Race and the Digital: Racial Formation and 21st Century Technologies


I don't actually play online video games too much, but when I do it is a completely foreign world to me. it is very lively to say the least, but the majority of things you hear on the voice steams are mostly males throwing sexualized slurs around freely. I honestly haven been part of the online gaming community for that same reason, because the environment of online gaming has turned me away from it.

Although I do see these cyber clans as a means of cyberfeminism, I think that this is not a way that may integrate women into the online gaming world. I think that clans such as these might initially serve a great purpose of including women in this online world. I think this might actually be damaging in the long run because the key differences between gender might actually serve to further splinter the already exclusively white male online gaming arena.

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