For Those Of You Coming From Destructiod

I do not hate Faith or gamers like Faith. Indeed I have tried to be respectful in my limited dealings with her and I even openly expressed support of her personally when she was being abused by the Kotaku goons for calling a boycott of the site. I disagree with some of her politics, as she obviously disagrees with some of mine. I have never attacked her personally, and if I have attacked the women who subscribe to the politics that I disagree with rather than the politics themselves then I apologize.

For the record, I do not appreciate or agree with the brush she paints my blog with. It’s one thing to disagree with and critique what is put forth here and another to accuse me of “hating” gamers like her, or believing that they represent everything that’s wrong with girl gamers.

I think that female gamers deal with enough hatred as it is without any of us heaping it on each other. I do not, and never will, support hating a woman for the choices that she’s made in life, even if I am critical of those reasons. That includes all female gamers; gamers like Faith, gamers like myself, gamers who don’t care either way about gender issues… it doesn’t matter, none of us deserve to be crapped on for the way we view gaming.

Faith, if you read this, please know that I certainly do not hate you and I do not wish there to be bad blood between us simply because our gaming politics differ.

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3 Responses to For Those Of You Coming From Destructiod

  1. Ack, I tried commenting on this a few days ago, but I think my comment was lost in the internet shuffle.

    I think it’s unfortunate that Faith feels that feminism is causing trouble for women gamers in the gaming community–but obviously, I feel that feminism has personally helped me a lot.

    I can certainly understand wanting to just play games without any baggage–however, I really feel that’s a privilege that isn’t always available to girl and women gamers. In a gender neutral game, yes, but in a game misogynistic tones–well, that’s hard to ignore.

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  3. tekanji says:

    Ack, I tried commenting on this a few days ago, but I think my comment was lost in the internet shuffle.

    Ack, that sucks :( I wish there was a better way to mark frequent commenters as “OMG NOT SPAM!” I hope other legit comments haven’t gotten accidently marked as spam…

    I can certainly understand wanting to just play games without any baggage

    I can too, and it’s a view I held to a certain degree before. I don’t begrudge Faith her chosen path, and I am frankly a little hurt that she labeled me as such after I have tried my hardest to be nice to her.

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