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Cosplaying: How Should I Feel?

As a person who’s actually tentatively planning a cosplay this year for LFCC – and as a person in the atheist community who’s been honestly fucking apalled by how stupid the whole “sex discrimination regulation” things have been at TAM! and such – then I feel like this has to be said:

“Cosplay is NOT Consent aims to educate the community by using the experiences of cosplayers, and convention staff to help put an end to unwanted harassment of convention attendees. We will work with convention owners to help bring comfort and safety back to fan events all around the world. “

All of this should also go without saying. So thank you for there actually being someone (well, a tumblr) saying so.

Hat tip to Jo, who wrote an article about Lolita culture. Go read it!

Halo 4 is, weirdly enough, leading the way in gender equality

It’s not often that I get to comment on gaming and feminism in a good way. [Unless Anita Serkeesian has said something again.]

It’s not often I that get to say nice things about the Halo games. [Unless it’s about the expanded universe, which apparently rocks.]

But here it is: barely a week before the release of Halo 4, Kiki Wolfkill and Bonnie Ross have announced a lifetime ban feature for sexism on XBox Live.

Way to come down on the awesome side of the debate, guys! Though I have to admit, this is the most optimistic quote I’ve ever seen:

“I’d like to think most of our Xbox Live players don’t support this kind of behaviour.”

I’m not going to touch that with a barge pole, for fear of unseating someone else’s faith in humanity in general, and gamers in specific.

Watch and read these links to know more, I have to sleep.

News: Halo 4 creators introduce lifetime ban for sexism

Interview: Halo 4 devs speak out against sexism

Hat tip to Borderhouse for this one.