Swan Tower - three links on gender in fandom

Mar. 21st, 2012

02:38 pm - three links on gender in fandom

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Dear Wizards: Why Failing Less at Gender in 5E Would Be Good For Your Bottom Line

The Girl Geek Community is Hidden, Ever Wondered Why?

“Geek girls” and the problem of self-objectification

And for a bonus, the tumblr Escher Girls, which I may or may not have linked to before, but is a brain-liquefying collection of everything that is horribly, horribly wrong with the visual depiction of women in comics/anime/gaming art/etc.

It isn't on par with the political issues we're facing right now, but I see no reason why I can't decry sexism in multiple forms at once.

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From:aishabintjamil
Date:March 22nd, 2012 01:35 am (UTC)
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You might be interested in this little convention: http://sophia.smith.edu/conbust/info.html It focuses on women participants in gaming, sf, and other geeky pursuits.

I don't know how big it is, as I haven't been before. I suspect it won't be terribly large, being a student-run convention, but it's nearby enough that I thought it would be a good thing to support, and wrote to them offering to be on programming. I'll probably have a blog with a full report on my LJ page after I get home.
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From:swan_tower
Date:March 22nd, 2012 09:10 am (UTC)
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They are, sadly, on the wrong side of the country for me. (I think some of their people come, or used to come, to VeriCon, though -- I remember there being a Smithie contingent there.)
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