How Some Women Use the Title of Gamers to Put Down Other Women

There seems to be a trend among some women, where they try to distance themselves as much as possible from other women in order to be seen as different or unique. These women tend to put down other women by saying things like, “I’m not like other women, I do this.” For example, some women pride themselves on the fact that they’re just “one of the boys” and do not engage in stereotypically feminine activities. This attitude is rooted in internalized misogyny. One of the ways in which this manifests itself is when women who identify as gamers use their … Continue reading How Some Women Use the Title of Gamers to Put Down Other Women

Returning to Questions of Escapism, Identity, and Bias in Computer Systems

Everyone has different identities, and these identities in turn affect the material reality of one’s life; these phenomena influence how a certain game may or may not be an escape from someone’s reality. One of the class readings that touches … Continue reading Returning to Questions of Escapism, Identity, and Bias in Computer Systems

Is Drone Operation like a Video Game?

I recently read the articles “Do Gamers Make Better Drone Operators than Pilots?” and “Drone Pilots Say Their Job is Not like a Video Game”. I don’t think that the articles are necessarily disagreeing with each other, but I think that some of the people interviewed in the articles would disagree with each other on certain opinions. “Do Gamers Make Better Drone Operators than Pilots?” states that some research has shown that some aspects of a video game psychology helps with drone piloting due to the lack of emotions that video gamers experience when playing games. While the player may … Continue reading Is Drone Operation like a Video Game?