I was first introduced to Jordan Newton by stumbling upon her article, On #GamerGate and Bad People, and not only did I like the article it struck a chord on my own project to counter the media’s constant inundation of negative and sensationalized stories about women in gaming and STEM. In the article she talks about perception, in this case the perception of GamerGate, but overall how the media has pushed a perception that does not match reality. So, I figured she’d be great to talk to, as a student coming up through a STEM field, a woman who is actually doing it, not writing about it, and as a gamer. Who better to tell us if the industry, and gaming in general is hostile to women? Certainly not journalists and non-gamers, so without further ado, here is what Jordan had to share with me today.
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