#1reasonwhy – Devs join forces to tackle sexism in gaming

Hundreds of women game designers have spoken out on Twitter about rampant sexism in the game industry as the reason why there are so few female developers in the sector.

Taking to Twitter to vent their feelings in their hundreds over the hashtag ‘1reasonwhy’, developers and female gamers alike lamented the industry for hindering their chances of progression because of their gender and making female players feel unwelcome in gaming.

MakieLab CEO Alice Taylor, who runs a successful business in 3D toy printing, admitted she had applied for a number of game producer jobs in the past, but was told she did not have enough experience despite a CV bursting with a seasoned skillset.

Another person to speak out on Twitter, Lillian Cohen-Moore, claimed she been repeatedly sexually harassed attending game industry events during her first year in the sector.

Positech Games founder Cliffski meanwhile said that he had previously experienced less sexism in other industries such as boatbuilding.

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