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27 November 2012

One reason why there’s so few women in games. And another. And another…

By Alex Hern

The video games industry is not the friendliest of places for women. Tales of misogyny behind the scenes abound, while most mainstream games themselves treat women as though they are still being made for an audience of primarily teenage boys.But the voices of the women actually in that industry are rarely heard, particularly in aggregate. Which is why the hashtag #1reasonwhy is so important.