20 Tweets: Magic and Misogyny

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Normally I would be covering one of my favorite events: pre-release. It’s everything I love about Magic. You crack packs, play with new cards and get excited about what changes are in store. While searching the tweets for stories of victory and defeat, I came across a conversation that I couldn’t overlook even on pre-release weekend. Women in gaming has been a hot button topic recently–especially with the backlash and harassment towards Anita Sarkeesian. I have been lucky during my years of gaming to only encounter a few real “charmers.” Some of my other girl gamer friends have not been so lucky. This issue surfaced again when Brian Kibler tweeted a photo of a girl at his pre-release. He was immediately bombarded with sexual comments about the girl in the photo. Much ado about nothing or an issue in need of fixing?

[tweet https://twitter.com/Geordie_Tait/status/221689672458444800]

[tweet https://twitter.com/csmason04/status/221687631656923136]

[tweet https://twitter.com/joshuamilliken/status/221697902702116864]

[tweet https://twitter.com/TheCardNexus/status/221684829652123648]

[tweet https://twitter.com/lansdellicious/status/221683537034752001]

[tweet https://twitter.com/Geordie_Tait/status/221746866033926145]

[tweet https://twitter.com/dieplstks/status/221752835044409345]

[tweet https://twitter.com/Michelle_Tait/status/221759398886912000]

[tweet https://twitter.com/Michelle_Tait/status/221758962847059968]

[tweet https://twitter.com/Tzeriel/status/221786554849431553]

[tweet https://twitter.com/Fellwolf/status/221751479525048322]

[tweet https://twitter.com/Geordie_Tait/status/221751146409238528]

[tweet https://twitter.com/trulyaliem/status/221752293022900224]

[tweet https://twitter.com/JhoiraArtificer/status/221699047117955077]

[tweet https://twitter.com/zakman86/status/221728790638899200]

[tweet https://twitter.com/trulyaliem/status/221709517086396417]

[tweet https://twitter.com/dastels_mtg/status/221683831399395328]

[tweet https://twitter.com/seanmcclay/status/221693960266055681]

[tweet https://twitter.com/MrMatazz/status/221786384632004608]

[tweet https://twitter.com/bmkibler/status/221686966805209088]

Heather Meek

@RevisedAngel on Twitter


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