The Feminist Gamers blog is a dedicated to Gaming, and Feminism, in no particular order.
While spaces for women gamers are not new, this site is not intended to be exclusive to women. It is, however, a safe space for women who enjoy all forms of games and gaming; both on- and off-line. Racist, sexist, and homophobic language (which is dismally prevalent in many online gaming environments) will not be tolerated, and users who are found to be abusive will be banned. Comments are moderated and spam comments will be deleted without being reflected in comments at all.
This is a non-profit, non-commercial site. We do not sell advertising space, sell or trade contact information, and have sole responsibility and proprietorship of the content on this site. Related content is linked in good faith.
We hope to cover all forms of gaming; consoles and handhelds and computer games, single, multiplayer, and online. We will even examine pen-and-paper roll playing games (like Dungeons & Dragons), and indie board game culture (Settlers of Cataan, anyone?)
About the authors
Mighty Ponygirl has been a feminist and a gamer all her life. She lives on the East Coast with her husband. She stood in line on release night to get a Nintendo Wii, upgraded her computer so that she could play NWN2, and recently bought a new TV so that the Hi-Def games on her 360 could be prettier. She likes Adventure games, RPGs, and some Strategy games. She also enjoys board games.
Cesar is a liberal feminist single man who has been gaming since he was seven years old. He first got his hands on a Mega Drive (the Genesis), and later on a Super Nintendo. He began playing games such as “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past” and “Sonic the Hedgehog”, and his tastes evolved to include PC games such as “Civilization IV” and the MMORPG “City of Heroes”. He loves tabletop games that involve strategy and a healthy amount of backstabbing.
He discovered feminism in his mid-to-late teens when he began surfing the Internet, and he is proud to call himself a feminist. Cesar is currently studying at McGill University in Montreal, Canada to become an English and biology high school teacher, and he plans to teach there in the future. This is his first time writing a blog, ever. He doesn’t own a personal web page, but he lurks around sites such as Pandagon and Shakespeare’s Sister.
Moira is a liberal feminist married gay woman, and she’s been gaming in various forms since she was a wee thing — her father played Candy Land to win, and things just took off from there — and she’ll probably be buried with a console controller in her hands. She wishes she were better at FPS and fighter games, but has come to the sad realization that she’s not. Role-playing games (PC, console, pencil-and-paper) are more her speed, really.
She can be found elsewhere on the Intertubes at http://kaninchenzero.livejournal.com/, http://k0.johanssons.org, and in the comment sections of Pandagon and Feministe.
Maureen O’Danu (Odanu) has been a feminist all her life and a gamer (beginning with first ed. D&D) since the age of eleven. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two sons (surrounded by testosterone and trying to raise pro-feminists who are gamers).
Maureen has a Master’s degree in social work. When she’s not gaming and parenting, she’s providing case management service to homeless people or writing on her blog at Walking Upstream at her livejournal. Occasionally she has even been known to troll comments at Pandagon and other feminist and progressive blogs in the neighborhood.