feminism

Transgender, Feminism, & Caitlyn Jenner

The public transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner has exposed a divisiveness within the feminist community that echoes repressive rhetoric from decades ago. It brings female misogyny to the forefront and is dividing a community that needs cohesion. It’s not like Caitlyn’s debut revived long-dead sentiments. Even in 2014 this was a hot topic. Then, the New Yorker published an article in which Michelle Goldberg included an example of this bigotry from feminists in 1973, during the time in which Bruce was a rising star in Track & Field. In the article Goldberg includes the following quote from Robin Morgan, giving the keynote speech at the West Coast Lesbian Conference. “I…


Batman: Arkham Knight Review

Format: PS4, PC, XBOX One Developer: Rocksteady, DC Games Available Now Price: $59.99 Rating: M Score: 9/10   Batman: Arkham Knight is the definitive last game of the Arkham series. Since Rocksteady has already released three of the Batman games, (I’m also counting Arkham Origins, even though it was disappointing), the hype surrounding this game was huge and with the teaser trailers that were available  I was excited to play this game. Let’s start with the technical details. The gameplay is fun and a huge improvement from the other games. The music is great, the ambiance, graphics and side missions…



We want to talk to Female gamers

Attention Female Gamers: We’d like to write about the harassment female gamers have had to navigate, whether it has to do with gamergate or not. Even if you have not experienced any harassment, we’d like to see the full range of experiences for female gamers. Please contact us if you’re willing to tell us about your experience and maybe answer some related questions. We will identify you however you wish, by your real personal info or totally contrived.  


A Plea to GamerGate: Please Stop

For those who are not aware of GamerGate, MRAs (men’s rights activists), man children, and many levels of Adam Baldwin being a douche canoe, give this very detailed timeline of the issue a read. I will give you the gist of it. This all began when a jilted ex-lover of Zoe Quinn accused her of sleeping with a video game journalist in order to get positive reviews for her indie game, Depression Quest. That’s it, really. I kid you not. But that one event, which happened almost a year ago, turned into a chaotic, ad hominem filled argument between a broad spectrum of female gamers…


Corporations Fleece Women and They Think We Don’t Know

When we talk about feminism and inequality, we tend to forget that it can hide in more subtle ways within our society. Some of the worst culprits of inequality are the corporations who market products “designed for women.” They charge the female consumer more money for equal or lesser-cost goods than they would sell to men. So, not only are women getting paid less than men… According to the Institute for Women’s Policy and research, “In 2013, female, full-time workers made only 78 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 22 percent.” (http://www.iwpr.org/initiatives/pay-equity-and-discrimination) The Pew Research Center says, “according to…


Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition Review

When most people look at the title of this game, the first thing that may come into their mind is “That’s a mouthful of a title.” It is, but there is more to Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition. For starters, it’s a game that celebrates time-honored Mexican traditions, such as Dia De Los Muertos  (Day of the Dead) and the Luchadors/Luchadoras (Mexican Wrestlers). I was afraid Guacamelee would misappropriate those traditions in awful ways. (see Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show which included Karlie Kloss wearing a Native American Headdress, and  World of Warcraft also has this issue with Mists of Panderia, among many others)…