This is a must-read from a self-described ‘geek feminist’.
My longer-term readers will know I can get fairly upset and vocal about harassment and the poor treatment of women in guilds. Related posts from me include parents who play WoW and relationships in-game. The first article includes a link out to empoweredfire, related to guys treating women poorly in-game because they hide behind anonymity.
I’m not denying being a male, who appreciates sexy figures, I commented on a sexy beta character here. I used to joke about having a crush on Alexstrazsa. I’ve talked openly about how my own wife hates WoW, too. Hate is an exaggeration, actually, she’s OK with it now.
However whilst I appreciate the fine curves in WoW, I would be happy to see more balance.
But, all these are pretty weak compared to Mental Shaman’s post on the context of gender within WoW.