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You Are Not All Gamers

So this is a post that’s been lurking in my mind for quite some time. The essence of it falls back to confusing taste with quality, and quality with taste. It also has to do with popular opinion which plays… Continue Reading →

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 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 →

The standard you walk past is the standard you accept

The title for this post was something Lt. General Dave Morrison of the Australian army said in a speech to the Australian troops after allegations of sexual misconduct among the Australian troops. It’s oddly fitting for what I am about… Continue Reading →

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