As male: headhunted by studios, flown to interviews overseas.
As female: email response to CV "we don't think you would be happy here"
As female: applications 10, interviews 2, offers 2 (1 as junior)
Highest salary presenting female 45,000. On contract.
If you are a woman in games, you are being screwed over.
Commission slots open for friday onwards if you want some assets made by an industry veteran who made the mistake of having breasts
That's really helping prove my point.
Is America safe for trans/intersex people? Can I get insurance without outing myself?
Dubai is out, Singapore was out last I checked (I used to go there all the time to do seminars and masterclasses).
Yes. I knew I would lose privilege.
No. I had no idea the full extent.
No. Women are not making it up when they tell you the way they are ignored, undermined, talked over and passed over.
No, I am *qualified* for a job.
Just like I was four years ago.
Only now I have to deal with men who think me being upset with inequality somehow equals me feeling entitled.
Go get a *cheaper* haircut, you jerk.
Now it's "we don't think you would enjoy it here"
Let that sink in. I am being told how they think I feel and turned down before they have even met me or asked me any questions.
I have a wacom pen. That's... kind of similar?
I can go get some tape or something.
Have fun humans.
1. This post is to highlight the bullshit of meritocracy because my merit hasn't changed. The perception of my merit has. This is for all women and NBs.
2. Yes, I am intersex- which means doctors classify me as falling between male and female.
Intersex is not a 'reproductive condition' it is a naturally occuring state in evolution.
'Transgender people' not 'transgenders'- thats a grammar issue.
Trolls love biscuits.
Primarily because they don't understand why people transition, and secondly because they want to uphold the status quo that oppresses women.
Hmmm. Sounds fishy
7. My DMs are a bit of a trash fire too. May take a while to respond.
8. Uh... hi to the 1000+ followers I gained overnight. Yikes.
As it is not perceived equally, meritocracy is no excuse for failing to hire minorities.
Meritocracy is the goal, but can only come by changing false perceptions.
I think I have to do remote contract work for the foreseeable future.
Gonna take a while to work through. Maybe a few days
1. Have a Black-out name/gender/age CV policy. You can request applicants to give you one prepared.
2. Lgbtiqa sensitivity train your teams. A person can come in one day and open some eyes.
3. Enforce your policies. This send clear messages.
5. As male managers, read books on being a woman in business to educate yourself on issues women face. You can do this in one afternoon.
7. When you run meetings, pay attention on talked-over having their input stolen. Ask them in private afterwards if they experienced bias.
I am just talking about applications. Not even actually being at work, which is a whole different garbage fire, but simply applying.
Also, politely, go fuck yourself.
Just remember that John Lasseter can get a job.
As a boy.
Surely you don't think I magically changed beyond gender presentation?
Completely different experience.
I switched teams 4 years ago, and it started then.
Back then I never mentioned I was intersex or trans in the application. It was just gender and name that changed.
The years I applied successfully for work was all the way up to 2013.
As most of the women talking about it here can attest, studios for the most part simply do not respond. At all.
The only senior job I was offeree was by a woman.