Overt and Inferential Sexist Language in the Video Game Industry
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The video game industry is predominantly male in both its producer and its consumer base, a result of significant barriers preventing women from participating in the industry equally. These barriers include women's Jack of involvement in computer science education, a lack of confidence in their abilities, and a general attitude of exclusion within the video game industry. This thesis will use feminist language theory to examine the overt and inferential sexist interactions present in professional and casual settings in the videogame industry, and suggesting that the industry might use feminist language theory to create safer spaces for women's participation.