How I Responded to Sexism in Gaming with Empathy

"Sometimes, when you've been immersed in an environment for long enough, it can be hard to differentiate between harmful behaviors and normal ones." There is an important message in this video that every young adults should take to heart. Listen as Lilian Chen describes her experiences with sexism in the Super Smash Brothers gaming community, and explores topics like bullying, gender imbalance, social dynamics, and feminism.

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Instructional Ideas

  • This would serve as an excellent supplement to a lesson on cyberbullying or digital citizenship
  • There are several excellent options for follow-up discussion topics: stereotyping, peer pressure, feminism, and sexism in gaming communities
Pros

  • Content relevant to young adults and popular culture
  • You can customize the discussion questions provided by publisher
Cons

  • None