#1ReasonWhy: Can a hashtag lead to real change in the gaming community?

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  1. Crane's question, asked in total ignorance of the ongoing controversy around issues of sexism in geek culture, garnered a number of thoughtful responses, including one from Filamena Young, co-owner of Machine Age and writer for Dragon Age, Mistborn, and other games.
  2. Young went on to elucidate a number of reasons over a series of tweets:
  3. ...which turned into the hashtag #1reasonwhy:
  4. In part because Young's tweets articulated experiences shared by countless women within the industry, more women on Twitter began to add their own:
  5. Women weren't the only ones who spoke out.
  6. The conversation even branched out to other fields.