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discussions of #suicide, #transmisogyny (note that the bottom of the full article contains screenshots of the harassment)Online trolls urged trans game developer Rachel Bryk to jump off a bridge. She did.
Gaming communities across the Internet are mourning the death of prominent transgender game developer Rachel Bryk, who committed suicide on April 23, after suffering from a lifetime of health problems and months of anonymous cyberbullying. Bryk, 23,
Read more »Here is the reasoning, that drive execs and marketers to pro-actively exclude women from their audiences and to pro-actively encourage a culture in which women do not feel welcome. This is why we can't have nice things... or can we?
This is an excellent piece, by someone inside the industry, outlining quite clearly how and why so many games all but refuse to acknowledge women gamers even exist.
And it really is tough sometimes,