The evolution of girl gamers
Boy gamers are so self-centered they act as though women haven’t been playing video games for decades, and then act horrified when the female gamers who have always been there actually become visible and vocal about the rampant misogyny that has infected the gaming world.
Like seriously, how entitled do you have to be that women saying “it sure would be nice if I wasn’t treated like shit while enjoying the games I play” translates to “I must be catered to” when video games have LITERALLY been catered to men for decades?
- 1993 - 64% of girls reported playing video games
- 1996 - "home use had increased for fourth grade girls"
- 1998 - "both male and female adolescents play video games on a regular basis."
- 1999 - "88% of the female college students … surveyed were video game players."
- 2007 - 20-47% of adolescent girls play video games
- 2008 - "94% of girls play video games"
- 2010 - "Forty percent of all game players are women."
- 2012 - "Women 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (30%) than boys age 17 or younger"
- 2013 -"adult women are nearly half of all video game players"
I didn’t get all the dates, but I think you can get the point.
Also considered posting my own personal gaming history, but I would’ve had to go back to the 80s for that. e_e
Been playing since I was old enough to hold the NES controller.
Saeri Kiritani recently created a delicate and introspective sculptural self-portrait made entirely using 100 pounds of rice. A reflection of the New York-based artist’s Japanese culture (“I grew up in Japan, where rice was the biggest part of my diet. It still is. You could say that the cells of my body are made mostly from rice,” she commented), the sculpture stirs cultural ideas surrounding food, self-image and others’ perception of one’s culture and self-identity. The sculpture won a place in Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and will be revealed at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Portrait Gallery on March 23 and on view through February 2014.
A clothing store in Sweden has introduced curvy mannequins that better reflect the average women’s body shape. If something like this catches on it has the power to change the whole fashion industry.
The more we reblog this, the more pressure we’ll put on the industry to change their skinny obsessed ways.
I’m going to send a link to this post, and the original one on Facebook, to every fashion brand contact I have - so let’s show them how much this matters!
A big thanks to Women’s Rights News for bringing this to light.
Those mannequins look awesome~
On March 20th, celebrate the greatest American’s birthday by surprising people with kindness. Cardigan optional.
#4. Nature Itself Recognized His Greatness
Naturally, everyone loved him, because he loved them, unconditionally. Really, guys — EVERYONE. Koko the gorilla learned sign language, and the most important thing she needed to tell us was that she’s a big fan of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
“Love YOU,” she signs. “Love you visit.” Then she pulls him in for a hug.
This is the only one of these I will ever reblog
Reblogging again because it is the TRUTH.
They are the couple I strive to be
YES PLEASE GOD SEND ME MY GOMEZ
“How long has it been since we waltzed?”
“Oh, Gomez… hours.”
I idolized them as a kid. And I wanted to marry Morticia. Still do.
They were everyone’s OTP at one time. If you try & say otherwise— YOU BE LYING!!!
AND THEY WERE PERFECT PARENTS TOO!
They were fiercely proud of their children’s accomplishments.
They played together as a family.
They went to school plays, parent/teacher interviews, and helped with school work.
They co-parented, Gomez was just as active in raising their children as Morticia was.
When their children wanted something that they disapproved of, they were disappointed but relented because it would make them happy.
Plus, all TV married couples kind of hate each other and argue 90% of the time for the sake of comedy, but these two have always seemed to be forever and always in love, which is kind of sweet.
And if that’s only possible because they’re weirdos, what does that say about us?
And they say we don’t need gun control, better, easier and affordable access to mental health facilities and treatments, and/or have an honest discussion about our culture’s obsession with violence.