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Marcem wrote: So you suggest men keep making games unwelcoming to women and everything will work itself out?  Wtf

 

Why should we make games more welcoming to women? Men and women tend to like and do different things. How many women was there in the crowd at the cs go dreamhack finals this year, in according to rankings, the 2nd most gender equal country in the world? What is the men/women ratio at a hockey game? How many women watch fpsrussia on youtube? Is someone stopping them? Different things cater to different audiences. This is simply a result of men and women being different. Right or wrong, that's how biology works. (I know that some feminists like to ignore that there is a science of biology and neurochemistry but that's beyond me.)

 

I think part of the defensiveness that comes out as a response to Anita is that video games is one of those rare spaces that still works as an unfiltered outlet for the male mind. Most mainstream media doesn't do this since it has to cater to all audiences and gets watered down in order to not offend anyone.

 

And to adress Minos point, that videogames are a reflection of larger patterns and workings of our societies.

 

Why can a woman walk the streets of Bangkok at night without feeling unsafe? While walking the streets of Manila in Philippines would put the same woman at risk of being raped. I doubt it has to do with sexist videogames, probably something more in line with higher corruption and different religions and so on. It's a bit of a paradox that women can safely walk the streets of the sex tourism capital of the world.

 

Japan is another paradox. Probably the safest country on earth for women but with the most sexist and fucked up media consumption in any country ever.

Edited by Dejavo

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Haha, you still don't get it.

 

There is a great south park episode that completely covers people like you, someone that starts in the, I don't think you have an issue camp and then someone that thinks they get what the other person is seeing.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvD9TawMqCY

Wow, I never thought of it like that, just because I'm a dude I have to be okay with bad design because after all, I'm not a woman!  Thanks!

No you don't have to be "okay" with it. But neither do you get to be the voice for women. I like I said, you don't get it.

So essentially you're saying I can't not like things again.  I never said I'm the voice of women, I'm just saying that the industry has a problem of sexism, and this project has some merit in pointing out the sexist flaws in games.

Different things cater to different audiences. This is simply a result of men and women being different. Right or wrong, that's how biology works. (I know that some feminists like to ignore that there is a science of biology and neurochemistry but that's beyond me.)

 

I think part of the defensiveness that comes out as a response to Anita is that video games is one of those rare spaces that still works as an unfiltered outlet for the male mind. Most mainstream media doesn't do this since it has to cater to all audiences and gets watered down in order to not offend anyone.

You know what?  I'm just going to quote this and stop here because this post is just that ridiculous. Edited by Marcem

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For those that didn't watch this episode: he was setting her up to explain that she's never actually said that.  Was really funny to see that pop back up out of context.

I know, that's why I posted it.

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Gravedigging the topic because it looks like #gowokegobroke strikes again and Anita is finally out of money. I hope all this celebrating doesn't jinx it, but hopefully her voice and her overall presence will soon just be a fart in the distant past.

 

 

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