Sunday, November 25, 2007

Gaming Idiocy

A hat-tip to Ami Angelwings.

I think this story pretty adequately sums up just why I avoid video game culture like the plague: It's filled with pathetic, small-minded men with the mentalities of 15-year-old boys.

I think the thing that bothers me the most is that these people don't realize that saying,

"That professional woman deserved to be harassed because she wore cute dresses in front of repressed nerds. She brought it on herself!"

is the same line of thinking that leads to,

"That rape victim deserved what happened to her because she wore revealing clothes. She brought it on herself!"

or, if you want to take it to its extreme (and I realize this is hyperbole),

"That rape victim deserved to be stoned to death in the name of Allah because she inflamed her attacker's passions by her feminine nature. She brought it on herself!"

See what I mean?


Ami Angelwings said...

Sably I got into an argument with somebody about the Jade thing where he was saying that Jade deserved it, and when I said it's like blaming the rape victim, he went on to say that rape victims do ask for it all the time, and that they ask for it by "flirting with the hot guys and ignoring the ugly ones and thinking they'll be no consequences".

He characterized the guys who are insulting Jade right now as heroes who are fighting an oppressive female society who manipulate gamers with sex (yus, we're in charge of EVERYTHING) and that they're just "tired of being pushed around". :\

Will "Filby" Staples said...

What a sad, pathetic, vindictive little boy.