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FujiokaMidori said:

This should be a no brainer... but it still baffles me how some dudes treat some dudettes over gaming.
Is it really so hard to belive we also play games? Is it so really that hard to respect that?

I wouldn't need to point this out... but the fact is, that this is how things are here at times.

What sexism has there been on the forums lately? I keep hearing people complain about it, but I've never seen it.



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brendude13 said:
FujiokaMidori said:

This should be a no brainer... but it still baffles me how some dudes treat some dudettes over gaming.
Is it really so hard to belive we also play games? Is it so really that hard to respect that?

I wouldn't need to point this out... but the fact is, that this is how things are here at times.

What sexism has there been on the forums lately? I keep hearing people complain about it, but I've never seen it.


It is present, I assure you. We adress the problem because we have felt it more than once.



FujiokaMidori said:
brendude13 said:
FujiokaMidori said:

This should be a no brainer... but it still baffles me how some dudes treat some dudettes over gaming.
Is it really so hard to belive we also play games? Is it so really that hard to respect that?

I wouldn't need to point this out... but the fact is, that this is how things are here at times.

What sexism has there been on the forums lately? I keep hearing people complain about it, but I've never seen it.


It is present, I assure you. We adress the problem because we have felt it more than once.


can i ask, since you are one of the few female members to post in this thread, what the solution could be?



bananaking21 said:
FujiokaMidori said:
brendude13 said:
FujiokaMidori said:

This should be a no brainer... but it still baffles me how some dudes treat some dudettes over gaming.
Is it really so hard to belive we also play games? Is it so really that hard to respect that?

I wouldn't need to point this out... but the fact is, that this is how things are here at times.

What sexism has there been on the forums lately? I keep hearing people complain about it, but I've never seen it.


It is present, I assure you. We adress the problem because we have felt it more than once.


can i ask, since you are one of the few female members to post in this thread, what the solution could be?


It's really really simple, just as Marucha posted. Follow the rules stated by the site itself, and reports should be taken care off.

The problem being that some of those justified reports have been ignored, but the solution is really simple.



bananaking21 said:
FujiokaMidori said:
brendude13 said:
FujiokaMidori said:

This should be a no brainer... but it still baffles me how some dudes treat some dudettes over gaming.
Is it really so hard to belive we also play games? Is it so really that hard to respect that?

I wouldn't need to point this out... but the fact is, that this is how things are here at times.

What sexism has there been on the forums lately? I keep hearing people complain about it, but I've never seen it.


It is present, I assure you. We adress the problem because we have felt it more than once.


can i ask, since you are one of the few female members to post in this thread, what the solution could be?



I think the best solution to a nonexistent problem is to so nothing about it.

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Marucha said:
rutea7 said:
brendude13 said:
Eh, it wasn't that bad. He shouldn't have said it, but there doesn't need to be an uproar about it. It wasn't like he used an off topic joke to offend her, it was a play on words. While it was a bit insensitive, I probably see more offensive posts on a daily basis.


isnt that the problem? the joke is just an example of a bigger issue


Yeah he made the best point and didn't realize it lol

I agree about this, but the line should be drawn where things get really offensive or harassing, in a sexist, religious or whatever else way or not, not just politically uncorrect... Heck, we could target even males with a PMS joke in the right situation, actually when we males are the targets we can be a lot coarser and get from PMS to menstruation jokes themselves: when I was in the highschool my nose bled quite often (I eventually had to have a vein cauterized to solve that) and my deskmate always asked me "got the curse"?   
Even age of the target can sometimes make the difference, if a male goes often to the toilet, a prostate joke can be funny if he's young, but rude if he's old, unless there is familiarity, he's in the right mood and he actually doesn't suffer from anything serious at his prostate.

This said, in the vast majority of situations a joke about different female sensitivity can be made in a polite way and without putting PMS in it, but in that specific Galaki case it could be done only that way, being a play on words.



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