Notes on an Ethnography of Online Gaming

Good article in The Guardian today about rape in the U.S. military, with estimates as high as one incident per day. Shocking, mostly because it is old news and nothing continues to be done.

"The statistics revealed in The Invisible War, which won the audience award at this year's Sundance film festival, make shocking reading: a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire, over 20% of female veterans have been sexually assaulted while serving in the US army, of 3,192 sexual-assault reports in 2011 only 191 members of the military were convicted at courts martial."

A curious alignment between the rape culture of the military and the rape culture of online gaming, where the semantic field of gaming overlaps with the reality of widespread military rape.