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F***ability ratings

Jun 29, 2020 | CONTENT WARNING, gender disparity, sexism, studio culture

Many years ago, when I was a junior developer, I worked at a studio where people would go out for drinks every Friday night. In my first year there, we hired a female developer. I sat in on meetings where my colleagues (some who were much more senior) would talk about her physical appearance and rate her “fuckability”. I always felt uncomfortable about this and to my shame I never called it out or stood up for her in front of my peers. I wish I had, but I was afraid of rocking the boat. I don’t know if she stayed in games.

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