I can now say I got banned for a post against sexism, by a feminist
USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST
I had to stop reading that article because it pissed me off too much.
Told a woman he hoped she would be snuggled and killed? These fuckwits should be banned and made to pay. No second chances. Unfortunately you're probably losing more customers by banning the idiots, so the companies are probably not interested.
I'd like to personally smack the idiots who claim 'it's a part of it' 's teeth out. It's not a part of gaming, and if you think it is you play for the wrong reasons. Games are meant to be played for fun and if your fun is threatening and insulting other people something's wrong in your head. There's no game that describes itself as 'insult other people over the net!' on the back cover.
I have a sneaking suspicion there's a large group of 14-15 year olds committing these crimes and the core of the problem is (again), a lack of proper education.
On a sidenote, Nattttttt are you still playing Starcraft?
*Settles down and waits for Natalya and stubby to win the thread*
I was not
Anybody who's been following my facebook for awhile will know that I lost this thread before it even started. The foremost opponent of sexism in gaming, Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency, has already judged against me. Before her current gaming kick, she did a bunch of femfreq videos about the toy industry, and you know who has two thumbs and got used as the main example of everything anti-feminist in the world of toys? This guy.
You know I find that ridiculous. Some people take things too far. They coat themselves in what I like to call 'minority armour' to attack everything and everyone and if you're not with them you're either sexist or brainwashed and can't think for yourself. Even if you're a feminist. Actually, AngryAussie had a cool video about that problem a while ago.
The fact you're not anti-feminist should be proof enough that she's biased. Otherwise she wouldn't jump to conclusion without the proper information.
If there's anything I know about companies, it's that they like to make money
, not push values on people because of a certain view they have on how society should be. And if they can make more money by selling girls tanks, they will. It's also kind of insulting to say all these girls are growing up to be completely irresponsible people who haven't learned to stand their ground because of the toys they chose to play with
, or that the opposite should be true for boys, because they're not. The problem is not 'the way they were formed and brainwashed and yadda yadda yadda', it's that they are still encountering inequality in a later point of their lives. In fact education (both parents as schools, in this modern age parents often discard their own responsibility) play the prime role here, not goddamn toys
I approve of her addressing the online harrassment however because that, is a serious matter. And the Jay Smooth video. Even if only for his epic voice.
This is one of the big reasons I quit any online game within seconds of running into other players and being reminded what wastes of meat online gamers are. I'd rather do almost anything than have to interact in the same space as these pieces of human shit.
I've found this is true for most aspects of life.