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Level Up! A Feminist Gaming Initiative

Level Up! provides a safe space for women and minority gamers to build community around feminist gaming while critically analyzing the media we love. During each meeting we will play games, discuss topics (like online toxicity, character development, gamer identity, and common tropes) and strategize how to make our community more inclusive.

Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 6-8 PM in the Women's Center during the fall and spring 14-week semesters.

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Authored by Alyssa Herman and Jasmine Knobloch
What is a Gamer?: Female Representation & Internet Toxicity

Past Topics:

  • Women and minorities in game development
  • Female and minority streamers, let's players, and online players
  • Sex in video games and women as reward
  • How video games portray mental illness
  • Gamer identity and stereotype threat
  • Colonialism and video games

Current List of Video Games Available:

  • Always Sometimes Monsters
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • Contrast
  • Fallout 4
  • Gone Home
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
  • Injustice 2
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes
  • Life is Strange: The Complete Season
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Mortal Kombat XL
  • Never Alone
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Tearaway: Unfolded Crafted Edition
  • The Evil Within 2
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Watch Dogs

Want more great resources about feminism and gaming? Try these!

Check out our Amazon Wish List featuring books we would like purchased to enhance the gaming section of our library

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Contact Us

UW Oshkosh Women’s Center
717 W. Irving Ave. · Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-0963
Email: womenscenter@uwosh.edu
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Interim & Summer Hours

Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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