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“Yo, Is This Sexist?” – A Conversation About Feminism and Sexism

Hey folks,  Today, we've got an email that's a little different. This one resides somewhere between a typical Ask Dr. NerdLove and a Post-Mortem. It's less a "help me with my dating issues" question so much as "can you explain some things to me?" letter. He has a few issues he wants clarified and rather than summarizing it all at the end, we're going to take it point by point. … [Read More...]

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The End of Gatekeeping: The Extinction Burst of Gaming Culture

It's been an ugly couple of weeks for gaming culture. Not only did the Zoe Quinn affair erupt, leading to the increased harassment and abuse of an indie games … [Read More...]

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Wednesday Open Thread: Video Games

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for the weekly open thread. Today's suggested topic: When is the last time a video game scared you? When's the last time a … [Read More...]

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Ask Dr. NerdLove: Is My Girlfriend a Gold-Digger?

Dear Dr. NerdLove, I've have been dating my girlfriend for about four months now. It was some sort of non-official "valentines day" here in my country yesterday and we went to a bar to grab something to eat. of course I paid the bill. I pay the bill 97% of … [Read More...]

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“Prove You’re A Man”: Violence, Harassment and Toxic Masculinity

<This is co-published with Thought Catalog> So on Monday, I wrote a thing about Christy Mack's assault at the hands of her ex-boyfriend and the slut-shaming and victim blaming that resulted. It's a complicated and tangled enough topic that it's … [Read More...]

Wednesday Open Thread – Your Guilty Pleasure

Another Wednesday, another open thread. Today's suggested topic: what's your guiltiest of guilty pleasures? As per usual: no hate, no trolling. Other topics are, of course, always welcome. Have at it. … [Read More...]