Female gamers who have faced discrimination will probably find
this interesting, via Erik
Tracy Fullerton, a professor in California who teaches gaming design, talks about what it’s like to be a woman in a profession that is dominated (almost 90%) by men. “If you let anyone know you’re a girl, you’re going to get hit on or picked on”.
She goes on to describe the stereotypes that female gamers face, such as being casual, or not being good at any ‘real’ games. She also derides the terrible quality of most games marketed towards female gamers.
Inspired by the lack of women in her classes, Mindy Faber at Columbia college organizes a four day summit on gender and gaming. She believes one of the main problems facing the industry is that female gamers do not see their favorite pastime as a potential career.
Of course, they both know the real reason for these stereotypes, it’s #TFTF