IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

The articles that have caught our attention over the past month…

Here’s a great piece by Sweet Baby Inc’s Kim Belair for Gamesindustry.biz, offering developers advice on making truly diverse and inclusive narratives that better resonate with audiences.

Refinery29’s Good Game series takes a look at women in esports, claiming that the sector is stronger than ever, but countering it with ‘now comes the hard part’…

Electric Lit speaks to J. Robert Lennon and Carmen Maria about how their anthology ‘Critical Hits: Writers Playing Video Games’ came together.

What motivates male and female gamers? PSX Extreme asks the question and offers some answers.

Outside of games, the Guardian reveals new research which shows that working class people in the UK are paid £6,000 less for the same professional roles as their middle class colleagues. The report highlights that, no surprises, the ‘class pay gap’ is even worse for women from poorer backgrounds…

Meanwhile, Huffington Post has published an article based on Harvard research showing that black women hired onto ‘whiter’ teams are more likely to be flagged as ‘low performers’.

And finally, the Oxford English Dictionary recently announced its Word of the Year – ‘rizz’. It’s a word used to describe people who are smooth-talking, attractive, charming and able to hook themselves a partner easily – a shortened form of the word ‘charisma’. But, as Women’s Agenda points out, can only be used to describe men…

That’s all from us this year! We’ll see you all in 2024!

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