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Sexism Still a Problem At E3 737

Posted by Soulskill
from the let-your-project-succeed-or-fail-on-its-own-merit dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Now that E3 has wound down and the big product announcements are out of the way, its time to take a step back and look at the culture represented by the giant gaming show. 'The presence of scantily clad women hawking games and gizmos seemed in particular contrast to a report released this week by the Entertainment Software Association, which organizes the gaming industry's annual trade show. It found that 45 percent of the entire gaming population is now women, and women make up 46 percent of the most frequent game buyers.' While there are fewer 'booth babes' than in earlier shows (and while some are trying to bring balance by adding 'booth bros'), the conference organizers are happy to let exhibitors make their own policy. By contrast, the Penny Arcade Expo forbids 'booth babes,' a controversial but widely lauded stance. A recent article in Kotaku about this year's E3 notes, 'For every confident cosplayer who might do the job at a con, I am seeing dozens of companies trying to sell me hundreds of women. They are not drawing my attention to the content of their games, or to their tactics or techniques. They are drawing my attention to thigh-high boots, to low-cut shirts, and, frankly, to the hard work of a really expensive bra. So much of what I see here at E3 is aimed directly at the lizard hindbrain of a 13-year-old boy. But you have to be 18 to get into the show, and it's nominally for industry professionals. Perhaps someday we—men and women alike—can all be treated like the grown-ups we theoretically are, and be trusted to judge a game by its content... not its double-D cover.'"
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Sexism Still a Problem At E3

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  • by stevegee58 (1179505) on Saturday June 15, 2013 @01:06PM (#44015935) Journal
    They're just buying Fallout or Modern Warfare for their boyfriends.
  • by loufoque (1400831) on Saturday June 15, 2013 @01:21PM (#44016095)

    Not all women are feminists.
    A lot of women understand their place in society.

  • by loufoque (1400831) on Saturday June 15, 2013 @01:25PM (#44016149)

    You know to dump a woman if she offers you Modern Warfare.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 15, 2013 @02:27PM (#44016669)

    Does your advanced thought process keep you uninterested in women? Because if it does and you are straight, you might have a testosterone deficit and you should see a doctor.

      Otherwise, you might know better than to hit on every busty 20 year old you see, but you still would want to.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 15, 2013 @04:43PM (#44017467)

    "If you walked up and grabbed my ass, you'd get slapped with sexual harassment "

    No. Not with me. You'd just smile and follow me.

    You hair looks great, by the way.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 15, 2013 @05:59PM (#44017803)

    Hilarious. Another sicko who claims to get 'turned on' by UGLY women. If you're 'turned on' by ugly women, you are a sick freak, a pervert. Ugly people are disliked for a reason - they are mutants.
    Beautiful women are attractive to men because they are NOT mutants, their bodies are genetically fit for reproduction. You, on the other hand, have to make up a reason for liking something OTHER than a woman's physical attractiveness - which means you are dating (LOL - as if you've ever dated) unattractive women, yet you still get 'turned on' by them, because you're sick and depraved.

    There are already enough ugly people in the world - please don't make any more.

    What "advanced creatures" are you talking about? Oh - you mean the human race, of which 95% at least are mutants and therefore UGLY. You mean the human race, most of whom (at least the males) use their MINDS when having sex, to get turned on by whatever sick thoughts they are thinking of, rather than looking at the physical form of the woman they are having sex with, and being turned on by THAT.

    If you are 'turned on' by ANYTHING other than a woman's physical form, AND if you're turned on by ugly women, you are a sick fuck and should not reproduce. But then, why should you care that your own children are born ugly, and therefore handicapped, and will have pretty shit lives?


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