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  1. Social commentary is of course fine in games....

    Social commentary is of course fine in games. Games are a form of art, and as someone else in this thread said, art is a wonderful method for expressing social issues.

    However, if you're going to...
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    So somewhere buried in this thread was talk of...

    So somewhere buried in this thread was talk of interesting male vs female lead characters.

    I'm not at all against developers making games with strong female leads. However, I think the infograph...
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    I hadn't realized that the US had decided to...

    I hadn't realized that the US had decided to start allowing women in combat. Are women required to sign up for Selective Service as well now?
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    One thing I wanted to say here (and I realize...

    One thing I wanted to say here (and I realize there have been many posts since this one)...

    Even if you're making a game that is based in a time period where women are assumed to be weak you can...
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    The whole "video game DiD themes are usually...

    The whole "video game DiD themes are usually really poor" made me wonder... How common is the damsel in distress in modern games? Sure, we're talking Mario and Zelda and such, but I can't really...
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    This is what kinda drives me a little nuts. Why...

    This is what kinda drives me a little nuts. Why is any of that considered sexism? The man wanting to protect the lady, the prince rescuing the princess? Why does any of that mean that you're not a...
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    Just out of curiosity, can you clarify why you...

    Just out of curiosity, can you clarify why you think they aren't equivalent?

    If you believe that the "negative" way women are portrayed in video games influences us to act negatively towards women...
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    Exactly. Jeez, 10 character limit.

    Exactly.


    Jeez, 10 character limit.
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    Wait... people think violent video games are...

    Wait... people think violent video games are disempowering to men?

    Jesus, do people need excuses for everything they feel wronged by in their life? (I don't mean the posters here... I just mean...
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    That is probably true. This thread is full of...

    That is probably true. This thread is full of White Knights anyway.
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    I understand that people "perceive" the problem...

    I understand that people "perceive" the problem to be that this scenario somehow lessens the... err... value(? Not really the term I want to use) of women because it shows them as being weak, needing...
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    Ah yes, questioning my age, a very "adult" way of...

    Ah yes, questioning my age, a very "adult" way of debating a topic.

    The whole point of the video is "this is harmful to women". I would actually like to discuss the topic of why this (specifically...
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    I still have yet to see anyone point out how it...

    I still have yet to see anyone point out how it causes damage.

    So how does it? The common response seems to be "It just does!"

    Does it harm women's self-worth? Does it make men view women as...
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    I don't think anyone has a problem with companies...

    I don't think anyone has a problem with companies developing games that feature a strong female character as the centerpiece, especially now that we are in a more adult-oriented gaming culture. In...
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    Tsk, tsk. Resorting to personal attacks. Although...

    Tsk, tsk. Resorting to personal attacks. Although I guess that it's pretty much expected when someone wants to take a stance without actually having much substance to back up their view.
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    I found RPS a few weeks ago by way of Steam, I...

    I found RPS a few weeks ago by way of Steam, I think.

    I'm generally not a big forum poster/commenter. There was a thread I was interested in when I joined, but for whatever reason I decided...
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    And your numbers are still bullshit, plucked out...

    And your numbers are still bullshit, plucked out of thin air. 50/50 to 75/25? No.

    Even assuming, based on the chart you provided, that incoming Freshman and incoming Seniors in a single year is...
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    I don't know. I don't get worked up over the fat,...

    I don't know. I don't get worked up over the fat, dumb, clumsy, inadequate men that are so over-portrayed in sitcoms these days. Should I be? Is it somehow harming me? Do you think less of me because...
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    Your Cornell numbers are completely made up. Feel...

    Your Cornell numbers are completely made up. Feel free to provide proof showing otherwise.


    I don't work in an office, and the women I work with are treated with the same level of respect as...
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    I don't know. You also play video games as some...

    I don't know. You also play video games as some pretty morally awful main characters. Does simply being a character in a game make them a role model?





    I work in a tech field that is...
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    She claims towards the end of the video that this...

    She claims towards the end of the video that this portrayal of women in video games has "larger ramifications than the games themselves", that their portrayal is "being used in a real world context",...
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