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  1. I don't think it will ever happen: http://thegwumps.blogspot.com/2011/10/gamers-cant-handle-imperium.html
  2. hmmm. hate to do this, but seems necessary. your reasoning were used quite frequently as an excuse to prolong the disparate treatment o' blacks and asians and other minority groups in this country. You are supposing that my idea is prescriptive, when in fact I think it is descriptive. I'm not making a value judgement. I'm making an observation. so was aristotle and shockley. they would say that they weren't making value judgments. they were wrong, of course. Nonsense. The person making the judgement decides if it is a value judgement. You cannot simply graft that motive onto someone.
  3. No. And anyone who makes that argument is an asshatted moron.
  4. hmmm. hate to do this, but seems necessary. your reasoning were used quite frequently as an excuse to prolong the disparate treatment o' blacks and asians and other minority groups in this country. You are supposing that my idea is prescriptive, when in fact I think it is descriptive. I'm not making a value judgement. I'm making an observation.
  5. Well your original argument wasn't clear. In any regard, I will grant you that most white people do not face any real harmful behavior because of their whiteness. But males? They get a boatload of it. Men are subjected to a ton of real, actual abuse on a daily basis. In fact, it makes more sense to say that the abuse they receive is precisely because they are men. The problem with modern narratives regarding sexism is that people look at the top and see men. And it is true, there are more men at the top of everything: more men in positions of power, more men in government, more men CEO
  6. Yes, we can really say that. And this is the kind of nonsense from "the other side" that makes males look ridiculous. Most men aren't getting rape threats for daring to make a post about video games. You lose nothing by admitting this, and in fact your position is strengthened for conceding what is (eventually) a trivial point that everyone else already believes anyway. There are only two ways this stuff is going to end: 1) We eradicate abuse from the internet 2) We change our attitudes about it. 1 is never going to happen, not unless we fundamentally destroy the very character
  7. Nah. They face less discrimination, certainly. But as to who faces "derogatory" and "dehumanizing" treatment? How can you even being to quantify that? "Specific forms" is my real point there. I'm not contesting for a single second that everyone in the world can be the target of terrible things done by other people. But how many forms of derogatory and dehumanizing treatment have specifically targeted the straight white male? Compared to, say, black people, or gay men? That's what I'm getting at. This doesn't really help your argument, though. Every white male who has ever been thr
  8. Nah. They face less discrimination, certainly. But as to who faces "derogatory" and "dehumanizing" treatment? How can you even being to quantify that? "Specific forms" is my real point there. I'm not contesting for a single second that everyone in the world can be the target of terrible things done by other people. But how many forms of derogatory and dehumanizing treatment have specifically targeted the straight white male? Compared to, say, black people, or gay men? That's what I'm getting at. This doesn't really help your argument, though. Every white male who has ever been th
  9. In my view, complaining about this stuff is just as dumb as those people who whine about feeling "unsafe" on the internet. White dudes have it pretty easy on this Planet Earth. People who are upset about that have a legitimate grievance. And they are allowed to have that grievance without prefacing their remarks so as not to hurt your feelings. But what flows equally from that grievance is the understanding that, when it comes to issues like this, your delivery is just as important as the content. Very few people actually run around calling white men "devils" and they are usually made fun
  10. Nah. They face less discrimination, certainly. But as to who faces "derogatory" and "dehumanizing" treatment? How can you even being to quantify that?
  11. No. See, what you're not understanding here is that (assuming you are male yourself) men already predominate. What is ensured through 'safe spaces' is that there is a place outside of that for people to feel safe. (The same applies to LGBTQIA groups, or in other circumstances to non-white individuals. It's not about "special clubs", it's about being protected from the abuses and threats that society in general poses.) You don't need a club of your own.Yo You need to change your behaviour, and that of fellow men, so that people don't feel the need to have a separate safe space.
  12. Yeah. I've been here a while. I tend to split my time between here and RPG Codex. But lately I haven't been posting much of anywhere, because of RL stuff. But I always check in once a day, if only to get psyched for PoE updates. ETA: Also, my primary interest is in following PoE, but I find I can only do that for so long (that is, follow a game that isn't released yet) before I get burned out. That's partly why I stopped following WL2 after finishing up on the veteran's advisory panel. I just want to play the goddamn game already. So I have to be careful how many discussions I get in
  13. I've noticed that a cultures that doesn't value free speech runs the risk of creating crybabies and over-sensitive jerks.
  14. Well, that's the only time you should hear about it. This is kind of like saying "The only time I hear about prison sentences is when someone is going to jail." Of course that's when you hear about them: that's when they're relevant. Likewise, you hear a lot about freedom of speech issues when there is a particularly contentious case floating around the media, precisely because it is contentious. You don't hear about free speech most other times because there isn't much to say about it: we enjoy the freedom of expression, and we use it every day. It is uneventful.
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