I was a little surprised that there wasn’t already a group here dealing with women (or girls, ladies, female, gender). Maybe that means it’s becoming less of an issue these days, and people are worrying about it less. But I think there are still inequalities, stereotypes, frustrations, and neuroses hanging around those of us who are female and have an interest in playing or making games, or who think of our male friends and family who experience or create games as they are these days.
Last I was aware, women still…
- Make up a smaller percentage of the game development industry
- Are underrepresented in the cast of game characters in big titles
- Appear with unrealistic body types as game characters
- Tend to prefer different types of gameplay and social interaction than men
So, if you got this far, please feel free to stick around and talk awhile about these kinds of topics.