"Shut up and play"
Vivian James and the presence of women in gaming cultures
The creation of Vivian James, illustrates #gamergate’s function of policing participation and enjoyment of videogame culture. Through a shared embrace of an underdog status elements of gaming culture have become hostile to the inclusion of women. The design of Vivian James suggests that #gamergate is eager to present itself as including women, but presents female positionality in gaming in toxic and problematic ways that seeks to policing female 'intrusion' into digital games through the threat of violence.
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