Thursday, November 29, 2012
#1reasonwhy and #1reasontobe
In the last couple days, Twitter has been blowing up with stories of sexism towards women in the gaming industry, specifically marketers, journalists, and developers. #1reasonwhy began to trend yesterday displaying testimonials of women being judged and harassed because of their gender.
Today, the women of the industry fought back by creating #1reasontobe, a hashtag that embraces the advantages of femininity and video games. Gamer ladies took their stance on why they belong in the industry and how women in the workforce is a positive ongoing change in the gaming industry. These women were not going to be innocent bystanders of gender roles in the gaming world, and we're one step closer to equality in a man's playground.