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Problematic Enemies – The Banshee

This post represents my opinion only, and not that of my employer. Kristeva’s theory of abjection provides us with an important theoretical framework for analysing (…) the representation of the monstrous-feminine, in relation to woman’s reproductive and mothering functions. However,… Continue Reading →

Ugh, Emotions: Part II

CW: Harassment, sexism, sexual harassment In 2000 I wrote my thesis at a mobile games company. It was titled User Interfaces for Role-playing on a Mobile Platform. I still have it somewhere. It’s 150 pages long and is probably quite… Continue Reading →

A Reckoning

Right now, a reckoning is shaking the games industry and culture. Predators are being called out, and I can only think of Flemeth when she pours out her pain to Morrigan and the Inquisitor. She was betrayed as I was… Continue Reading →

The Standard You Walk Past

The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. – Lieutenant General David Morrison The title of this post was something said by Lt General David Morrison in a speech to the Australian army, after allegations of sexual misconduct… Continue Reading →

A Prisoner of the Abject

Sarah Kerrigan’s Transformations throughout StarCraft. I want to preface this blog post with two things. 1. I’m only looking at Kerrigan through the games, not any of the surrounding media. 2. I’m probably wrong about all of this, so don’t… Continue Reading →

Retention is only part of the puzzle

In Gamasutra there’s an excellent article by the Pixelles describing the seven primary reasons why women leave the games industry. In it, the Pixelles make the case for what we can do to retain women in the industry, and I… Continue Reading →

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