Tag: Sexism

Konami apologizes to outraged gamers amid a myriad of controversies

Last week, gaming giant Konami issued an apology to fans outraged by the company’s supposed “mobile first policy.”   In an interview, Konami CEO Hideki Hayakawa stated that the company’s “main platform will be mobile,” leading many to believe that the company would move away from the well-known and beloved console titles — see: “Metal Gear… Read More

NYC Street Harassment Video Targets Men of Color

In “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” a hidden cameraperson films Shoshana B. Roberts as she walks around New York City for 10 hours. The video, a collaboration between viral video agency Rob Bliss Creative and anti-harassment NGO Hollaback!, attempts to share how women experience street harassment in their everyday lives.  … Read More

Tinder, Sexism, and Brogrammer Culture in Silicon Valley

“Swipe right I am hot, swipe left if I am not.” This is the basic idea behind the widely popular dating app, Tinder. The app has become a popular way to find casual hookups in the area in which one lives. It is not surprising to hear the news of female co-founder, Whitney Wolfe, filing a… Read More