So what if I say that I think sexism is a thing, and that in the games industry it is something that need fixing. That its okay to criticize social issues in games with the understanding that it doesn't reflect on you. That's its at the developers discretion to take those criticisms to heart and the gamers discretion to purchase games they want to play.runic knight said:I never like that term, "SSJW" when describing such people. They are not actual social justice advocates and it just muddies the water into an "us v. them" thing. It is better to call them out for the behavior and attitudes they have without trying to fight that fight in their battlefield.VVThoughtBox said:Aren't gaming journalists and the Social Justice crowd hypocrites? Something about the way that the journalists and SJW activists have been acting the past couple of weeks seems contradictory. They're accusing their target audience of lack of diversity, but many of these journalists and SJW are predominately white middle class people between the ages of 21 and 34, who engage in sexist behavior. You can't really call yourself a feminist and then shame a female video game characters like Mai Shiranui, Morrigan, or Felicia for not living up to your improbable standards.
They are manufacturers and manipulators of outrage. they deflect, dismiss, defame and decry people because of the outrage they control. They abuse social justice agendas but they are not advocates for social justice itself. They are using the same tactics as McCarthyism before, so call out that behavior and not the color of the flag they are wrapping around themselves. You can't win against someone calling you a communist to shut you up by calling them a capitalist, and you can't win against someone calling you a misogynist by calling them a SJW.
I would say that, yes, I have moderately feminist views and want those discussions to take place, but no inclination to force those views on games themselves. Criticisms? Yes. I want that.
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