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carboxyl  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: In Defense of Gamers

I'm tired of people like this promoting this myth that if a medium's target audience is men, then it must be inherently sexist.

    in their best-funded and most widely consumed commercial forms, they have especially catered to certain kinds of socially awkward boys and men, providing them with alternatives to dominant standards of masculinity. At the same time, however, they cultivated an alternative misogyny, based on resentment of other men and a desire to usurp their patriarchal dominance, rather than overturn patriarchy entirely. Hence the geek culture is a breeding ground for Nice Guys who see themselves as persecuted outcasts but are unable to get over their desire to control women.

I don't believe you can stereotype "gamers" anymore than that. The writer is quick to label the video game industry as sexist and elitist (comparing them to the tea-party so you'll get on board for sure) so they can write it off later as "capitalism's" fault.

I don't see how this defends anyone, they completely bash the industry and the fanbase and blame it on a mysterious minority that made them believe all of their widely unpopular opinions. It obvious that internet trolls or flamers are just dumb kids who say whatever for shits and giggles, and have nothing to do with video game culture