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From the Ted Talk by Brenda Laurel: Why not make video games for girls?

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There are really two kinds of negative reviews that we've received. One kind of reviewer is a male gamer who thinks he knows what gmeas ought to be, and won't show the product to little girls. The other kind of rweiveer is a certain flavor of fmisneit who thinks they know what little glirs ought to be. And so it's funny to me that these itrntieseng, odd bedfellows have one thing in common: they don't listen to little girls. They haven't looked at children and they're certainly not demonstrating any love for them. I'd like to play you some voices of little girls from the two-and-a-half years of research that we did — actually, some of the vecios are more recent. And these voices will be accompanied by photographs that they took for us of their lives, of the things that they value and care about. These are pictures the girls themselves never saw, but they gave to us This is the stuff those reviewers don't know about and aren't listening to and this is the kind of rascereh I recommend to those who want to do humanistic work.

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There are really two kinds of negative reviews that we've received. One kind of reviewer is a male gamer who thinks he knows what _____ ought to be, and won't show the product to little girls. The other kind of ________ is a certain flavor of ________ who thinks they know what little _____ ought to be. And so it's funny to me that these ___________, odd bedfellows have one thing in common: they don't listen to little girls. They haven't looked at children and they're certainly not demonstrating any love for them. I'd like to play you some voices of little girls from the two-and-a-half years of research that we did — actually, some of the ______ are more recent. And these voices will be accompanied by photographs that they took for us of their lives, of the things that they value and care about. These are pictures the girls themselves never saw, but they gave to us This is the stuff those reviewers don't know about and aren't listening to and this is the kind of ________ I recommend to those who want to do humanistic work.

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  4. feminist
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  6. games
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Original Text

There are really two kinds of negative reviews that we've received. One kind of reviewer is a male gamer who thinks he knows what games ought to be, and won't show the product to little girls. The other kind of reviewer is a certain flavor of feminist who thinks they know what little girls ought to be. And so it's funny to me that these interesting, odd bedfellows have one thing in common: they don't listen to little girls. They haven't looked at children and they're certainly not demonstrating any love for them. I'd like to play you some voices of little girls from the two-and-a-half years of research that we did — actually, some of the voices are more recent. And these voices will be accompanied by photographs that they took for us of their lives, of the things that they value and care about. These are pictures the girls themselves never saw, but they gave to us This is the stuff those reviewers don't know about and aren't listening to and this is the kind of research I recommend to those who want to do humanistic work.

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