I know, I know, it’s been months. And I’m still not ready to start blogging frequently again yet. The demise of my laptop led to a 3 and a half month hiatus from the blogosphere but in the words of a former Kaleefoahnian Governer, “I’ll be back”.
In the meantime, I just wanted to post this link: http://www.nomorelost.org/2011/03/25/straight-male-gamer-told-to-get-over-it-by-bioware/ – it’s a blog post outlining Bioware (Game Development Company)’s response to a complaint by a “Straight Male Gamer” that it’s Dragon Age game was pandering too much to the gays and the wimmin. Bioware’s David Gaider’s response to the “Straight Male Gamer” really struck a chord with me.
In particular when referring to “why such an opinion[that Gay’s and Women are entitled to their storylines in Gaming] might be met with hostility, it has to do with privilege. You can write it off as “political correctness” if you wish, but the truth is that privilege always lies with the majority. They’re so used to being catered to that they see the lack of catering as an imbalance. They don’t see anything wrong with having things set up to suit them, what’s everyone’s fuss all about? That’s the way it should be, any everyone else should be used to not getting what they want.”
It really gets to the nub of why some groups in society get so frustrated at the equality agenda. They’re so used to getting what they want, that when someone else gets their time and rights, it seems an affront to the previously privileged group.
Anyway, just wanted to share.