- Nov 20, 2007
Dancing is a career, dancers work at parties, an industry PARTY is where dancers work.Phasmal said:I think you misunderstood my use of the words `boys club`. I should have put it in sarcastic airquotes.magicmonkeybars said:Game development has NEVER been and won't ever be a "boys club" you do a great disservice by ignoring the women who have been a part of the industry since its inception.
This party wasn't "the industry" and plenty of women present had no problem with the dancers, the lady who objected could have just left, if Brenda Romero wasn't required to be present neither was she.
Female sexuality is nothing to be afraid of, why is a scantily clad woman so offensive ?
Beside that, why should those female dancers not be allowed to be at a party ?
Do you feel women shouldn't be allowed to pursue the career of their choice ?
Should we deny them work because it might offend ONE PERSON ?
Also not sure where you got me saying women shouldnt pursue careers. That came out of nowhere.
An industry party is not the place for that kind of thing, especially in an industry that struggles to break away from the shitty `boys club` mentality.
Either way, you and I are clearly not going to agree here. So I shall agree to disagree.
If by "that sort of thing" you mean women doing their job then we must disagree.
You don't seem to understand that this isn't a problem faced by the game development industry but a problem faced by all of human civilization.
Game development isn't a walled garden isolated from the rest of the world, this isn't a culture that sprung up in a single place and proceeded to fester and infect the whole sector.
How can I understand when you've failed to explain what you mean when you say "boys club", do you even know what you mean when you say that ?
Are you a misogynist ?
You seem to dislike women a great deal.