nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,
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Gaming and Women

http://www.tasteslikephoenix.com/articles/women.html

A very interesting essay--I can't speak to its accuracy because I haven't gamed much, but it sounded reasonable, and is the best thing I've seen about paying attention to your student's awareness while you're teaching.

I don't think it's quite right about why women hate having their player characters raped. The essay focuses on the implied real-world threat during in person gaming, but my bet is that getting a character raped in anonymized online play would still generally be unwelcome. There are women who like rape fantasies, but I suspect they would at least want a clearly marked context, and gaming in general is not that context.

Link thanks to Joe Bednorz in rec.arts.sf.written.
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