Friday, March 2, 2012

Video Games and Sexism

According to the Penny Arcade Report's story about a reality fighting game competition (that's a reality show about people who play video games of the fighting variety, eg Tekken, Streetfighter, etc), sexism is a part of the culture and so it's all okay.  My favourite part was:

"...the fighting game scene is a chance for them to relax and be themselves, away from an insane, politically correct culture,” a member of the Shoryuken forum wrote. “For some guys, being themselves means making mildly lecherous comments or racial jokes."

If "being yourself" means making lecherous comments or racial jokes then you just happen to be a jerk and the rest of us don't need to give you any special compensation for that.

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