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‘#1ReasonWhy’ Hashtag Explains Why There Are Few Female Games Developers

When games project specialist Luke Crane tweeted on November 27, “Why are there so few lady game creators?” he didn’t realize that he would create a minor tweetstorm. But Crane’s observation touched upon a nerve—and not just because he used the word “lady” instead of the word “female.” Within the last twenty-four hours, games developers—both male and female—have weighed in, using the hashtag, “#1ReasonWhy.”

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Sexual Harassment in Online Videogames: How to Fix the Problem

Feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian said, “Many contemporary online multiplayer games now include voice and text chat integration which is meant to provide a richer shared social gaming experience. Unfortunately, in some of these spaces when a player is identified as female (or LGBT) they are viciously attacked and verbally abused.”

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