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Escape From Tarkov Developers Say Adding Playable Women Would Be A ‘Huge Amount Of Work’

Battlestate Games, the studio behind the newly popular online shooter Escape From Tarkov, says they won’t implement playable female protagonists for “game lore” reasons and because it would be too much work. Right now, you can only play Escape From Tarkov as a man.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How Parents Can Fight Gender Stereotypes

Parents have plenty of reasons to fight against traditional gender stereotypes. We want our girls to pursue STEM careers, we want our boys to feel comfortable expressing sadness or fear, and we also want to not assume that their outward gender appearance is their internal gender identity.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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See How AI Stereotypes You

Computers think they know who you are. Artificial intelligence algorithms can recognize objects from images, even faces. But we rarely get a peek under the hood of facial recognition algorithms. Now, with ImageNet Roulette, we can watch an AI jump to conclusions. Some of its guesses are funny, others…racist.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Catherine: Full Body’s Successes Make Its Reductive Gender Tropes Sting So Much More

“It’s aged nicely, with a sensual flavor, not unlike a fine wine,” purrs Trisha in Atlus’ Catherine: Full Body while sipping a glass of red, describing the “program” on the analogue TV on the bar next to her. A gentle haze of golden sparkles twinkle around the gigantic red afro puffs bouncing on either side […]

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Ion Fury Developer Backtracks, Says It Won’t Remove Gay Joke Because Of ‘Censorship’

Upon its release, Ion Fury seemed like a bullet-proof success. The Duke Nukem and Shadow Warrior-inspired retro shooter launched earlier this month to rave reviews, with many praising its bloody, chunky blend of old and new. But, shortly after, players discovered homophobic content in the game, and some began to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Ion Fury Studio Apologizes For Developers’ ‘Sexist And Transphobic’ Comments, Will Patch Out Offensive Jokes

The developer of the acclaimed new retro shooter Ion Fury has apologized for what it referred to as “sexist and transphobic” comments made by two of its employees on Discord. It has also promised to patch out several “homophobic” jokes that were included in the game itself.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Twitch Streamer PaladinAmber Does Not Have Time For Your Shit, Internet Creeps

Make creepy comments in PaladinAmber’s Twitch chat at your own risk. “How much for a hug?” somebody asked during a stream a few days ago. In the blink of an eye, PaladinAmber switched over to an infomercial-style overlay, complete with a (fake) phone number and a list of payment options.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Razer Brazil Cuts Ties With Influencer After Her Tweets Saying ‘Men Are Trash’

The Brazilian branch of gaming peripheral maker Razer announced yesterday on Twitter that it won’t be renewing its contract with influencer Gabriela Cattuzzo. The decision appears to be related to a Twitter thread from June 21 in which Cattuzzo said “men are trash” in response to her having been sexually harassed. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The State Of California Is Investigating Riot Games For Gender Discrimination [Update: Riot Responds]

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing said today that it is filing an investigation enforcement suit against League of Legends publisher Riot Games, as part of an investigation into gender discrimination at the company.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Don’t Be a ‘Reply Guy’

When I first started writing on the internet (for the now defunct xoJane) my comments sections and Twitter mentions were mostly filled with wonderful, supportive women and non-binary people. There would be the occasional angry man in my inbox, but writing about food for a woman-focused website meant I didn’t deal…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tucker Carlson Cites ‘Studies’ Proving Men Turn To Alcohol When Women Earn Than They Do

According to Tucker Carlson, “study after study” proves that women earning more than their male counterparts causes alcoholism, drug abuse, out-of-wedlock births, and prison. On his show last night, Carlson made the stunning assertion, rejecting the notion that rising women’s wages is a “victory …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The ArenaNet Catastrophe Has The Whole Game Industry Rethinking Harassment Policies

One week ago, two Guild Wars 2 narrative designers, Jessica Price and Peter Fries, were fired after Price called out a player of the game on Twitter, prompting widespread backlash. Since then, mobs have tried to employ similar tactics against more women, and game development studios have had to take a hard look at…Read more… […]

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See How Many Times Your School District Has Been Investigated for Civil Rights Violations

If you believe your school district or college is discriminating against students on the basis of sex, race, or disability, you’re entitled to file a complaint with the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Sexual harassment and assault are also grounds for complaints. The office is supposed to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Battlefield Subreddit Has Officially Had It With ‘Historical Accuracy’ Complaints

Battlefield V will have women. When this was revealed during the game’s announcement stream last month, most people said “oh neat” and got on with their lives. A vocal handful, however, found this offensively out of place in their “historically accurate” series about ramping tanks over horses. Weeks later, they still…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Charlotte De Witte on her intellectual bond with music, perseverance, and wisdom gained along the way [Interview]

“My goal at that stage [of my career] was just to be happy with what I do . . . and to feel satisfaction in what I’m doing right now,” mused Charlotte De Witte on her earlier days. Little did she know when taking up the art of producing and DJing at the age of […]

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