They have no place, because developers and publishers have decided not to include them. For any number of reasons – the financial drain of designing extra characters, the belief that women don’t play genre X, or the idea that male gamers won’t play female characters. Regardless, the take-away message from this is that it’s not even worth trying to get women into gaming – that they, as a demographic, are essentially worthless to the industry.
[ via PC & Tech Authority ]
Alexandra Hunter, who works for a San Francisco-based tech incubator called Hacker Hideout, was unapologetic about her company’s ‘Hackers and Hookers’ Halloween party.
[ via The Huffington Post ]
The country’s premier business training ground was trying to solve a seemingly intractable problem. Year after year, women who had arrived with the same test scores and grades as men fell behind. Attracting and retaining female professors was a losing battle; from 2006 to 2007, a third of the female junior faculty left.
[ via The New York Times ]