Women in the gaming world are expressing through Tweets why there are so few females in the industry.
Luke Crane, who works as the games project specialist at crowdfunding site Kickstarter and self-publishes role-playing games, asked, “Why are there so few lady game creators?”
Here are just a few of the Tweets we read:
#1reasonwhy Because even at the director level I was told that "women in this company aren't allowed to drive alone at night"
#1reasonwhy Because a company celebrated their launch party w/pole dancers as "a display of feminine strength," not, ya know, weightlifting.
Anna Eve Cail@G33kGrrly
#1reasonwhy RT @br: The trolls better bring their A-game. You can't be worse than some producers I've worked with.
Because too many women are scared to speak up when they are harassed/assaulted because they fear the impact on their career #1reasonwhy
Tarryn van der Byl@nxtrms
Because we can't even complain about sexism in the gaming industry without men complaining that we're complaining. #1reasonwhy
#1ReasonWhy because men dont see this as their fight too. Even the "good" ones wont stand up and say something
Because too many industry events feature half-naked women as eye candy for "networking". #1reasonwhy
RT @janetharvey because I'd like you to ask my opinion as a designer, not only ask me what I think when you want to "pink it up" #1reasonwhy
@br When announcing MY new game, an industry publication referred to me in the headline not by my name but as John Romero's wife. #1reasonwhy