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#1ReasonWhy: Twitter speaks out against gaming sexism
The year in gaming summed up by one Twitter hashtag.
First, the creators of Halo 4 announced a zero-tolerance policy for sexism and other offensive language and behavior on their servers. Then, a loving dad gender-swapped Zelda and Link so his 4-year-old daughter could be the hero, and he shared the code with the Internet.
And yesterday, when a clueless Luke Crane took to Twitter to ask, “why are there so few lady game creators?” Twitter responded, first with, “seriously?” and then with a list of reasons that turned into a literal overnight phenomenon—and led to the creation of a mentorship project.
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Aja Romano is a geek culture reporter and fandom expert. Their reporting at the Daily Dot covered everything from Harry Potter and anime to Tumblr and Gamergate. Romano joined Vox as a staff reporter in 2016.