Sexism in the circuitry: female participation in male-dominated popular computer culture

  title={Sexism in the circuitry: female participation in male-dominated popular computer culture},
  author={Michael J. Heron and Pauline Belford and Ayse G{\"o}ker},
  journal={SIGCAS Comput. Soc.},
  • Michael J. Heron, Pauline Belford, Ayse Göker
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • SIGCAS Comput. Soc.
  • In this paper, the authors discuss sexism and misogyny within video game culture through the lens of two high-profile examples of cyber-mob harassment and vilification of 'girls in gaming'. We discuss the representation of women within games as a set up for a discussion of Anita Sarkeesian and her Women versus Tropes in Games Youtube series. We then discuss indie game developer Zoe Quinn and what has become known online as 'gamergate. We use logs from the participants in Quinn's harassment to… CONTINUE READING
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