Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Body Image and Body Hate in LARP

First! Happy end of the season, for most of you! I have had a busy, but productive season, and I’m eager for what the winter revels and spring sessions bring.

With that being said, back to blogging!
A quick note-- this piece contains conversation about body image and body hate within the LARP setting. This may not be your cup of tea, as it may be a) personally upsetting or b) simply boring. I wanted to give fair warning to readers, so that people can skip this if bothered by these topics.


A recent piece, by Alex Hern, in the New Statesmen focuses on the “misogyny of geek culture.” It’s an interesting read, and one that warrants some thought. However, the piece brought forward some specific concerns from my community of friends. Most of them were related to this passage (pulled from Tony Harris’s rant that sparked all of this):