"Women take a place at the pinball table"

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"Women take a place at the pinball table"

Postby cait001 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:52 pm

http://boingboing.net/2015/08/03/pinball.html

Admittedly, there aren't many. It's a disparity reflective of the pinball community as a whole. In her opening remarks, Schneider notes that there are twice as many men named John as there are women in total listed in the international pinball player database. But over the last several years things have been changing, and women in pinball are becoming harder and harder to ignore.


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Re: "Women take a place at the pinball table"

Postby Azatotht » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:21 pm

Very cool, I wish my wife was more into pinball.

Sadly, the only game she liked was GnR that i had twice, bought a pristine example to make her happy but as the hobby turned into an obsession, I sold it to buy something else... I wish I didnt.
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Re: "Women take a place at the pinball table"

Postby Sparky » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:01 pm

... women are harder and harder to ignore.

What is this... 1958? LOL

Sure, there are less women than men playing pinball... so what! LOL

Just like women at my work... Celebrate their presence. Don't resign yourself to it...

Nevermind the Neanderthals... WOMEN, MEN and ALL ALIENS are welcome here! Case in point, Gis is a member! LOL
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Re: "Women take a place at the pinball table"

Postby cait001 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:33 pm

Sparky wrote:... women are harder and harder to ignore.

What is this... 1958? LOL

Sure, there are less women than men playing pinball... so what! LOL

Just like women at my work... Celebrate their presence. Don't resign yourself to it...

Nevermind the Neanderthals... WOMEN, MEN and ALL ALIENS are welcome here! Case in point, Gis is a member! LOL


Hey, read the full article, no one is resigned to it, quite the opposite. :)
The article is very positive, it's not "this is terrible stuff", but an examination and celebration of women playing more and organizing around it! Just women talking about the game and their experiences.

Although now I want to read about this Crazy Flipper Fingers crew and the trouble they've caused.
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Re: "Women take a place at the pinball table"

Postby Sparky » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:02 pm

cait001 wrote:
Sparky wrote:... women are harder and harder to ignore.

What is this... 1958? LOL

Sure, there are less women than men playing pinball... so what! LOL

Just like women at my work... Celebrate their presence. Don't resign yourself to it...

Nevermind the Neanderthals... WOMEN, MEN and ALL ALIENS are welcome here! Case in point, Gis is a member! LOL


Hey, read the full article, no one is resigned to it, quite the opposite. :)
The article is very positive, it's not "this is terrible stuff", but an examination and celebration of women playing more and organizing around it! Just women talking about the game and their experiences.

Although now I want to read about this Crazy Flipper Fingers crew and the trouble they've caused.


Sorry.. jumped the gun on that out-of-context excerpt.

Fantastic article! And for the record... at home, my son plays videogames 99% of the time. BUT... Emma, my eldest daughter, likes pinball, and Meghan my 2-year-old follows her in everything.

I might have 2 pinball princesses on my hands! LOL

Emma's favorite? ... of all pins, GORGAR. LOL
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Re: "Women take a place at the pinball table"

Postby Pindude152 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:02 pm

Interesting article. Thanks Cait for posting the link.
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Re: "Women take a place at the pinball table"

Postby cait001 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:04 pm

I think we can all agree that this is an awesome photo.
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Re: "Women take a place at the pinball table"

Postby Pindude152 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:11 pm

cait001 wrote:I think we can all agree that this is an awesome photo.

That picture is badass^2

The article is a breath of fresh air after all the negative vibes on the forum over the last few days.
"It's heavy. What is it? ... The, uh, stuff dreams are made of"
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"Every ball for me's another game.For you this always looks the same [...]
I know for you this doesn't look a lot. For me this is the only thing I got"
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"He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life"
-Homer Simpson

Wanted: Bally 20 hole Bingo machine: Orient, London, Safari, Super 7, Bonus 7 or Hawaii.
Bally: Gator, Mad World
Williams: Pot 'O' gold
Rally Play Company of Nice France: Any Flip Tronic(s) era machine produced between 1966 and 1969


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Re: "Women take a place at the pinball table"

Postby cait001 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:24 pm

Please note I do not condone the placing of a foot on the cabinet and would totally speak to her about it. :)
(Especially not on the cab of a $9k game...)
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Re: "Women take a place at the pinball table"

Postby Sparky » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:15 am

cait001 wrote:Please note I do not condone the placing of a foot on the cabinet and would totally speak to her about it. :)
(Especially not on the cab of a $9k game...)


Good... you tell her. I wouldn't... she looks like she can kick my ass, even if I did fight back. LOL The redneck naked-woman-semi-truck-hood-emblem tats on the arm are a red flag for me. LOL I don't care which gender... I have had bad experiences with bikers. LOL
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Re: "Women take a place at the pinball table"

Postby cait001 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:08 am

Sparky wrote:
cait001 wrote:Please note I do not condone the placing of a foot on the cabinet and would totally speak to her about it. :)
(Especially not on the cab of a $9k game...)


Good... you tell her. I wouldn't... she looks like she can kick my ass, even if I did fight back. LOL The redneck naked-woman-semi-truck-hood-emblem tats on the arm are a red flag for me. LOL I don't care which gender... I have had bad experiences with bikers. LOL



Yeah this quote from the article....

the Crazy Flipper Fingers has a reputation as a tough, hard-drinking crew that's been in its share of brawls over the years. She's one of a handful of women in the 35-person gang, but it's not hard to see how she's carved out a space for herself; she's an imposing presence, a former college rugby player who stands about 5'10 and isn't afraid to talk (or shout) back at anyone who crosses the line.
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