We’ve come a long way, haven’t we.

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From Game Girl Advance, I find this article linked:

Top 10 Things Female Gamers Hear on XBox Live

If anyone needs me, I’ll be over here weeping for the future of humanity. I suppose I could rant and rave about parents these days. Why are there still people in this world that buy into the “women in the kitchen” bullshit? Even considering that these are young kids, why are they still being taught that Tonka trucks and games are for boys, and girls only play with dolls? It’s nonsense, and has always been nonsense.

But you know what makes me cringe even more? The fact that these brats actually think they’re clever.

2 Responses to “We’ve come a long way, haven’t we.”

  1. Frogish

    Every time a play a girl at halo (on XBL) I get owned, hard. Kids probably have to say these things to try and make themselves feel better about the ownage that was just laid down upon them.

  2. DjdL15

    It’s funny with the people that you run across on XBox Live – there always seems to be someone who has to be annoying and talk random shit. I personally haven’t noticed these terms being said but I can definitely imagine it being said on a regular basis. It seems that there is always a person who sounds like they are 5 (but not always) talking the most shit.
    I think this article extends itself to not only the player to player female discrimination that exists in Xbox Live but also the other sorts of discrimination that commonly happens such as homophobic and racial terms being thrown around. Even though people find it funny it can certainly be offensive. It also it seems like a common occurrence throughout all gaming. Where do gamers draw the line? Some would say that it is a part of gaming and just joking around while some may that it is extremely offensive. As for me it gets old and annoying very fast (especially with people saying ‘gay’ and ‘fag’ a lot being that I am gay) but you learn to ignore it and play.

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