Some of you might be thinking, “I am not a gamer! This book is not for me.” Others might be thinking, “I don’t think I’m a feminist! This book is not for me.” I am here to respectfully disagree. Play Like a Feminist is here to convince you (yes, you!) that you probably would enjoy playing more video games. It is also here to convince you (yes, you!) that you might be more feminist than you realized.
I wrote Play Like a Feminist for these audiences:
- If you identify as a feminist, but rarely (or never) pick up video games, and worry about the frivolity of your leisure time, this book is meant for you to rethink the value of play and games in various aspects of your life.
- If you identify as a gamer, but are not so sure about feminism, this book is meant to help you understand the value of equality, and how embracing feminism might improve video games.
- If you identify as a feminist gamer, this book is meant to remind you of many of the arguments you probably already know, and make you think increasingly about improving the play of those around you who may not be there already.