And Here's Why Women In The Games Business Put Up With So Much Crap

Earlier today we showed you some of the many, many Tweets describing the sexism that women in the video game-making business put up with. These were all issued with the hashtag #1reasonwhy.

This morning, something else happened. Author Rhianna Pratchett decided to create #1reasontobe, a complementary tag that would collect reasons women have for working in the games industry.

The #1easonwhy Tweets were dismaying. These, one hopes, will be inspiring. Here's a sampling:


And there's plenty more. Go check them all out. And check out #1reasonmentors as well. That tag is full of female game creators offering their support to girls and women who want to break into the game-making field.