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Posts tagged “#1reasonwhy”

The Hawkeneye Initiative: Meteor’s Sexy Poster Mishap

I love stories with happy endings. And uplifting middles. And only sorta upsetting beginnings. This is the rare tale that both rides that grin-coaxing emotional rollercoaster and focuses on issues of gender inequality in the gaming industry. A rarity? You don't even know the half of it - mostly because I haven't told you about any of it yet (jeez, hold your horses). But in short,…

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GTFO: A Film About Women In Gaming Is Going Ahead

A useful warning: If you don't like posts about issues related to women and gaming, don't read this post, and maybe scroll to one of the 17,000 other articles on the site! Hope this helps. (Boy would you look silly if you commented about it now.) The consequences of last year's #1reasonwhy Twitter outpouring have been enormously productive. It feels as though a dam has…

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Feature: #1Rhison

Rhianna Pratchett’s #1ReasonToBe

Recently, we had the wonderful fortune to post GDC's magnificent #1ReasonToBe panel in full. It's a powerfully eye-opening thing - regardless of which "side" of the equality "debate" you fall on - and you should absolutely, definitely give it a watch if you haven't already. One person, however, was missing from its lineup: industry writing vet Rhianna Pratchett, who - in addition to whipping up…

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Watch This, Please: GDC’s #1ReasonToBe Panel

Here at RPS, we are not shy about our support for gender equality in the gaming industry, both in terms of the representation in the games we play and at the various companies that make them. It's a tremendously important matter from just about every standpoint imaginable, from so-called "practicality" (read: business) to common human decency. Nothing, however, beats a firsthand account of the problem…

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Feature: Bums Of Liberty

The Buttocks Of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

Playing through the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm campaign this weekend, I couldn't help but be struck by Blizzard's equality-minded approach to how it depicts its characters' hindquarters. I've just been through every cutscene again, and screengrabbed every bottom I could spot (barring repeat shots and most of the slow zooms).

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Feature: A Mission Statement

Misogyny, Sexism, And Why RPS Isn’t Shutting Up

There were two sessions in a row on Wednesday afternoon at this year’s GDC. The first was a panel of women in the games industry, discussing the causes and results of the #1ReasonWhy and #1ReasonToBe phenomena – the reasons to be and not be in the games industry. The second was Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian, talking about the positive and negative consequences of her Kickstarter…

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Feature: The Real Next Generation

GDC 2013: A Worrisome, Hopeful Contradiction

RPS's own wayward ronin word master Cara Ellison, during a post-convention victory dinner, put it best: "GDC is where we first hear about all the stuff everyone will be talking about next year." Maybe it's a trend-setter, or maybe it's just a megaphone for gentle tickles of trends that are already in motion, but the point remains: GDC tends to be pretty indicative of where…

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Feature: Inaction Is A Cancer

#1ReasonWhy We Are All Responsible

Over the past couple days, a certain hashtag's been dominating the gaming industry's sector of Twitter, and with good reason. #1ReasonWhy has given people a place to voice - often using their personal experiences as a megaphone - reasons why there aren't more women in the gaming industry. Naturally, it's sparked all kinds of debate, but as always, the point is clear: sexism in the…

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