Op Ed

Kotaku - Nerds and Male Privilege.
The idea that perhaps the way women are portrayed in fandom is aleetle sexist is regularly met with denials, justifications and outright dismissal of the issue. So regularly, in fact, that there's a Bingo card covering the most common responses. Part of the notion of male privilege in fandom is that nothing is wrong with fandom and that suggestions that it might benefit from some diversity is treated as a threat.

But what is that threat, exactly?

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I like the tone of that article - "If you disagree with this, then you're part of the problem". That's a very handy debating position, if people agree you win and if people disagree, you win.

Yep. It's the tactic of an intellectually inferior malcontent.

And when did the gaming press become such frickin' whiny sissies? If I read one more article about "Boohoo - the poor taken-advantage-of women" someone is getting stabbed in the eye with a spork. Preferably the author of useless, shitastic pieces of "journalism" like this drek, but anyone will do.
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