It all started with a tweet.
A woman started using the #1ReasonWhy hashtag.
- Others used it, both women and men.
- — Sin-thia Weird (@Synthia_GS)Tue, Nov 27 2012 21:29:18We're still told by peers to aspire to be an ideal that we may have no interest in being. #1reasonwhy There's no one I'd rather be but me.
- — Adam Weaver (@sharklyedwards)Tue, Nov 27 2012 21:31:54I'm sick of 90% of games forcing me to play the exact same shaved-head, male protagonist. I like female protagonists too! #1reasonwhy
- — Faustine Faubert (@faustfaubert)Tue, Nov 27 2012 21:30:43
And then, people sprung to action with #1ReasonMentor.
- — Nicki Reamer (@NiDReamer)Tue, Nov 27 2012 21:18:02
- — Jen Myers (@antiheroine)Tue, Nov 27 2012 15:12:30Can anyone recommend resources/software/sites/people that could help my 7-year-old daughter learn about making video games? #1ReasonMentors
#1ReasonWhy springs #1ReasonMentors to action for techie women
A Twitter discussion about women in the video gaming industry (and tech in general) inspired a new idea: #1ReasonMentors, a hashtag allowing participants to network with one another. In this way, social media showed potential to lead to real-world change.
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