-game are collecting non-combat pets, achievements and turning into a dragon. Outside of … Continue reading

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WoW Celebrity, Twitter, and the Problem of Victim-Blaming

The following is a guest post by Apple Cider Mage: Apple Cider Mage is a radi-cool gamer feminist who blogs within the World of Warcraft community. Her loves in-game are collecting non-combat pets, achievements and turning into a dragon. Outside of … Continue reading

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Anti-Gay Slurs at BlizzCon 2011

Earlier today, a reader sent us a link to the Blizzard forums that contained some disturbing news. The closing ceremonies at BlizzCon this past weekend included a performance by metal band Cannibal Corpse; before they started, however, Blizzard employees showed … Continue reading

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No More Excuses: “It’s The Middle Ages, Yo!”

Recently Static Nonsense related their adventure with webcomic author Ryan Sohmer and an ableist comic he wrote for his well read LFG Comic. Static Nonsense submitted a polite letter to Mr. Sohmer and received the following reply from him: Hey … Continue reading

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Something’s Missing…

Katherine O’Kelly is a white, gender egalitarian and science fiction novelist. She specializes in writing non-human protagonists to provide social commentary from the perspective of the “Other.”  She’s particularly interested in creating media that validates male submission and female dominance. … Continue reading

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Tis the Season to Objectify Female Characters in WoW

World of Warcraft’s Feast of Winter Veil has been underway for awhile now, and with it comes new quests, achievements, recipes, and outfits to try to obtain.  One of these achievements in particular is called ‘Tis the Season, in which … Continue reading

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Make a WoW Goblin = Encounter sexism within 30 minutes

[Spoiler Warning: Goblin Starting Area] I love you World of Warcraft, I really do.  The addition of the new Goblin race in Cataclysm has made me squeeeee with joy.  The starting area is so lighthearted, well done, hilarious in parts, … Continue reading

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