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Have some fucking accountability

Believe it or not, but this is a phrase that I’ve actually used in a professional context. Suffice to say I was very angry at the time, and I have since apologized to the individual I aimed it at. Not… 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 →

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 →

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 →

TTRPGs and Consent

The other day I was being made aware that a player at UK Games Expo was drawn into a scenario that contained a gang rape and a kidnapping of their characters. They had not been aware of this content and… Continue Reading →

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