Mar 13, 2015

Why Didn't Your Panel Talk About Gamer Gate? Pax East 2015

Recently, I had the great opportunity to moderate the "Why It's STILL Awesome Being a Female in the Video Games Industry" panel at Pax East 2015 in Boston, MA. I had a great time, reunited with some great acquaintances, made some new friends, and, most importantly, participated in a very important discussion regarding the state of the industry as it relates to women and their progress over the last few decades.

After the panel, I was asked via a number of methods a couple of questions that I have seen pop up again and again: "Why did they have a dude host a female panel?", and, "Why didn't you all talk about Gamer Gate?" In the video below, I provide my responses.

Mar 6, 2015

Planet Fitness drops member who complained about ‘manly’ trans woman in locker room.

RawStory reports: A Planet Fitness gym in Midland, Michigan revoked the membership of a woman who complained that the trans woman she was sharing a locker room with looked too much like a man.

And here's what I have to say about that...