NostroZ: Listen buddy, I'm not here to please your politically correct mentality that ignores BASIC differences between people and races.
NostroZ: Mike_LowELL: Yay! A video games and feminism thread! And I'm actually going to be around for the moment it hits the main page! It's going to be fun destroying every one of you!Video games are an extension of hunting for males. While there were female hunters, they tended to be more gatherers.Going from that basic pre-supposition of our evolutionary biology...
NostroZ: Telos: NostroZ: Mike_LowELL: Yay! A video games and feminism thread! And I'm actually going to be around for the moment it hits the main page! It's going to be fun destroying every one of you!Video games are an extension of hunting for males. While there were female hunters, they tended to be more gatherers.Going from that basic pre-supposition of our evolutionary biology and the fact that males see moving objects better than females, video games focus on quick reflexes and favor males.Hence; the majority of games, which have fast reaction time to moving objects as the source of the winning objective results in video games being designed, created, and played by MEN.Your move. Sir.Yeah, which is why there are no games whatsoever based on gathering!Purely gathering games like the Sims are played by women.Gathering for men is akin to trophies for their kills and/or better weapons to hunt with as the prime reason... for women, it is to have something nice to look at and others look at*.*highly generalized and obviously there are exceptions to the rule... I'm talking about 90% guys playing reflex games vs. 70% women playing gathering games (as being major indicators of trend / our socialization differences).
The Stealth Hippopotamus: I just don't understand why girl/ladies/women want to be sheltered as a protected group. My point (maybe I wasn't clear) was that the insults that are flung at the boys are targeted to hurt them on topics they care about. And if you want gender equality, you're going to have to understand that when you are insulted they will be targeting topics that are meaningful to women. It's how insulting works. If they aren't targeting topics you care about then they arn't trying to insult you.
tlchwi02: way south: /I'm curious how the new system is going to regulate that, but not expecting it to be a complete solution.the old system let you block people pretty easily (even if it just meant plugging in the headset and then just not putting it on your head.) I imagine they'll just continue that
The Stealth Hippopotamus: I dont know your situation or anything but I don't think you've been around a bunch of guy insulting and trash talking but "you going to get fu*k" is fairly common and talking about raping someone (another male) is also fairly common. Hell the act of tea bagging someone (simulating forcing sexual organs into someone mouth or onto another the person's body) is about as rapely as you can get though a game like Halo. And guys do that to guys all the time. Can't do something as well as men?! Please. Have you ever hear a man tell another man to "man up"? Same same. He is calling him a boy and that he should act like a man.Most of the time when women are complaining about being treated unfairly it is because they are being treated like one of the guy.And these feminists are the ones that say that calling a women ugly is super hurtful and by trying to shelter them they are implying that they can't handle it. If anything the feminists as you call them are the ones that are insulting women the most.The only reason I'm letting you know all this is because I don't want you to feel singled out when a guy is an arsehole to you. We're arsehole to each other all the time dont feel special. Instead if a guy is actually nice to you understand that guy really really like you and you should be nice to him back.
Bloody Templar: Myria: Julie Larson-Green was the lead of the Windows 8 UI team that designed Metro. Need I saw more?I don't know about her UI credentials, but Steve Sinofsky was the lead over Windows 8. She took over for him when he left, just after Windows 8's launch.She has been the lead on Windows 8.1 ever since, and let me tell you, 8.1 is something wonderful to behold./MS employee//my opinions, not MS
Esc7: RyansPrivates:I think the problem is that everyone in the media at all times takes some comments by a few rotten apples and makes it out like it is all gamers. Not all gamers are like that. How dare every media outlet that has every existed take such an over the top position?I understand what you're saying. But the accusation you're insinuating feminists make isn't really happening.Most feminists aren't making the case that this minority of idiots speaks for the whole community. They aren't even displeased that a minority of idiots exists.The thing they are displeased about is the specific TYPE of insults that fly around when the target is a woman instead of a man. No one was commenting on Don Mattrick looks. No one was implying that he was a complete figurehead who can't compete. No one was bemoaning that Don Mattrick was going to make "hunting and fishing" games or somesuch shiat.The entire spectrum of insults against women seem to come from such a different place than men. And people's refusal to recognize it, or denounce it is what causes feminists to rage.Thankfully, I've effectively cut myself out of the toxic parts of the videogame community. It's really easy once you stop playing xbox live and LoL and just play games with your friends. I wish the feminists luck, but they aren't just banging up against the trolly idiots of the videogame world, they're running against western culture itself. And I don't think people really care.
Mike_LowELL: It's already beginning to blow up--THQ, the Vita, the Wii U--and it's only gonna be a matter of who else gets burned. Got too big for its own good, games got too expensive for their own good.
Theaetetus: NostroZ: Mike_LowELL: Yay! A video games and feminism thread! And I'm actually going to be around for the moment it hits the main page! It's going to be fun destroying every one of you!Video games are an extension of hunting for males. While there were female hunters, they tended to be more gatherers.Going from that basic pre-supposition of our evolutionary biology... Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you were attempting to make a scientific point. Mythology class is down the hall.
Esc7: Hey if you think this sort of thing is OK, there's nothing I can do to stop you.
Esc7: For some reason if you even insinuate that there's some sexism floating around in the videogame industry legions of gamers will clutch their pearls like you personally called them a sexist pig and disprove you with a picture of Samus from 1986.The comments this Atlantic article points out are unacceptable, and I don't see the problem with pointing that out. That doesn't mean if you own an xbox the atlantic is saying you're aiding and abetting misogyny, which is bizarrely how so many people seem to act.
Dr Dreidel: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Gamers can't handle female head?If you're the type that can't help but close your eyes while receiving The Gift, I can see how it'd be a problem during a game.// not one worth addressing, but a problem for the game nonetheless
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