Monthly Archives: April 2014

Custer’s Revenge Controversy: A History

This was actually a small research project that I worked on for a history class in college. At the time of taking this class, Anita Sarkeesian had announced her Kickstarter to the ire of a dedicated group of male gamers. No videos has been released at that point, but the nature of the harassment and hatred toward her had been made public. Coincidentally, the history class I was in at the time was about the history of sexuality in the US. I considered writing something game related if I could, especially because I could see this was a growing issue. I wanted to go back and research, as far as I know anyway, the first real interaction feminists had with the game industry. Spoiler alert, it was not a positive one.

This brought me to the game “Custer’s Revenge.”

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