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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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MEMBERS ONLY: Women Hate Republicans

The Banter Long Read: Republicans have a demographic problem. No, not the one about blacks and Latinos and, no, not the one about Baby Boomers dying off. This is a new one and potentially even more lethal to the long term prospects of the GOP… To continue reading this article, please go …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Reeking Of Privilege, “Brogressives” Are Still Ranting About Hillary And The Democratic Party’s “Fascism”

When you’re safe from the social and economic depredations of Trump and the GOP, you’re free to wallow in privilege and ignorance. Tough luck for everyone else, though, right? It’s been over a year since Donald Trump was sworn in as president. Since then, he has done more to damage to the …Continue reading Continue […]

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‘Bully Hunters’ Organization Claims To Hunt Down Harassers In Games, Stirs Controversy

Everybody’s fantasized about owning jerks in games so hard that they drop off the face of the internet. It’s an appealing idea, but Bully Hunters, a group that’s trying to fight harassment by diving into games and killing harassers, has become an object lesson in why that idea works better as an idle fantasy.Read more… […]

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Florida School Forces Teen Girl To Put Bandaids Over Her Nipples

American schools have this fascinating double standard when it comes to how male and female students are allowed to dress. Boys can wear pretty much anything they want while girls are not allowed to wear anything that might be “distracting” to boys and/or male teachers. Case in point: MANATEE …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Women Earn Significantly Less Money Than Men At Rockstar North, Among Other Gaming Companies 

A number of gaming companies in the UK employ women in roles which, on average, pay less than the ones their male colleagues are in according to a new UK government database. At Grand Theft Auto makers Rockstar North, the gap is particularly large.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Men: Give Women More Credit at Work

Men! Mule Design co-founder Erika Hall has seven ways for you to counteract sexism at work. Some will help you shut down overt sexism; some address more unconscious habits like interrupting women. And you don’t need to be in a position of power to use them. Hall’s article is free of filler, so read it […]

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