Girl in the Machine
Friday, June 1, 2007
Girl in the Machine

We are gamers, students, artists.

We are two girls and a gay guy.

We can remember the Days of the Arcade, tell you the original game on which Super Mario Bros. 2 was based (Doki Doki Panic!), and forcibly borrow all of your fingers and toes and those of your immediate family and your dog to help us count our respective game collections.

We are feminists.

Welcome to Girl in the Machine.

What do you do here? We talk about video games -- both classic and new, on any and all formats -- and we talk about feminism, and oftentimes add in a healthy does of queer theory as well.

How do you do it? With lots of pretty pictures of rampant sexism at which we point and laugh. And discussions of where Game Developers Get it Right, How They Get it Wrong, and How it Can Be Fixed. Don't worry, it's not all lip-tightening and arms-crossing and head-shaking. We all laugh and swear and have a great time.

But why?! Well, we love video games. And we've grown up with them all of our lives. We feel that gaming is an acceptable medium to which we can apply feminism, discuss women, and generally have a fun time doing it.

But games are just for boys! No, they're not.

I'm scared! You should be.

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