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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killer_roach wrote on Dec 18, 2011, 19:59:
Prez wrote on Dec 18, 2011, 15:43:
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.

Probably since most of the gaming press from ten years ago are now married, in their mid-late 30s, have a couple of kids, and are wondering "what the fuck went wrong with my life?". And they're the ones in charge now, all the while thinking "I could've been doing some puff pieces on sociology that I don't know jack shit about and could've landed a gig at Newsweek, or at least the Huffington Post, by now!".

Basically they're trying to fake a Road to Emmaus moment all the while going "is this good enough to get me a 'real' journalism job?"

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