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(Important note: the creator of the tag has apologised, realising it was ill-judged (and did so very quickly!). Don’t go being angry at people, please.)
Around a year or so now (and isn’t that just sad?) I wrote a blog post on the idea that “You Can’t Build Inclusion on Exclusionary Language“. In this, I mostly looked at how those responding to GamerGate by calling them ‘fat’, ‘crazy’, ‘virgins’ and other such terms weren’t the solution to a problem – they were part of it.
Then, a few weeks back, I wrote a long post about my dermatillomania.
Shame I’ve got to combine the two, really.
An article published today by the Independent quotes John Cridland encouraging students to take up the arts because “nobody is going to play a game designed by a spotty nerd.”