Feminism for wargamers, a reading list

I mentioned a feminist link-fest in the last post. To keep you interested in the issue, here is a selection of articles I think you should go read.


An excellent
treatise on Bayonetta, and why “strong female characters” can be extremely sexist when they’re a product of male gaze-infused design.
gomakemeasandwich.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/bayonetta-and-the-male-gaze/


Monica Speca
gives Privateer Press some credit for their character designs. She also explains the difference between sexy and sexist. This post was a follow up to …
gamingaswomen.com/posts/2012/06/sexy-vs-sexist-round-2-privateer-press-warmachinehordesiron-kingdoms/

… this one, where Speca rips on the misuse of a D&D comic book character. Make sure you read the posts that are linked in the first paragraph as well.
gamingaswomen.com/posts/2012/05/sexy-vs-sexist-using-an-example-from-the-current-dd-comic/


John Scalzi
tackles white male privilege. One of the simplest, most down-to-earth explanations of a complex issue I’ve ever read.
whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/15/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is/


SinSynn
of House of Paincakes wrote an extremely weird article. While the post itself is epic trolling, the discussion in the comments ended up interesting.
www.houseofpaincakes.com/2012/06/sexy-models-need-i-say-more.html


James S
(sparked by SinSynns post) talks about sexy models done right.
warpsignal.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/the-other-sexy-models/

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