General Gaming: The Gender War!

Men we are losing the Gender War in gaming.  Slowly losing ground to the Female of our species, and worse to Homosexuals. We need to tighten our reins, and bring in the situation. Remember if they are bad at doing something within a game, they are a woman, gay, fag or a homo. Please do not refrain from calling them thus.

If you see a women dps, please tell her to delete, and reroll a healer. If you see a guy healer, and he isn’t doing his job make sure to call him a fag, because obviously they are weaker then you, and must like the same sex.

Of course I am being facetious.  Penny Arcade was talking about this campaign, it also got me thinking. It’s like those drug campaigns, I don’t think it’s going to stop anyone from calling someone a homo. I don’t think this is a gaming issue, I think it’s a society in general issue. Even though I have gay friends, and women friends I still slip and revert to Uber Male mode, and shall endeavor to strive for better.  I think my role models like John Wayne would frown on how some of these young men, myself included treat other people.

I want to make it clear though, this post is not for or against homosexuality. I have my own views, but they are my own, and will stay that way.I am against people being disrespectful, and jerks to one another for stupid reasons. That’s what this post is about, that’s what I’m against.    

As Gabe, and Tycho realize that this is a noble endeavor. I don’t think they are up to the task. I will help spread awareness, and try to act a little bit more honorable. I also think though the world is not about what is right or fair, it is up to us to make it so, even though that fight is a losing one.  To be a Man takes more then having a penis, and one must do what is right, because it is right, and not because it is popular, or you get some reward.  To be a person that stands up for what is right, must extend into everything we do. I wouldn’t go up to a person in a bar I hardly know, and call him a fag, I shouldn’t do it over Ventrilo either. That’s the problem with the internet, it is not a license to act like a jerk off.

9 Responses to “General Gaming: The Gender War!”

  1. “If you see a women dps, please tell her to delete, and reroll a healer. If you see a guy healer, and he isn’t doing his job make sure to call him a fag, because obviously they are weaker then you, and must like the same sex.”

    I was reading your article and made the bad decesion to take a drink of my soda while reading that line. Needless to say, I now have a coke stain on my shirt lol.

    I couldn’t tell if you were being serious or just joking, either way I thought it was funny. Good stuff….besides my stain that is =P

  2. “That’s the problem with the internet, it is not a license to act like a jerk off.”

    The oddest thing is even that most of those people who are jerks online are the shyest of shy people in real life.

    Often these are the type of people who need the animosity of the net to allow themselves to be who they really are, but not have the guts to be in real life.

  3. “think before you act”

    maybe more people behind some special chars in every game should get that tatood on her forehead…it would maybe help.

    back in alliance days…
    denying our priest, who is a man, a good healer and homo is NOT the way it should be…neither the fact that one of our best dpsers used to be female…(used to be female meaning she stopped playing, not any kind of operation…)

    • “used to be a female meaning she stopped playing, not any kind of operation” – Nim

      We here at HLL, don’t mind transexuals, don’t you read my posts ..
      How else we going to get our mounts if we don’t make a hawt female elf, and strip for the lads. LOL!

  4. I’m glad I read this through to the end (that’s the kind of person I am) because the beginning part got me a little irritated.

    I actually just had an experience recently that will force me to write a post about this on the morrow…but I do appreciate that you see its a problem in our society and are trying to combat it as best you can 🙂 Very noble.

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