Posts by Anne Ladyem McDivitt

Anne Ladyem McDivitt is the Digital Humanities Librarian for the University of Alabama Libraries and the author of “Hot Tubs and Pac-Man: Gender and the Early Video Game Industry in the United States 1950s-1980s”. In her free time, she plays video games and co-hosts a podcast about video games, anime, and manga. You can follow her on Twitter or on her blog.

Language & Culture

Toxic Video Game Culture and Why I Don’t Call Myself a “Gamer”

For years, online gaming communities have been plagued with toxic behavior and harassment. The instigators are often young, white, male, and angry. Anne Ladyem McDivitt reflects on how identifying as a “Gamer” reaches far beyond the enjoyment of playing video games.

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