20 Tweets: Magic and Misogyny

Written by Heather Lafferty on . Posted in Magic Culture, Social Media

20 Tweets: Magic and Misogyny

Heather Lafferty

Heather brings a rare level of passion to all things Magic. She's not a tournament grinder but she loves the game and the community more than most. She's the inventor of 20 Tweets and one of the lead content developers for Legit MTG. Her official title around here is Community Manager but we all know her as our Angel.

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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