04/30/2014 09:40 am ET Updated Apr 30, 2014

Playing With Privilege: The Invisible Benefits Of Gaming While Male

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Over the course of the past two years I’ve had the opportunity to serve as producer on the Tropes vs Women in Video Games web series. During that time, I have been taken aback by the intense and often abusive reaction to the project.

This backlash, along with a number of other recent high-profile harassment incidents targeting women, has highlighted sexism in the gaming community and brought the issue to wider public and media attention.

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