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#1reasonwhy Hashtag Creates Twitter Talk On Sexism In Gaming

A question posed on Twitter at the beginning of this week showed exactly what most women who work in the industry have to put up with.

#1reasonwhy Hashtag Creates Twitter Talk On Sexism In Gaming

A simple question posed by a Kickstarter exec on Twitter has opened up the thorny subject of sexism in the gaming industry.

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“Why are there so few lady game creators?” mused Luke Crane.

And then many answers flowed forth. The assumption that to be in possession of a pair of breasts– not man boobs–in the gaming industry afforded you nothing more than a supporting role to your male peers, and the grimness of the online comments, all contributed to a general feeling of resignation from female game workers.

And so, the #1reasonwhy hashtag went crazy on Monday night – check out the graph line on Topsy. A new hashtag, #1reasonmentor, aims to connect women starting out in the industry with older, more seasoned hands, in the hope of stamping out grim, misogynistic attitudes.

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