Posts Tagged Gaming

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A virtual room of one’s own: Why GamerGate hates crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is not a panacea to the economic inequities of the world; but if GamerGate is any guide, it’s certainly a devil of some sort. In the tangled thread of gendered pathologies that this three-month long yarnball of fury has gathered lies the movement’s shocking antipathy to crowdfunding, with one twitter user sneering that it was “welfare for hipsters.” 

Crowdfunding is not a panacea to the economic inequities of the world; but if GamerGate is any guide, it’s certainly a devil of some sort. In the tangled thread of gendered pathologies that this three-month long ...

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Shattering the sexual skyhook: A review of Numenera’s Love and Sex in the Ninth World

For a genre made up of nothing but imagination, many roleplaying games (RPGs) have shown a startling lack of it when it comes to reimagining social relations. Instead of giving players something wild and new to sink their teeth into, the escapism has always had a rather reductive and puerile bend to it at its worst when it comes to gender, sex, and even race. The construction of all the foregoing in most roleplaying games takes the shape of what I call a “skyhook society,” a world with social relations that are not well supported by what the history, lore, magic, or culture of the setting would make possible. If the world is clearly patriarchal, as many are, ...

For a genre made up of nothing but imagination, many roleplaying games (RPGs) have shown a startling lack of it when it comes to reimagining social relations. Instead of giving players something wild and new to ...

A song of faith and sexual fire: How roleplaying game religions work as moral tools

When one grows up in a traditionalist household, which only ever admitted spirituality of the most reactionary and narrow sort, it is easy to see faith as a rusted chain keeping your head forcibly turned to the leaping shadows of Plato’s cave. My resentment at my Roman Catholic upbringing boiled over into unchecked rage against any and all people of faith, who I blamed for various and sundry ills—like Richard Dawkins, I saw in religion the “root of all evil.” For 18-year-old me, newly flush with age-of-majority status, I celebrated my newfound freedom by ditching the faith of my upbringing and ruthlessly scorning any people of faith as “ignorant” and “backward” people barring the way to true freedom.

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When one grows up in a traditionalist household, which only ever admitted spirituality of the most reactionary and narrow sort, it is easy to see faith as a rusted chain keeping your head forcibly turned to the ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Hugo Schwyzer and the consumption of redemption narratives.

Interns at the Nation had organized against unpaid labor and the Nation Institute has promised minimum wage for all interns starting this fall. Check out the activists’ website here.

Colorlines on why Orange is the New Black is so addictive.

Be “PC.”

Bitch on what you need to know about feminist summer music festivals.

Ughhh hearing about rape threats is just such a drag, right?

Ten feminists you should follow on Twitter.

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Hugo Schwyzer and the consumption of redemption narratives.

Interns at the Nation had organized against unpaid labor and the Nation Institute has promised minimum wage for all interns starting this fall. Check out the activists’ website ...

New online game SPENT asks people to see what poverty is really like

The Urban Ministries of Durham has a new online game. And their goal is to challenge the way you think about poverty and homelessness.

From their site:

Work hard. Do the right thing. Homelessness is something that will never happen to me. Sometimes, all it takes is one life-changing experience to land you on the streets: a job loss, death of a loved one, divorce, natural disaster, or serious illness. Next thing you know, a chain of events sends things spiraling out of control…

How would you cope? Where would you go? What would you do? Figure something out, right? We invite you to take the challenge… Play SPENT

The goal of game is to place you in the position of ...

The Urban Ministries of Durham has a new online game. And their goal is to challenge the way you think about poverty and homelessness.

From their site:

Work hard. Do the right thing. Homelessness is something that ...

New online game SPENT asks people to see what poverty is really like

The Urban Ministries of Durham has a new online game. And their goal is to challenge the way you think about poverty and homelessness.

From their site:

Work hard. Do the right thing. Homelessness is something that will never happen to me. Sometimes, all it takes is one life-changing experience to land you on the streets: a job loss, death of a loved one, divorce, natural disaster, or serious illness. Next thing you know, a chain of events sends things spiraling out of control…

How would you cope? Where would you go? What would you do? Figure something out, right? We invite you to take the challenge… Play SPENT

The goal of game is to place you in the position of ...

The Urban Ministries of Durham has a new online game. And their goal is to challenge the way you think about poverty and homelessness.

From their site:

Work hard. Do the right thing. Homelessness is something that ...