Two Strangely Relevant Links
One: This very interesting piece in Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, called “Queer Female of Color: The Highest Difficulty Setting There Is? Gaming Rhetoric as Gender Capital,” which discusses in some detail my “Straight White Male” piece from earlier in the year, and the fact that it got some traction — and why that might have been. Well worth reading.
Two: Writer Joe Peacock’s “Rethinking My Stance On ‘Fake Geek Girls'”. Mr. Peacock, you might remember, wrote a piece for CNN on “fake geek girls” which prompted my response here. In the time since he’s had he’s been thinking about his stance some more and now appears to want to do some serious thinking about it, and is asking for input from others on the matter. You could be one of those folks! Follow that link at the top of the graph to do so.
To encourage people to discuss these topics elsewhere, I’ll turn the comments off on this entry here.