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Syrjityt soijapojat ja pilattu pelaaminen : maskuliinisuus ja antifeminismi Ylilaudan pelikulttuurikeskusteluissa (2023)
Excluded soyboys and spoiled gaming : masculinity and antifeminism in an Ylilauta gaming culture discussion

Meriläinen, M., Arjoranta, J., & Lounela, E. (2023). Syrjityt soijapojat ja pilattu pelaaminen : maskuliinisuus ja antifeminismi Ylilaudan pelikulttuurikeskusteluissa. Sukupuolentutkimus, 36(3-4), 29-42. https://journal.fi/sukupuolentutkimus/article/view/143216

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All authors or editorsMeriläinen, Mikko; Arjoranta, Jonne; Lounela, Emilia

Journal or seriesSukupuolentutkimus


Publication year2023

Publication date13/02/2023


Issue number3-4

Pages range29-42

PublisherSukupuolentutkimuksen seura : Sällskapet för genusforskning ry

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish

Persistent website addresshttps://journal.fi/sukupuolentutkimus/article/view/143216

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/93603

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Some male gamers experience digital games and the communities around them as safe environments with a prevailing norm of geek masculinity that sets them apart from the rest of society. These players feel that the increased feminist discussions of equity in both game culture and society more broadly present a threat to these spaces. In this article we utilize thematic analysis to explore different views on masculinity, feminism, and game culture in a discussion thread taking place on the Finnish Ylilauta image board. The thread dealt with an event about making gaming more inclusive organized by the Non-Toxic project. Our analysis demonstrates how an anonymous image board discussion about gaming becomes a broader struggle for the right kind of masculinity, gender, and adulthood.
Keywords: adulthood, antifeminism, gaming, geek masculinity,

Keywordsdigital gamesplaying (games and sports)game culturegendermasculinityonline discussionanonymity networkssexismhate speechanti-feminismmen's studies

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Reporting Year2023

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