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Ugh, Emotions: Part IV

CW: harassment, gaslighting, suicidal thoughts By necessity and signed paperwork, I’m keeping it vague. It’s also in the past. I’m posting it because I have this idea that we need to show that negative behaviour doesn’t have to be sexual…. Continue Reading →

Ugh, Emotions: Part III

This post is a bit of an interlude where I talk about the difficulties marginalised groups have in getting hired, it’s also about being a victim, but refusing to be victimised. And it’s a “glorious” CV because I just know… Continue Reading →

Ugh, Emotions: Part I

CW: Harassment, exclusion. This is a difficult set of posts for me to write, because they admit to my own complicity in a culture I desperately want to change. To understand gaming, the games industry and the gaming culture it’s… Continue Reading →

Critique needs to come from a place of knowledge

I think the thing that was most outrageous to me during GamerGate – in some ways regardless of what people actually thought about the GamerGate “movement” was the unwillingness or inability to even try to find out the facts. The… Continue Reading →

For fear of punishment

Perhaps you’ve noticed that I’ve been more quiet than usual over the last couple of years here at discordia. I’m trying to change that. In part by writing my blog posts in bulk (surprisingly this works better than I thought)… Continue Reading →

Post GamerGate

This is a new decade (well, technically, it’s not really a new decade until 2021, but who’s counting) and there are a bunch of retrospectives out there. This is… maybe not so much a retrospective as a reflection. If existing… Continue Reading →

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