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This woman was threatened with rape after calling out sexist games—Then something inspiring happened...

This woman was threatened with rape after calling out sexist games—Then something inspiring happened... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"We are witnessing a very slow and painful cultural shift," explains Anita Sarkeesian, the brains behind "Feminist Frequency."
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On Consuming Media Responsibly — Play Time

On Consuming Media Responsibly — Play Time | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
I’m a huge fan of the horror genre. I’m also a longtime video game critic and a self-identified feminist.

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The Guy’s Guide To Being A Feminist Ally In Video Gaming

The Guy’s Guide To Being A Feminist Ally In Video Gaming | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"One of the things I hear whenever I write about misogyny in video games is that there’s a silent majority of male gamers who are uncomfortable with the vicious sexism some of their counterparts deploy against women (and frankly, against men, too)... Women aren’t alone in feeling hopeless, or like there’s no effective way to change either the behavior of individuals or the culture that leaves space for the harassment of women."

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Representation of women in games and movies: the awful numbers

Representation of women in games and movies: the awful numbers | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Catriona tumbled these enraging statistics about gender and representation in games and films for 2013:



Women make up 45% of the gaming community and 4% of the protagonists of the 25 biggest games of the year.

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Girl Scouts Chapter Introduces Game Design Merit Badge | Mashable

Girl Scouts Chapter Introduces Game Design Merit Badge | Mashable | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

By Chelsea Stark

 

"The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles have introduced a Game Design merit badge to help encourage its members to get interested in a variety of science and technology fields.

 

"The L.A. Girl Scouts chapter partnered with the Women in Games International organization to create a curriculum for the patch. Girls will be required to program their games as well as design them, using software called Gamestar Mechanic.

 

"The Boy Scouts of America introduced a Game Design merit badge last month, but it does not include the programming requirement.

 

"The Girl Scouts' version hasn't been approved by the national organization yet, thus it is only available to Girl Scouts in the Los Angeles chapter. According to NBC News, it's designed for girls in 4th to 6th grade."


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