I’M SORRY BUT THIS REALLY PISSED ME OFF AND I NEEDED TO VENT.
So I liked this page last year for the shits and gigs, as you do. I found it funny, and let slide the few sexist posts.
Only recently- and after I got a tumblr- did I really start to notice the abundance of rape, sexist and racist jokes appearing on my news feed. And it pissed me off.
I said nothing, however, because what could I do? Send in a message to the page and get labelled a whore and a slut by the Admins as I’ve seen so many people do?
Then this motherfucking gem popped up.
I usually don’t get involved in these sorts of things; if I do my comment gets lost more often than not and goes unnoticed. But I had to comment, I really had to.
I thought my argument was valid and whole, and I was actually rather happy when he admin directly replied to my comment.
I narrowed down my five favourite games ever and posted them.
Of course, I got beaten and labeled down once again.
When I asked for a rational clarification of his definitions of “casual” and “core” he did not reply. It was only when I directly insinuated the bias of his claim did I get a response.
“A feminist I see. No arguments need to be made. Good luck with getting them eggs fertilized”
Note the use of “feminist” as an insult.
I have had my fair share of gender specific hate regarding gaming. I get told I am a fake and a bitch if I get a high score; I get told to “suck a dick because you are better at that, bitch” if I get a low score; I get told to “get back in the kitchen, slut” without any prompt at all, simply because I have a vagina.
I am beyond sick of this. I hate the fact that if a male who hypothetically plays a few hours of CoD can be easily called a gamer by the wider community but I if were to say that I was a level 34 on Skyrim I would immediately be called a fake geek girl, a casual gamer and a liar.
I hate the fact that, even though 45% of gaming consumers are female, developers and publishers still believe that there is not a large enough demographic for female protagonists.
I hate the fact that most women in video games are no more than sexulised objects in skimpy clothing.
I hate the fact that I cannot enjoy a game without being labeled and branded because of the fact that I posses a vagina and not a penis.
~sorry about the long post clogging up your dash. I needed to vent~
Off-topic somewhat, but important.
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK I AM SO MAD
what confuses me most is how you get “casual” gamer from that list. On their is the least Brotastic of the popular shooters, 3 straight up RPGs the most recent two easily rank in the top 5 for the past few years and open world Red Dead. Is it casual because those games were popular and sold well? If Portal, Left 4 Dead, and Legend of Zelda games count as “casual” then that pretty much leaves only Street Fighter or Tekken type fighting for “Gamers”. Suffice to say I don’t know what this person thinks he is talking about, but it certainly isn’t gamers. Also for anyone else who reads this and has experienced gender hate over venues such as Xbox Live or PSN do yourself a favor, MUTE EVERYONE BUT YOUR FRIENDS. It will save you SOOO much aggravation and loss of sanity, because honestly some of the people talking on Xbox live are my definition of the “dregs of humanity”.
Two Lesbians Raised A Baby And This Is What They Got
YOU TELL EM
He is so well spoken, and doing way better than me. Also it makes me think of an argument for gay parents. ”no one ever wants to think about their parents having sex, so their sexual orientation doesn’t matter in the slightest”