If you want to see what is wrong with nerd culture, and specifically the enormous privilege enjoyed and expected by its male population, read this thread, or even just the first post (as it has gotten quite long now). But if you’re not interested in throwing up in your mouth a little, maybe don’t read it.
You know, feminists, with stuff like this around I really wish you would spend more time worrying about misandry.
Quoth the OP:
“I am starting this thread because I see a new trend in the video/computer game world and that is the increase in strong playable female characters.
Now, I am no hardcore gamer but I do play computer games often and the recent one I have been playing recently is Shogun 2 total war. Now for those who don’t know what this game is, it is a strategy game based on the military of feudal Japan. I recently bought an upgrade for the game the other day and guess what one of the strongest military units was? Nuns. I shit you not. The nuns had an attack 20% -40% higher than most units in the game. Somehow I doubt that in real life a nun would have swung a sword or used a spear faster and harder than a feudal warlord, and this game was based on history.
I think I have the right to ask steam and other gaming companes: WTF with the subliminal brainwashing? What now when I buy or play a game women will be doing all the ass kicking? I seen some similiar patterns on the game advertisements on television and the internet recently and want to know if anyone else is seeing the pattern?
I call bullshit on this subject. Video games are the last place for guys to hang out and now women are taking over. Why not just save us the trouble and instead of eliminating our fantasy world just throw us in work camp to provide for thier bastard children (literally speaking) while they shit all over us…wait they already do that.
End of rant.”
I bolded my favorite parts. Who ever heard of a historically-based video game taking liberties with its source material? Who??? And how about all these games where you can only play as women- wait, what? That doesn’t exist? He’s complaining because there was *an* option, singular, to have female units?
I guess you can’t expect much from the “Men Going Their Own Way Forums.” Seriously, that’s what it stands for. Precious.