Gender stereotypes and male domination are still reported to exist in digital gaming contexts, despite the fact that participation of females is relatively equal to that of males. This is typified by the male gaze within games, but also shaming of female game designers. In this context, the session led by Ursula Curwen, will explore ‘gamergate’ and its continuing effects.
Ursula is a Senior Lecturer in Youth and Education in the Department of Social Sciences at Edge Hill University. She is a self-confessed gamer and feminist who is currently undertaking doctoral research on Augmented Reality Gaming.
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