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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Mr-Truth333
Mr.Truth333

Are women actually expecting respect in an industry where they are NOT THE MAJORITY CONSUMER/PRODUCER. My goodness this is hilarious. Most women back then never cared for this industry and dismissed it in every way possible. Now that they see it's a money maker, they want their piece, but can't handle the fact that it's a male driven industry. So they complain about it because that's the only thing they know how to do properly and the know it will get them what they want while devaluing the product.

I hope you like feminism and PC groups forcing their ideas on the gaming industry even more now guys, because this is where it's headed.