Items tagged with sexism

As much as some companies would love to ignore the issue, sexism in the workplace is a serious problem, and no company is devoid of it by default. Even Apple, one of the world's largest and richest companies, has sexism running through its veins. In an article over at Mic, a group of women and some men who worked or work at Apple were interviewed about their experiences. This comes hot on the heels of a complaint that was filed against Apple last month, which claims the company isn't doing enough (or anything) about sexism in the workplace, especially with regards to leadership positions. Some... Read more...
In 2016, you would think we'd finally be past the point where companies throw parties involving dancing girls dressed in attire that's on the verge of stripper-wear. Apparently, someone forgot to tell Microsoft that conduct like this alienates many women in the industry - game designers, developers, PR, executives and countless other members of the community. And at Game Developers Conference (GDC) this week in San Francisco, Microsoft's event planning team somehow once again let things go off the rails.  To its credit, Microsoft apologized for conduct at its party almost immediately, but... Read more...
Unless you have unparalleled willpower and have managed to avoid all of the Internet these past few months, you're probably well aware that sexism, feminism, and misogyny have been extremely hot topics. While these issues have long existed, it seems lately like a bubble has finally burst, and accusations are being dealt with all at once. As time has gone on, even more revelations have been discovered, and we're at a point where it's simply difficult to keep track of it all. Take a book published a couple of years ago, for example. Like many Barbie-based books, I Can Be A Computer Engineer was... Read more...
I've recently beaten Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm (watch for the review, coming soon). The ending of the game has been discussed a fair bit, with the main question being whether or not Sarah Kerrigan -- the onetime Queen of Blades, absolute badass, and the focus of the campaign -- is treated poorly in the final moments. There's no way to discuss the events without spoilers, so I'll warn everybody now -- if you don't want to read about the game's conclusion, don't scroll down. Kerrigan at the beginning of the game The Swarm Endgame: Kerrigan, crushing pretty much everything Starcraft II: Heart... Read more...