Tag Archives: Patricia Hernandez

The Trouble With We Men

  “Videogames are sexist” passes over my ears no different than “the sky is blue.” It’s obvious. But given the strident hostility towards the women combating sexism (most famously, Anita Sarkeesian) it seems that sometimes the obvious is invisible. And … Continue reading

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Dismantling The Default: Homophobia, Feminity, Misogyny and The Default in The Gaming “Community””

For a community of outcasts screaming for mainstream legitimacy, the gaming world is remarkably exclusionary: especially towards women and queer gamers. From the aggressively inarticulate teenagers on headsets to the famously putrid comment sections across the gaming blogosphere, homophobia runs … Continue reading

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Where Art Belongs: The Interactivity and Politics of Video Games

A while ago, I read Where Art Belongs by Chris Kraus, in which he explores the position of art in our current society. Kraus discussed specific instances of contemporary art, such as installation galleries, political zines, music; he didn’t classify … Continue reading

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Against Diluting Censorship

Lana Polansky “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” -Soren Kierkegaard The past few weeks have been dogged by some rather unsavoury aspects of videogame subculture regarding rape culture and … Continue reading

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