Sadly, sometimes our ambition falls short of the reality. For that reason I'd like to direct your attention to some important work being done to promote inclusive gaming:
- Ken Burnside addresses issues of sexism in "For Good Men To See Nothing" and outlines things that gamers and publishers can do.
- The Backup Ribbon Project provides a visible way for con-goers to identify themselves as someone who will help if they witness harassment whether by directly intervening, getting help from elsewhere, or simply listening the person being harassed.
- The MESSAGE (Men Ending Slurs and Sexist Attitudes in the Gaming Environment) is an internet-based campaign designed to provide a rallying point for men who want to make gaming inclusive for women.