Still image from Angela Washko, Playing A Girl (The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft)), 2013, Area 52 Server in World of Warcraft. Recorded in Helsinki, Finland at Helsinki International Artist Program. Courtesy of the artist.

Story by MFA Candidate Angela Washko featured in

Playing A Girl

(The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft)

dpi Journal Issue #28, December 2013

Angela Washko founded "The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioural Awareness in World of Warcraft" as a performative intervention within the misogynistic environment of World of Warcraft, the most massively popular multiplayer role playing game of all time. Instead of continuing to follow the quest structure of the game—killing dragons, getting better equipment, joining more competitive guilds—while performing as "The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioural Awareness in World of Warcraft," Washko facilitates discussions with players inside the game about the ways in which the community therein addresses women and how players respond to the term "FEMINISM." Washko is interested in the impulse of the community/player-base to create an oppressive, misogynistic space for women within a physical environment that is otherwise accessible and inviting.

Read more at:
http://dpi.studioxx.org/en/no/28-gendered-cultures-internet/playing-girl...

Related Link:

Angela Washko
http://angelawashko.com/home.html

Image courtesy of Artist Angela Washko and the dpi Journal.

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