Among the leads of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the knowledge-seeking Jedi-in-training Rey (Daisy Ridley), the latest in a long line of strong female protagonists for the series. And this doesn’t just include characters like Princess Leia (the late Carrie Fisher), who took the “distress” out of “damsel” by aiding and abetting her own rescue….
It’s time for Doctor Who to get with the 21st century.
Rae Johnston, the lifestyle editor of TechLife.net, was standing on line for coffee, minding her own business, when a man approached her about her BioShock: Infinite t-shirt. I’ll let her tweet speak for itself:
There’s so much to learn about harassment in video game culture—not only in-game but also AFK—that it’s been very difficult to encapsulate in one article. So I’m breaking it into two parts. Part one, below, describes the problem of sexism in this not-so-niche geek culture and includes interviews from both female and male gamers. Part two discusses potential solutions.