Female Game Developer Calls Boss Out On Sexism Using Poster Of Scantily Clad Dude

A female games developer working at Hawken developer Meteor Entertainment had a bit of a problem with a poster that her boss CEO Mark Long had hanging proudly in the office, it featured a lady mechanic not exactly wearing much in the way of clothing and it really really irritated her.

She said

It is the first thing workers and visitors see when they enter the building and the last thing they see when they leave. This little lady’s undermeats have been the open- and close- parens to my work world for the last six months.

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Anita Sarkeesian Releases Her First Video in New Series

Anita Sarkeesian has become well known for her take on sexism in video games and the media, and has been both praised and criticized for it. Her Feminist Frequency videos gained popularity after she became the target of a cyber bullying hate campaign last year when a lot of upset (predominantly male) gamers took offense that she had set up a Kickstarter to fund a multi-part youtube series to examine the roles and representations of women in video games. Lucky for Anita, the sexist black lash only enraged the rest of the online population, and she exceeded her Kickstarter pledge goal by twenty-six times more than she had anticipated. Not only that, but Anita Sarkeesian was even invited to speak at a TED Talk last year about sexism in the gaming community and the hate campaign that was held against her.Continue Reading

Zoo Weekly Brings All the Sexist People Out of Hiding

The Magazine, Zoo Weekly, recently posted this photograph on Facebook of a girl split in two. It then asked its followers, “Left or right? But you’ve got to tell us how you came to that decision.” What followed were a slew of horrifyingly sexist comments from the men who follow the magazine on Facebook. The Advertising Standards Bureau had the picture taken off of Facebook for the following reason:

“The image, disturbing nature of having a disembodied woman and the offensive, clearly sexist and even abusive nature of some responses on a page being used to advertise this product should not be allowed. Both the pictures, the questions that are posed and the responses are regularly demeaning and unacceptable to women. Women are objectified and sexualised.”

Zoo Weekly is standing by their claim that the photograph is what the magazine strives for, which is to entertain their followers with content that “doesn’t require too much thought.” Not much thought or not, reading comments like “left cause it can still make me a sandwich” and “right, because it doesn’t have the ability to have it’s own opinion” is disturbing. From these men’s perspectives, the only thing I, as a woman, am good at is pleasing them sexually, making sandwiches, and talking shit. Oh, and notice how none of them call the woman in the picture “she” or “her”, only “it”. Wow, what year is it again?

Way to go, Zoo Weekly.