DIVERSITY IN GEEKERY
- Geek Feminism takes a fantastic look at the ways that fandom (and geekiness) have been defined by whiteness, and ask if the two shall ever be ripped in twain.
- If you’ve ever wondered how to combat yourself online in order to best combat sexism, Leigh Alexander has a helpful list.
- The “diversity question” is something that all games journalist must ask nowadays, and Stephen Totilo investigates that change.
- One man’s story of how video games made him proud of his sexuality.
- A fun (and encouraging) look at an all girl game dev camp.
- It takes time and resources to include extra characters (like ladies) in video games, but one Indie Studio has come up with a way to make it easier.
- Epic Games, the creators of Unreal Tournament, say that they’ve revamped their females to make them more “combat ready” and less sexy lady in armor. What do you guys think?
- Criminal Girls is a game that involves guiding seven girls through hell. While the Japanese version includes mini-games to sexually punish the girls (to keep them in line) it looks like that aspect is being scrubbed for North American release. If only we could scrub the whole game.
- Assassin’s and spies are typically characters forged from emotional baggage. Meet Khadijah Khan, a rogue assassin with a past, but one she wants to change…by killing the man who recruited her. An interesting turn for a spy book, and one that is determined to look at the characters three dimensionally.
- Brianne Douchard talks about her inspiration for the “Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld” short that helped bring the characters out of utter obscurity. Watch the short below!
- Rick Remender stirs up controversy by pairing Falcon and Jet in a sexual encounter. She’s not technically underage, but I still feel icky about it.
- Comic Book Resources takes a look at the creation and creator of Wonder Woman. It’s no wonder she’s such a hard character to get a grasp on.
- Wonder Woman’s backstory may be a bit strange, but Black Widow’s origin is a direct impact of 70’s feminism. Read why Black Widow was a herald of a new type of comic book gal.
You made it through Monday – it all gets better from here.