Archive for Sexism

Douche Commercials are Sexist!

Posted in MMORPG with tags on January 13, 2014 by theerivs

hot chicksA Massively writer just put up this little article.   Here’s my rebuttal.

 

1.> Men make the majority of the gaming market – True women have made some great inroads in gaming, but seriously it’s males who still are in the majority. So when you market games your going to shoot for the demographic your trying to sell to. It’s not sexist, it’s business, if it is sexist then all these Douche, and makeup commercials are sexist as hell, maybe I have that not so fresh feeling too.

2> Both Genders are highly sexualized – The men are big linebackers? Well when you can make a pudgy, glass wearing nerd warrior, then I might take issue with the sexy girl with heels.

3> It’s the Art Style – So now how things look their sexist, then lets burn down every art museum for being sexist.

4> Who defines what is beauty?- You need to look no further then magazine that cater to women. Men usually don’t turn down women who’s nails weren’t done perfectly.

5.>The graphics of the game is not the sole definer of the the game-  Sexist or not, if the game is crap it’s crap. Lets wait until it comes out, and then decide what, and or who they are all about. It’s in beta still.

6.> It’s just a fucking game – People need to ease the fuck up….really.

If You Can’t Take the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on November 1, 2012 by theerivs

A couple posts flew across my path about Sexism lately, and I’ve been mulling over some things, and now that it’s gestated a bit, I’m going to spew forth like an angry volcano. The posts in question are Apple Cider’s post, and a post on Herding Cats.

Let’s start with the people who have certain problems with the game, I’m not going to pick on just one group. To if you have a problem with the game, then why do you play it?  To me it’s like going to a KKK rally cause you like the food. You tell me this game has issues with something, yet you still fork over your money. How is that going to institute change? How is that going to send a message? So don’t tell me that this game offends you, then your still playing away like nothing is wrong. Now I’m not speaking if you don’t like a mechanic, or a certain dungeon. I’m talking if you have a morale difference with the game, such as you think it’s part of a rape culture, or too violent.  I’m kind of morally corrupt, so I really couldn’t give you an example for myself.

Now alot of women I hear get offended by men when they go online. Hey guess what lady, we all take that abuse. Heck a RP’er called me a loser when he found out I lived with my Mom, he didn’t know I moved in because My Mom’s husband had a stroke and she needed help. We as men, we degrade one another. I call my guildies douchebags, of course I mean it in the best possible way. I call my friend Scary a Panda Cock. That’s what men do, though it’s how we are. It’s in our nature, but when you women come into our house, you want to be treated like you’re a lady. That shit ain’t going to happen. You want to be equal, fine we’re going to degrade you, and put you through hell to prove yourself. With men, respect is usually earned, not given. Sometimes I feel you don’t want to earn it. The women, and men who I treat with respect, and honor….they’ve earned it ten times over.

What ever happen to having a thick skin, I use to bounce at a bar, and you think internet losers calling you an asshole is bad…you should try having a girl bash a beer bottle over your head, while calling you a no penis having loser, as you haul her boyfriend away, compared to some of the shit I dealt with, it’s refreshing dealing with internet retards. I put my thoughts, and opinions on this worldwide forum called the internet, and once in awhile there are going to be people that disagree with me, or even hate me for no reason. I don’t care, and I hope they say something stupid, because it proves me all the more right.

I think bottomline, if you believe in something, stand up for what you believe in. If you can’t take the heat of putting yourself out there, then maybe you should get out of the kitchen.

My Apologies for Being A Man

Posted in Gaming, MMORPG, Other Nerdy Pursuits with tags on June 21, 2012 by theerivs

I’ve seen alot of posts flying around about sexism in the blogosphere lately. Ok lets start getting something straight. I’m a heterosexual male. I find beauty in the female form thus the pictures of half naked women all over my blog, (ok once in awhile a transexual…but that’s neither here nor there)

Sexism as defined by Merriam- Webster is a prejudice or discrimination based on sex.

In game or out of game have I ever not allowed a woman not to join an activity, or looked down upon a woman. Male or female if you can do your job, you can game with me.  It’s funny in real life, my girlfriend wants to cook, and clean for me, but I tell her no cause I can do that stuff myself. (probably a bunch of guys green with jealousy over that now)

Here’s the deal with games though a majority of games are filled with men who lets just say suffer in the social area. These men have fantasies of being a conquering hero, they like to see a pretty princess, and to take her back to the castle, and do unspeakable things to her . Alot of these men are immature, and don’t know how to be social, or suave, even how to communicate to the opposite sex.  They feel threatened by women in their domain. Their home away from home. So when they are being attacked, they go on the defensive. So what does someone who can’t express how they feel about you do, they do it the school house boy way, and pull your hair…or in this case, call you a stupid bitch over chat.

The other defination is behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex.  What do women want? I see images of women posing half naked in front of their console on facebook. I see women like Paris Hilton, or Kardashians selling their image. I see it in magazines pictures of half naked women with articles like “How to give a better blowjob”, and stuff of that ilk.  We men are forcing nothing down your throat, no pun intended. You happily march to the tune of sex sells,  and line up for your boob jobs to please what society wants from you.

I say it’s not gaming societies fault, it’s society in general. I am a son, born of a mother. The first women I ever knew was my mother. She raised me to be a man. Yes some say I’m a caveman. Yes I am a little old fashioned in terms I think we all have our roles to play, and that women and men are different, we think differently, we act differently.

As most men, we are not the enemy. Most of use know when things go to far, that there is a difference of right and wrong, that we don’t look down on women, we support them, and love women for who, and what they are, even when the aggravate the shit out of us, and drive us to insanity.

By the way, no one complains that there are no flabby male warriors, or ugly blood elf males…, plus did you see previews for that Magic Mike movie..I guess when the shoe is on the other foot…it’s ok.

Bottom line is I’m a man, I get up every morning and thank God for my penis, and for that I am sorry.

I don’t moderate

Posted in Other Nerdy Pursuits, Writing with tags , , on February 27, 2012 by theerivs

Something flew past my little radar on Spinks blog, which it’s a very interesting post. The topic about sexism is near and dear to my heart, since feminists tend to shun me like the black plague. The thing that caught my eye is the call to moderate Spinks makes.  I just want to toss this up, I don’t care how crude a statement is, or crass. I would never delete a comment, even when that statement is against me.

I once had an angry reader, who was a role player and didn’t like my stance on the topic. He did some research on me, found out I was still living with my mother. He made a comment to the fact I was a loser for such. What he didn’t know is I moved back in with my handicapped mother to take care of my stepfather who had a stroke. I only removed the comment because the author of the comment asked me to.

Why do I have such a liberal policy on my blog, because I believe in the freedom of speech. I love this country, and one of our greatest freedoms is the freedom of speech, even though I don’t agree with what you say, I believe you have the freedom to say it, to take away that right on my blog…would make me more of a hypocrite then I already am, even I have limits to my hypocrisy.  Now that’s a personal choice on my blog, and if you make a stupid comment, be prepared to made fun of and ridiculed.

I think me and Spinks will just have to agree to disagree about what this great thing we call an internet is about, I believe it’s a place of freedom, and anarchy…and she thinks it’s a place that needs to be more controlled, and limited.

 

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