Episode 71: Feminism and Harassment in Gaming and Nerd Culture
This week on a very special episode of Awesome Friday we discussed the ongoing situation in the gaming world for the last two weeks; namely the harassment of video game developer Zoe Quinn and video game critic Anita Sarkeesian.
None of us are surprised at the levels of rage and misogyny directed at these women but each of us reacted in similar but different ways and though we had intended to touch on the subject and then carry on with our regular movie, game, and book reviews and recommendations we ended up talking about this for over an hour.
This episode is just over an hour long. We haven't written much on the subject but you can read the following if you're not up to date on what has been going on.
- Matt's Rant on Twitter
- Badass Digest: Video Games, Misogyny, and Terrorism: A Guide to Assholes
- Polygon: An awful week to care about video games
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