[Linkspam] Across the Divide
Hungry for something to read? Here's a few articles that are worth your while.
Sexism in Eve: Male Privilege
(Haberdashers Run Amok): "Then we wonder why women don’t play EvE. We assume they don’t want to play it because it’s hard. That’s not it. Most women like a challenge. They don’t want to play with us. They don’t want to play with sexist assholes."
A Call to Arms for Decent Men
(Jezebel): "This is not about "protecting women." It's about cleaning out the sewers that our games have become. This will not be easy and it will not be fun. Standing up to these little jerks will require the same courage from us that women like Anita Sarkeesian have already shown. We will become objects of hatred, ridicule, and contempt. Our manhood will be questioned. But if we remember who we are and stand strong together, we can beat them. In any case we won't be threatened with sexual violence the way women are. We have it easier than they do."
Sexism in Video Games Study
(PriceCharting.com): "Another polarizing question was “Have you ever obscured or lied about your sex while playing video games to avoid unwanted attention or harassment?” 67.5% of women said that they had obscured their sex. Only 5.8% of men said the same. That means that women are nearly 12 times as likely to feel the need to conceal their sex while playing video games as men are."
The Other One
(BitCreature): "Some manifestations of casual misogyny are so mundane to me that they just roll down into my personal junk pile of demoralized exasperation. At this rate, I don’t really expect much from most billboards or sitcoms. Despite my incorrigible love for Street Fighter, I know that when I observe a tournament the word “rape” is going to be flowing as freely in the air as beer flows from the taps of my favourite arcade. I know people won’t expect me to know how to play, that I’m just the token girlfriend tagging along. That doesn’t make it acceptable, mind you. But it doesn’t take me by surprise anymore. So I hold my breath."
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