Interesting article, titled The video-game industry has a dress code – driven by a lack of diversity, was added to the tech section of the Guardian on the 18th of May.
However, the fact that there is only 22% of women working in the
industry is something we should worry about. Or at least talk openly.
Yes, according to the studies, this number doubled in last five years,
but it's still small. Women are not expected to make games. Activists
such as Anita Sarkeesian does not help either. Her talks are irrevelant
and not backed by the actual figures/studies. Plus she didn't completed
goals of her well funded kickstarter campaign (yet managed to get money
from people again).
Going back to the whole dress-code thing - Holly states later that she
stand out in a crowd during the event and was very concious of the
clothes she decided to wear. At her best she tried to avoid anything
that could brand her 'sexy'. Somehow the outfit could potentially make
her look less professional, which sounds crazy when we get back to the
casually dressed men.
Okay, so.. thats the type of stuff I've been writing for the past 3 years, purely to meet module assesment criteria. Since my college adventure is coming to end I've decided to post articles like this from time to time here. After all those years I finally started to enjoy writing.