Women in Gaming Night

Date: Wednesday Oct 7th
Time: 7 pm
Location: McB 110
Food: Pizza and cookies!

How are women represented in video games? Does it matter if women are only there as a reward to be collected, like an upgraded sword or a new outfit? Do depictions of graphic violence against women promote violence against women IRL? Are the critics just Social Justice Warriors with their own agenda, or brave voices fighting against a culture of oppression? At this meeting, we’ll dive into the GamerGate controversy by watching a video about Women in Gaming by Anita Sarkessian, and then a counterpoint video. As a group, we’ll discuss the impact that video games have on our lives and how they affect gender issues. Everyone is welcome to attend this lively discussion with pizza!