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Insidious Sexism

When I told colleagues that I was going to do some writing about problematic enemies in games, one of the enemies that came up was the Desire Demon in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II. While I don’t disagree… Continue Reading →

Problematic Enemies – The Broodmother

[…] The symbol of the monster, the abject, exists to embody and assuage our fears of the natural and unruly body. In order to maintain the current social order, which privileges the intellectual and social over the emotional and biological,… Continue Reading →

The Consequences of Design

Much of life is about overcoming barriers. Every organism, from lowly one-celled animals to human beings, exists by interacting with its environment. This interaction includes moving from one place to another, creating a space for the self, lifting a load,… Continue Reading →

The trouble with fembots

I’ve got some news for you Fembots have feelings too – Robyn, Fembot To tell the absolute truth, they probably don’t have feelings, though. At least not emotions of the messier kind, the kind that real women have to live… Continue Reading →

Personal Development vs. Systemic Problems

This is one of those blog posts where I don’t have a scientific study to support my hypothesis, so please take this post with a grain of salt. It’s an opinion and because of that, it’s not scientifically proven. Nor… 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 →

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