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Monday, July 07, 2014

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SomethingthatIcan'tremember

I take offense at this, you are saying we are all city people!!! Why the feedback loop that only city people are literate? j/k, obviously...I mean, I have terrible grammar so actually don't break the stereotype lol.

I am not sure they are sexist though, most business are more or less moneyists or frat/sororitists. It is about buddies, money and what both of these afford them, opportunity-wise. They see the market, or their marketing data as a guide.

But how, when hip-hop sold mostly to white guys? Hey, one easy way to deal with it is to simply post a URL to a good data driven and non threatening article and maybe even show how things ARE changing, have been changing and wondering why it doesn't change at this one place? If it addresses all the arguments, right? But, people seem to argue for fun and sometimes bringing the issue up makes the event, company or whatever more fun. Because, a women who is no womens friends is still some mans lover and vice versa. The basic issue is, if you love the game you will play it anyway. Any one pointing out something simply makes the company be top of mind, an Al Ries term? Not sure, but yeah...top of mind awareness. I heard it from a marketing guru, he got the concept from Mr. Ries I think. Marketing is a BIG issue, if they have proved more sales or tickets you will NEVER win at changing things without a fight. Tipping points, you would need a tipping point market change. Marketing HATES risks, but can benifit FROM being sexist by keeping thier products in peoples minds! Like I said, "he might be a pig...but she's MY pig" is what some would say about a guy they love, same for a game BUT it is even more detached and people know they influence the game a bit, lots of art dudes make these things. So, yeah...uphill battle with not much to gain from fighting it...along the way, they make more money and can always appease you if a tipping point outcry occurs...HEY, OMG OUTCRY.../me disappears off to vid website lol

emily owen

This article she's written I find insulting. Don't ask what to do or ask why it's a problem? That's insanity! You better expect to explain why it's a problem if your going to complain. And you better explain how to fix it. People aren't going to know off the bat why it's an issue or what can be done about it. The old "Just google/research it" tumblr mantra is silly in my opinion. If you want people to understand just tell them. Most (read pretty much all) your readers don't know what your talking about to began with and aren't going to research just 'cause your pissy about it. Google it from my experience is also something people generally say when they don't have facts to back it up in order to create distraction so people don't realize they don't have facts.

As a women if I have a problem with something I consider sexist I expect, no demand, that you ask me for facts on WHY it's a problem and HOW you can fix it. If you don't it shows you don't care.

irritated

Can you just post about games and stop posting crap like this? All this does is make us waste more time on division.

Ciaran Laval

An article popped into my work email the other day, it was by a guy who was suggesting that talking about the lack of women working in the computing industry is on the verge, if it hasn't already gone past that point, of being patronising to the women who do work in the computing industry and how it's better to highlight their work, not their work because they're a woman.

I'll have to try and dig it out, it made other good points about the lack of females taking computer science classes.

Pep

I think it's a great idea to patronise women.

Pep (Especially those who claim to be writers and then demonstrate their incompetence by self-humiliatinly inconsistent use of punctuation.)

PS I note that apparently the way to deal with online sexism "productively" is to delete fair comment which I would have though the articles were intended to stimulate; or maybe that's fascist censorship . . .

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