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Starting Up a New Inclusive Feminist Gaming Blog [Nov. 12th, 2009|09:32 pm]
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Hey, everyone,

I am part of a group of feminist gamers who aim to create a new, inclusive group blog that will discuss games, virtual worlds, and social media through a feminist lens. We want the blog to not just discuss gender issues, but also the intersection of different types of oppression and how they relate to games and virtual spaces. We're interested in writing about gender, sexism, LGBT issues, race issues, class issues, disability issues, etc. and relate them to gaming. It's really important to us to be inclusive, and not just have a blog written by straight, white, female, cis gendered, able-bodied feminists. We want to provide a platform for a diverse set of voices, including POC, LGBT folks, disabled folks, and other marginalized groups.

This idea is being driven by Cuppycake, who posted about it on her blog recently: http://www.cuppycake.org/?p=998. She's being assisted by a few like-minded folks like myself and my friend Alex. I am a feminist POC and I blog at Acid for Blood. Alex blogs at While!Finished. We wanted to join forces with Cuppycake and others to create something bigger, cooler, and more awesome than our individual efforts.

Right now we're looking for people who might be interested in guest posting or even being a regular blogger. We'd also welcome any ideas or suggestions as well. If you're interested or want to learn more, please contact me at acidforblood@gmail.com.

Hope to hear from you!

ETA: The blog is located here: http://borderhouseblog.com/ (and I also wrote a little blurb about it on my blog.)

[User Picture]From: fire_fly
2009-11-13 09:03 am (UTC)
Not sure if you've checked in there already, or if you're involved with them, but the Iris Network forums attached to Cerise magazine might net you some contributors. :-)
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[User Picture]From: brinstar
2009-11-13 07:34 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Thank you for the potential leads!
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[User Picture]From: 8mph_ansible
2009-11-16 04:23 am (UTC)
Wishing you the best of luck. And a likely reader... when I'm not at work. (Seriously, websense blocks almost everything!)
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[User Picture]From: polymexina
2009-11-29 04:30 am (UTC)
can you unlock this post? i want to boost the signal at hathor.
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[User Picture]From: brinstar
2009-11-29 06:37 am (UTC)

Thanks for the signal boost! :-D

Edited at 2009-11-29 06:41 am (UTC)
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