Series: MIT Press
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: The MIT Press (February 25, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 9 inches
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There is a lot of comprehensive research behind this book by ground-breakers in female coding and gaming. The person who wrote about "pennis [sic] envy" is missing the point. If you want to read about the latest research and suggestions concerning gender equity in the gaming industry, this is the book to buy. If you want to read about penis envy, head over to the self-help or psychology section and have a field day.
Great writing on an Important topic
The book documents the attempts to make women play wargames that have now been going on for about twenty years. Almost all, however, have ended in failure. Reading the author's desperate atemps to show that this is not so and that women play the games just as men do, one can only wonder whether Freud, in claiming that what drives women is pennis envy, did not have right on this side.
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