EA’s Gabrielle Toledano Thinks Sexism isn’t Keeping Women out of the Games Industry
The gender imbalance in the games industry is not to be blamed on sexism says EA executive Gabrielle Toledano. He even goes are far to say its a “cop-out”.
“Many have accepted as an article of faith that sexism keeps women out of game studios. As an insider, I find this argument is misguided. It’s easy to blame men for not creating an attractive work environment – but I think that’s a cop-out,” Toledano said an opinion piece on Forbes
“If we want more women to work in games, we have to recognize that the problem isn’t sexism.”
“The issue isn’t just in video games. And it’s not what’s holding us back,” she said. “Rather than blame the majority just because they are the majority, I believe the solution starts with us – women.”
If women don’t join this industry because they believe sexism will limit them, they’re missing out. The sky is the limit when it comes to career opportunities for women (and men) in games. If we want the tide to turn and the ratio of men to women to really change then we need to start making women realize that fact,” she said.
“Sexism is an unfortunate reality of our times, but as women we must seek the power and ability in ourselves to change the dynamic. Cast aside the preconceptions, and look for the opportunities and places to make an impact. And I can tell you firsthand that in the video game industry women are not just welcome, we are necessary and we are equal.”Call of Duty Black Ops 2 PlayStation Vita Needs Buy Wii U, Get Previous Troll Needs New Marketing Owners eShop Games? Playeressence Original Next Generation News All the Top Gaming News Content & Shows Central, All info here For the day here