it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.
200 strips and counting
Yesterday I posted the 200th strip of depression comix, which is a notable milestone. A lot of webcomics don’t make it this far, and I’ve had my share of failures in this regard, but making it to 200 … well the next one is 300, isn’t it?
Response to “No woman ever cared about gaming pre-2005” comment
Personally, I’m offended that “no woman ever cared about games pre-2005.” My folks got me a Nintendo system when I was in middle school/high school and my best friend and I played plenty of Super Mario Bros and Tetris. Believe me, that was pre-2005. Also, I “passed” the official gamer test by completed games on more than 2 formats (console, PC, etc) by the time I was in high school - again pre-2005. Heck, that was pre-1995.
No, my ‘boyfriend’ did not get me into games. I was too nerdy to warrant one. And my begging my parents for a gaming system as a 12, 13, 14 - year old, certainly is pre-any boys showing interest in games. In fact, most of the boys I liked didn’t play video games.
Board games were a regular thing in my family. I know those don’t “count.” But we had board game nights every so often and spent many nights playing cards and board games at the cabin at the lake when I was growing up.
In fact, once we had a computer, I played “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” on PC, back when everything was DOS line command. Best friend and I would logon to Prodigy and play various games there.
Sure, I don’t play games as often as I used to and even as often as I’d like. I’m a busy working scientist with a family, dogs, teenage kids, and too many things to do with not enough time.
But I still play board games, computer games, console games, card games, and attend cons with gaming focus. Nothing has changed since the late-1980s when my keen interest in “games” (just to qualify for the sort of games I think the commentor means) burgeoned. And I have always been a girl/woman/female.
Psychologists Laura R. Ramsey and Tiffany Hoyt in new study