I get “fake geek girl” BS in job interviews. I have skipped applying for programming jobs because the ads promote the “bro-centric company culture,” where it is common to drink beer and no one complains about your naughty sense of humor. I have applied at companies that won’t interview me for the position that I’m qualified for because the type of programming that I do is more typical for guys and this other type over here that I don’t do is more typical for girls; in order to show how inclusive of women they are, they strongly encourage me to apply for [girl job] despite me being grossly overqualified for [boy job that I can’t be interviewed for]. I have gone to interviews where it is made clear to me that I’m the affirmative action candidate, that they were intrigued by my claim to play video games [which I was tested on], and then had the technical interviewer act astounded because during my whiteboarding exercise, I followed a coding standard that prevents a security breach and no other applicants did— and then not gotten the job. I have had jobs where my opinion was dismissed by my superiors who were less qualified than me, who repeatedly interrupted me during demos to tell me that I’m doing the demo wrong on a product that the interrupter has never used— and then gotten fired for calmly standing up to him.
So let me tell you why there are so few games with strong female protagonists and so few games with characters that women can identify with as idealized heroes: games are made by men for themselves.
PetticoatDespot (Click for full comment on an also great article)
Yeah but WHY aren’t there more women in the tech center? Must be because of their genetically weird lady brains AMIRITE?!
Emma Sulkowicz is on the cover of this month’s New York Magazine and that is the coolest thing wow
DUUUUDE this is a huge fucking deal honestly
This made me so happy
"all girls dress the same"
DO NOT BUY THE NEXT MIRRORS EDGE GAME
DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE PURCHASING ANY EA GAME IN THE NEAR FUTURE
EA HAS HIRED ANITA SARKEESIAN TO WORK ON MIRRORS EDGE
DO NOT SUPPORT ANITA UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
SHE NEEDS TO BE RUN THE FUCK OUT OF THE GAMING INDUSTRY
No, she should not be allowed anywhere near games!
HOLY SHIT a woman who voices popular opinions on Female roles in video games was hired to work on a video game with a female protagonist???? I can’t believe this shit how did we let this happen, it’s almost like game developers WANT to make sure about strong, developed roles. God, the nerve of some people.
did someone forreal post a crying naurto reaction image in response to this like as a not joke
I wonder if the OP could even give a coherent response as to WHY it’s so important anita sarkeesian not be allowed to work on videogames
anita sarkeEVILsian is a witch who wants to take away our guns and penises guys dont u know spread the word :,(
(but really, this makes me look forward to Mirror’s Edge 2 even more)
Urbance animated project is now on Kickstarter.
YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO