Computer games increasingly shape young people’s education as we are surrounded by computers, even carrying them in our pockets.
This can be positive, but like our attention, and most things that we make, the majority of games and commentary about them are shallow, so it is worthwhile to shine a light on good writing about games.
I have been asked to write about gender and land rights.
Humans need space to live and grow food and yet half of them are not given equal access to and ownership of land. This half are women. But why is the word ‘gender’ being used to describe them?
I myself as well as most people I talk to — social scientists excluded — think the word ‘gender’ means ‘sex’ in the biological sense.