"You don't look like a Magic player," a familiar comment to women in the Magic: The Gathering gaming community, is also the title of a Metafilter post (by user Fizz) compiling six pieces on gender and sexism among the game's players and creators. The quoted pieces address issues of in-person sexism, gender and identity representation, and the gender gap in fantasy art.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Here at Lifehacker, we love our books. We like them even more when we can justify dropping mad stacks on them due to the insane Black Friday Sales happening at the moment.
We figured that you probably like books too. So we compiled some of our favourite sci-fi and fantasy picks that are currently on sale!
Even in the midst of outing sexual harassers and creeps in Hollywood, politics and media, the internet is still great at publicly shaming people for things such as stolen tweets, clumsy phrasing, or being bad at video games. So you might know someone who's been drummed off the internet for no good reason, or for a good reason that they need to learn from. OK, let's admit it, that friend is you. Here's some stuff to help you lick your wounds.
In tragically familiar news, a powerful man in entertainment was recently revealed to be a scumbag. Harvey Weinstein, who spent millions paying off women who accused him of sexual assault, was involved in hundreds of great works including Project Runway, Pulp Fiction, The English Patient and Air Bud. Weinstein, of course, is terrible, and none of his work redeems this. The question, for some, is how to deal with a beloved work once it bears the taint of Weinstein's involvement.