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30. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 17, 2013, 08:21 Beamer
Bhruic wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 13:18:
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 10:54:
But you're also the only person in this thread not excusing these guys. No one is saying that they shouldn't be allowed to make this, they're saying that they chose to make this shows a problem in the gaming community. Which you're acknowledging.

But you're the only one.

Everyone else here is saying things like "deal with it," or "first world problems" or "don't like it don't buy it," as if it simply not being purchased means it isn't an example of a problem. When we actually discuss a problem most likely it's "shut up and make me a sandwich" or "stop whining about first world problems."

Gamers tend to be straight white males, and tend to get EXTREMELY defensive whenever a non straight white male says that they feel a bit excluded. Again, this board (but not you) is a perfect example. People bend over backwards to say that they know what it's like to not be a straight white male because of one incident that lasted five minutes.

You make no effort to connect your points. I personally think the statue is in pretty poor taste - not because of gender, sexuality or race issues, but because it's pretty ugly. But I don't see any indication that any of those factors play into it at all. You go off on a rant about us all being "white straight males" without any indication that has any impact on our perception of this situation.

And then you describe this as a "problem", with no evidence that there's any problem whatsoever. If you want to rail against people, and you are so convinced we have a problem, how about actually presenting evidence there's a problem, rather than claiming there is with nothing to back it up (your standard MO, of course).

I've done it in the past, and Blue links to at least one article per quarter, if not one per month.

It isn't worthwhile. The women and minorities writing it can write it with more credibility than I, and they still get laughed off. Not even responded to, but laughed off or condescended off.

Why would I continue making the argument? After a while you run out of breath and just sit back in awe of how ignorant people are.
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