Feminist Hero Dad Hacks Donkey Kong for Daughter

Feminist Hero Dad Hacks Donkey Kong for Daughter

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donkey kong hacked for daughterMike Mika is a gamer dad, so it’s only natural that he would try to pass on his deep, nerdy love for all things videogame to his offspring. But while the allure of Atari didn’t fully take with his young son, Mika says his daughter “jumps at the chance to play games with her old man.”

The 3-year-old has a particular affection for Donkey Kong, but wasn’t so wild about always playing the Mario character. In fact, she wanted Pauline to save the plumber for a change. She wanted to “play as the girl,” Mika wrote in Wired Magazine.

Because their household is a “bonafide feminist geek kingdom,” ignoring this problem was not an option.

(READ the story from Salon)


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