Gamers and Masculinity have become extremely conflated in a weird, warped way. Daniel Horowitz of Continue Play takes a look at why that is happening.
Nope. Another liberal progressive another site blocked.
dem annoying white knights...., this kind of crappy BLOG should be reported and blocked. im seriously tired of "journalistic" sensationalism.
What this clever but not so clever blogger is using is a very old trick out of the progressive playbook. He knows he is cornered so he shifts the blame onto the attacker (us gamers). He accuses us of being racist, sexist and/or homophobic not necessarily in that order and proceeds to blame us for the problems at hand.
Its actually pretty crappy. His last post line: "In other words: Don’t be a Gamer. Be your own person." Sigh... Garbage like this needs to be blocked from approval in the first place.
His surname is Horowitz. What do you expect from his ilk?
This really isn't an attack as much as an observation. The purpose of the article was to point out how ideas about masculinity and the term Gamer are inherently linked together, not to blame men for anything.
talking about observation... part1 http://static1.gamespot.com... part2 http://static1.gamespot.com... pretty shady eh?
@PeaSFor dont botter man , they'll report on these nonsensical bshit but wont investigate further to find out if these claims hold any truths because somehow the truth itself about the bshit being spreaded doesnt pertain gaming but the spreaded bshit does bshit bshit bshit dont try to rationalize with bshit because just because.
You do realize that femininity is as inherently linked, if only because it's the general opposite of masculinity. That aside, can we dispense with the pseudointellectual analysis of gaming that seems intentionally slanted towards painting the industry and community as worse than the rest of humanity in one way or another? It's gotten boring, and is now bordering on stupid.
My girlfriend is a gamer, I would like to think that the term can be universal. When I hear masculine I think jock, or construction worker, but when I think gamer I think of a person playing video games. Being a gamer doesn't imply that you're a male, you're only assuming so. This God D*** issue has to be put away, let's get back to the games, seriously!!!
It's ironic how your ideas of masculinity is progressive as you bash on conservative thinking. Conservative thinking would not say masculinity is notches on a bed post or specificaly salary. Where I come from masculinity is your ability to be independent and have honor, courage, and integrity. These are what conservatives consider masculine traits. You don't have to have a large salary in order to provide for yourself or family and to keep your name clean. If you want to know why these people (Anita and Zoe and journalists and bloggers like you) get hate. It's because they lack honor and integrity things masculine people take great pride in.
Funny how he used the term "ego-stroke" because that's exactly what I thought of his article while reading it.
"I'm no longer a gamer" goes on to post this on a site dedicated to gaming.
This article lacks Integrity.
Not even clicking it... Just needed to know wat site is being added to my the list
Sorry for the ignorance but im new here. How do i block sites?
why im not a drug addict ...i dont want to be now back to gaming lol
It's cool. I'm sure nobody really cares if you're a gamer or not. In fact I'm sure there's a lot of people that would bid you good riddance. I for one am tired of you guys making a problem where there is none. If you don't like a game that portrays a character in a certain way, then don't play it.
Than why should anyone care what u have to say if your not actively involved in gaming.
Here's one, why do we care if you're not a gamer? because i don't. I'm not reading one word of this!
Just popping in to say that gamer girls are awesome and are always welcome but feminazis suck sweaty ass and need to stay several million miles away from the gaming industry. That is all.
"Why I'm Not a Gamer" *posts on gaming website* I think SJWs should realize that they're the Don Quixote of the Internet: charging windmills and making jokes of themselves.
Oh look, another site added to the list. Beta male 56789 trying to get some, it seems. On to the next one.
I am proud to call myself a gamer.
Good US GAMERS dont need people like you.
It is sad how this day and age so many people are so intolerant to an opinion that is not in agreement with their own. I might not agree with you, but I will defend your right to say it.
It isn't so sad. People were always like this.
Yep. But you know the irony, it's seeing people that say they are fighting against censorship, but want any opinion against their own to be censored. http://www.quickmeme.com/im...
There are opinions and then there are propagandas.. Do you condome the later ? We're sick of these kind of pseudo journalist period
And you are you to say that this journalist is trying to make propaganda? Do you know him personally to know his intentions? Because I don't, and what I see is an opinion piece, and I see the ones that are up and arms against censorship, are the same ones that are trying to censor him for having a different OPINION.
I'm glad you are not a gamer.... bye.
All these categories with given meanings... Do what you enjoy, but be wary of it's effect.
As a woman in who has been GAMING since 96' I AM A GAMER
This article just reads like someone sitting on their high horse looking down on people who call themselves gamers. What's wrong with describing yourself as a gamer? It's not like that's the only category you can fall into and cannot be described as anything else.
I genuinely hate this author, delusional idiot!
"Identity – as a starting point – is a place where we feel connected to others due to shared life experience, and every identity feels threatened by the emergence of another. It’s just not easy to be a person. It never has been." Loved this quote, applies to more than just gaming.
Should be titled," Why I'm Not a Gamer, But a Hipster-Douche Instead."
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