Who runs this webpage?
I’m Ariel Wetzel, a graduate student studying English at University of Washington. Among other things, I’m a gamer, anarchist, mountain biker, feminist, writer, vegan, and activist. I have worked as a teacher, labor organizer, journalist, a grocery checker, and in merchandise at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World.
Can I advertise on your site?
Probably. E-mail me and we’ll talk.
Who else blogs here?
I’ve invited several online and off friends to contribute to the site. My friend Meghann, who attends university with me, was our first to post. Let’s hope the others will pipe in soon.
I can be contacted by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or posthumin on AOL Instant Messanger.
What does the site name mean?
New Game +, or New Game Plus, is an option in games like Chrono Trigger, where you can use your old levels and abilities to replay the game and experience it in a new way. I choose it for its positive sounding game reference.
What is feminism?
I prefer bell hooks’s definition: “feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.” If you agree with those goals, then you can consider yourself a feminist.
If you’re new to feminism, try the Wikipedia article to get started.
I’m a man. Do I have to be female to be a feminist or interested in gender and video games?
Not at all. Feminism is for everyone and benefits everyone. Some male allies to women’s issues prefer to call themselves profeminist men to avoid colonising feminism.
Can I help you out with a site contribution?
Send me an E-mail or IM with your idea. I’m especially interested in posting game reviews from contributing readers. I have a lot of ideas for expanding this website, so web development skills are particularly useful since all I know is basic HTML.
Why was my comment deleted?
I have no tolerance for flaming, victim blaming, invalidating or colonizing the voices of others, and hateful language, and may remove such comments to keep this a safe space for readers.