According to a 2019 study conducted by the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association, 21% of women are full time employees in the Australian gaming industry and as of 2017 in the US, women make up 22% (IGN). For a long time, the gaming industry has suffered from a lack of gender diversity which has been […]
Korea is one of the most wired countries in the world with gaming becoming increasingly deeply engrained in Korean culture for the past two decades, so it should be no surprise that internet/gaming addiction in South Korea has become so common. In an attempt to fix this problem, the South Korean government has funded certain […]
Like most other countries, South Korean eSports is heavily dominated by male players (what a surprise). Not only is there a massive gender disparity within professional play, but there is also a prevalent issue of sexism within the setting. Kim Se-yeon, better known as Geguri is a 21-year-old professional Overwatch (Team FPS) player. Her journey […]
In 2018, Kotaku released an exposé detailing the company Riot Games’ toxic ‘bro’ culture. Such behaviour included passing women up for promotions or flat out demoting women to lower paying positions despite having adequate skills , underpaying female employees, bosses and colleagues sending female employees unsolicited pictures of male genitalia, lists of female employees senior […]
One could think to themselves ‘Why does diversity even matter, they’re just video games’ but in response I would say that all media reflects the norms and values of a society and video games are no exception. When we only get to see the stories of specific demographics, we don’t get to explore and understand […]
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