30 Days Provides Plenty of Sexism Examples for This Gamer

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Alanah Pearce describes herself as a videogame journalist. She recently did a really interesting 30 day long project to document the sexism she sees in the gaming world. She wrote about it in 30 Days of Sexism at Kotaku Australia. Here's how she did it:

From March 7 – April 7, I documented everything blatantly sexist anyone has said to me. None of these comments were provoked, none of them were replies to something I said, none of them were at all out of the ordinary and the vast majority of them (an original count of 77 images) have been taken out so that this post isn’t as long as it probably should be. This is a 10-picture indication of what it’s like to be a woman who endorses game culture, every single month.

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Sexism example by Quim Gil via Flickr

One thing Alanah Pearce did before starting this month long project was change her usual attire to a high necked tee shirt. Do you think it helped deflect some of the sexist remarks? Find out in 30 Days of Sexism.

Virginia DeBolt, BlogHer Section Editor for Tech
Virginia blogs at Web Teacher and First 50 Words.


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