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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Misogyny, Sexism, And Why RPS Isn’t Shutting Up. Also on Pastebin with no ads to make a point.
I want to try to break down why people object to the discussion, why there is a concerted effort to deny the need for the discussion, and to explain how my own tangential role in it all has affected me. I want to do this because I want to dispel myths, raise awareness, and encourage others to speak out. For those who think such articles are “preaching to the choir”, were that true, I certainly want that choir to be bolstered, encouraged to sing louder and truer. Sadly it’s not entirely true, as is evidenced by the responses any such article receives on RPS. I want to speak to those people too.

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54. Re: More Big Picture Details Apr 7, 2013, 10:58 HorrorScope
 
I'm sure I've missed some of the point.

But every so often someone here is bitching about a game and some one throws down the card "Write your own game then".

Well for the little I've picked up here, I think perhaps this is what the card was designed for. To those that don't like how women are portrayed in games... "Write your own game then". This is a creative entertainment market, people are freely making what they want, so can you.

It seems one side wants to fix the issue by doing a 180 when just a 90 is needed. The lacking side needs to step up and balance the playing field, not shackle the dominant one, that's not how it should work. You surely don't want to say "I can beat them, it's just they have to have one-hand tied behind their back to do so", that's a shallow victory.

Or just understand this is all biology, sure we can make points, but don't expect miracles. There shouldn't be sides here, you want something to be played out in a certain way in a game.... Write your own then. They already exist, some do well, some do not, the market decides.
 
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