This is an open, honest article that highlights the deeply-entrenched, systematic sexism found not only in games, but in society in general. Bramwell shares his realization that he has been casually, unintentionally sexist for his whole life.
And while it’s important to call out overt and aggressive sexism (or racism or ageism or homophobia or numerous other -isms), it’s equally important to understand how so many of us unconsciously and unintentionally behave in sexist ways every day. It’s so ingrained in the fabric of society that even well-meaning people perpetuate the problem without realizing it.
I would encourage us all to read this, examine our own behavior, and think about how we can behave more mindfully.
This is definitely a good article for everyone to read, from those actively fighting sexism in games every day, to those who scoff at the idea that it even exists. For that latter group, it shows how sexism doesn’t have to be a giant conspiracy or even obvious, but can in fact be personal and subtle, and committed by well-meaning, unknowing participants. Bonus points because the person writing this article is the Editor-in-Chief of Eurogamer, and when the people having the conversation are the people in charge and the people setting the tone, the community benefits even more from that.