SEE ALSO: The Hollywood Diversity Report: How movies, TV, sports and online video did in 2015As many of the public facing fires died down, those involved in every aspect of gaming were re examining their world. While the discussion about diversity didn’t start or end with Gamergate, the vitriolic Internet war was too big, and too fresh, to forget.First off, who plays games?As video games have become easier to access thanks to mobile devices and browsers the playing population has broadened beyond simply those who invest in a console or computer. Data now show that everyone is playing games.Pew just released a study saying that 50% of adult men and 48% of adult women a nearly even amount play games.
In 1862, at the height of the Civil War, a woman named Sarah Pardee married William Wirt Winchester, son of Oliver Winchester, creator of the Winchester repeating rifle, and heir to his fortune. They lived happily in New Haven, Connecticut, and four years later, on July 15, 1866, Sarah gave birth to a little girl whom she named Annie. Unfortunately, the child contracted “marasmus” disease and died a short time later on July 24.
Jha started the Empathy Alliance by conducting research on school climate for students in the Bay Area. After discovering that the majority of LGBTQ students surveyed experienced bullying and name calling because of their identity, they decided to work with their old middle school to establish a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) for youth, add safe space stickers to classrooms, fill the library with LGBTQ friendly books, and encourage educators to take Gender Spectrum training (Gender Spectrum helps organizations and individuals who work with youth to become more gender sensitive and inclusive). The Empathy Alliance now serves the entire district, including 42 schools and over 35,000 students..
Although McCoy Douglas considered looking for someplace cool she could go, she decided against it. “I’ve got an autoimmune disease, I have asthma, I have stents,” she said. “I’m more skeptical against the coronavirus.” Unable to cool down,she eventually picked up a neighbor, an older woman with cerebral palsy, and they drove around for a bit in McCoy Douglas’s air conditioned car.
“It’s just crazy, when I used to go to some games, they gave me tickets like eight rows up in the stands, and then you have someone who never been to a game and they put them in the front row. I feel like that was embarrassing. I played 10 years for you.