In my last post, I wrote about a videogame called Depression Quest. Most of this focused on technical aspects, considering how the more traditional techniques of aesthetics, form & content mix with videogame mechanics & player agency. Of all that I touched on, the sexism, ableism & abuse targeted at its lead creator, Zoe Quinn, was only mentioned briefly. Whilst I still wish to refrain from engaging in any discussion around the events that transpired, I do want to comment on something related, coming off of this.
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I’ve seen a lot of stuff in the media recently, & heard a lot of stuff from people that I care about, that makes me believe that this post is necessary. This will be a serious post. It deals with something I’ve come up against again & again throughout my life: the discrimination against, & specific oppression of, those with disabilities. I think it is important to state, from the start, that there are differences in the ways that I have experienced this to, say, some1 in a wheelchair. My experience has been solely through the medium of mental health discrimination. It is also important to say that there are those doing some fantastic work on this, notably Black Triangle. Continue reading Fuck Your Humanity