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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Wow, that "men's rights" website is sad.

Sometimes its hard to accept reality.

or see people so vehemently dismissing the idea that men enjoy some privilege compared to women (like many in this thread)

Well what privileges? When comparing all the stats, looking across the board, it isn't men who are privileged in society, but women.

they just come across as pathetic frightened man-children whimpering at the thought that they might have to someday compete on their merits instead of having everything handed to them.

What handed to them? You think all men have sugar daddies who come save them when they're in trouble? Hell no, for example the far majority of homeless people in every country are men.

Poor babies. And ironically they're often the ones putting on the internet tough guy act

More baseless shaming language.


Guys, it's not a war. Women aren't the enemy.

Of course women are not the enemy, and men are not the enemy either! Misandric feminists such as the author who wrote that article on kotaku can be considered as such though.
Don't confuse feminism with women, in general, feminists don't really represent the interests of women, such as their lack of respect for housewives.

You don't lose anything if they get more equality or rights or respect
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Everybody deserves the same rights and respect, not special treatment for a specific race, gender or creed.

Gaming won't cease to be fun if it's not catered to white guys 100% of the time.

Gaming is not catered to 100% white guys. I don't know what planet you live on.

There are Much more gamers in Asia for example. There's a big increase in Hispanics in north-America and arabic youth in Europe nowadays.

I just don't get how this stuff can be so terrifying.

It's you who calls it "terrifying".
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