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3-30-2008 @ 10:21AM
Does Blizzard support homosexual stereotyping? I don't believe they do. The questions the authors should be asking is if they are projecting their own stereotypes into the game world, and if so, is that a bad thing?Male blood elves are no more gay than female tauren are cows or draenei are recently arrived eastern European immigrants. (Or human females are dumb blondes, for that matter.) That is to say, each of these examples tends to remind us a little of something we're familiar with in the real world. How you react to these examples and form your own value judgments is entirely up to you. Just because they exist in-game doesn't mean Blizzard is supporting anything.As soon as Blizzard allows two characters to marry (not just put on a wedding dress and tuxedo) and start a family in-game, but limits it to male and female couples, then I'll start worrying about them supporting stereotypes.P.S. -- Here's my stereotype: the gay guys I hang out with tend to be much more like orcs; everyday working class people with a stubborn streak. And I wish I had a blood elf's abs!
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