Gaming, You Make Me Sad
Most folk in gaming know the uproar that’s going on right now. And honestly, I can’t even begin to dissect this bullnonsense, because the shit and vitriol on both sides is just appalling. To quoth Felicia Day: “Gross. Takes gaming culture back five years.” What could have been a moment where a lot of gamers learned that maybe calling people their “bitch” and calling bad things “gay” and saying “dude, I totally just raped your face!” is maybe not always okay we get… this.
I am disappoint.
All I have now is further proof that I am right to hide my sex/gender in the gaming community. And that maybe I am wrong to have become lax about hiding it in every context, ever.
I just wanted to say the above because I’m upset. Neither side has been cool about this. My friends have felt threatened and I am angry and hurt in a very deep way.
I kind of wanted to have a conversation about the line of humor and triggering and social responsibility and all that noise. It’s not an easy topic to dissect. But I had a good time of that on twitter last night, and anyway, whatever I try to say, I’d probably just fail, because really, this is a very layered topic with many points of view to consider.
So instead, cheerfulness of read365.
- Jan 28: Tying Knots, by Ken Liu
- Jan 29: Standing Next to Heaven, by Terra LeMa
- Jan 30: Across the Universe
- Jan 31: The Third Wish, by Joan Aiken
- Feb 1: Seas of the World, by E. Sedia
- Feb 2: Diving after the Moon, by Rachel Swirsky
- Feb 3: … And a Bottle of Rum, by Melissa Mead
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