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?
This is our community. pic.twitter.com/vM5ngBG3— Geordie Tait (@Geordie_Tait) July 7, 2012
The next time you think "not all male gamers are bad, what about *my* two awesome friends!", feel free to keep it to yourself.— Geordie Tait (@Geordie_Tait) July 7, 2012
@Geordie_Tait Because it's way better to say "all" than you know, be truthful/accurate.— Chris Mascioli (@dieplstks) July 7, 2012
@Geordie_Tait I view it as sad when people choose to miss out on something just because everyone tells them how terrible all the people are.— Kim Warren (@Fellwolf) July 7, 2012
@acadapt It's better than fine. It's a call to action and far more accurate than implying misogyny comes from small subset of community.— Geordie Tait (@Geordie_Tait) July 7, 2012
@dieplstks And we wonder why gamers get a bad reputation?— Dave Astels (@dastels_gaming) July 7, 2012
@dieplstks yeah I found some people to block from my FB— Brian Kibler (@bmkibler) July 7, 2012
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