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Op Ed

NYTimes.com - Game Theory- Making Room for the Women.
Unfortunately this rise in so-called casual play has upset some of those who see themselves as guardians of the true flame. There’s been a definite backlash against the idea that women are entering the hallowed citadel, dropping in a few scatter cushions and ending all the fun. Particular ire is reserved for anyone who dares to point out that female characters in games are often unsupported in the bra region for no apparent reason; given boring, bland supporting roles; and totally absent.

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32. Re: Op Ed Dec 27, 2012, 02:07 Bhruic
 
Women. You must have heard of them. They’re like real gamers, only with little hands and silly, squeaky voices and constant gripes about being marginalized and hypersexualized and threatened with rape in online multiplayer settings.

Maybe if you're going to write an article about negative reactions to women in gaming, you might not want to start it off with the stereotypical "gamers are guys who can't get dates and live in their parents' basement". When you start off so obviously biased, it's hard to take anything else you say seriously.
 
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