12341Re: My July top 10
- Aug 3, 2002I am sorry I didn't post before in response to this; this evening I
thought about it some more and I also want to chime in with Constantine
that such humor as the stripping and games top-five is inappropriate.
If we are attempting to have a list where you should not say "fuck"
because it might make an uncomfortable environment for children or such
folks, then we certainly should make an effort to not alienate (many)
women by generating a culture of (predominantly) stereotypically male
viewpoints. By posting in a form that is humorous to those who have a
"male viewpoint", and by posting in a way which assumes certain
behavior and experience is common and accepted throughout the entire
list, one implicitly makes it more difficult for those who do not have
that common cultural ground to speak as the post implicitly suggests a
metric for what is a "unity games list member." I am not saying that
we are tying people down and gagging them through such behavior, I am
merely saying we are making it, again, marginally more difficult. The
sorry fact is these infinitesimals add up over the course of time to
erode people's voices and in the end perpetuate an oppression which I
assume most of us consciously feel is something to avoid.
I do not know if any of you have had the experience of talking with (or
being) a person who has given up voicing their discomfort and distress
at aspects of a culture they are choosing to be in because they are
just too tired to carry the torch any further; often such people
withdraw from such cultures, or even do not join them in the first
place due to prior negative experiences with other, similar, ones.
This is one factor, I feel, that explains the disproportional
percentage of men in the board-gaming world.
--- In Unity_Games@y..., Constantine von Hoffman <c@a...> wrote:
> oh, this is so much too much information. maybe we could leave a little
> of the misogyny (look it up, matt) at home next time.
> At 12:16 PM 8/2/02 -0400, matt wrote:
> >I have no inclination to compare games to food or music, but I will
> >compare them to strippers. However, these days I barely play 10 different
> >games each month, so I will do a top 5.
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