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5-01-2009 @ 1:17PM
Yeah, it is a little sexist - what isn't? Humor without some transgression isn’t much humor at all.I don't mean to diminish the cause of equality for women, but debates like this one do that all on their own. The question is a ready straw man, laid out to be easily dismissed – and will likely result, in the intelligent discussion that I’m sure is to follow below, in throwing the baby out with the bath water. Asking questions like this one without context lets people dismiss feminism as a debate over opening doors for women and making boob jokes. Not that it is wrong to raise the question, but this is what I think will happen.Also the level requirement is needed to keep you from getting the achievement by just making level one alts, and female undead are just damned hard to find making it a challenge. From a mechanics perspective it is pretty perfect. From a humor perspective it is great too – “shake your bunny maker” is a damn funny title – one of my favorite ever. Bunny maker! And on the topic of gender – what’s up with everyone and everything online being degraded a fags? I’m just saying – that’s a way more pressing gender issue than the ears.
5-01-2009 @ 1:22PM
Best post on the subject yet.
5-01-2009 @ 10:10PM
^ This. It's important to be aware of objectification and make sure you aren't propagating it, such as equating "gay" with "bad" or "lame". Though I have gay friends that say "gay" in this manner, it doesn't mean it doesn't have social and psychological consequences. Being aware that it might and finding a different word doesn't take a lot of effort and shows a bit of wisdom. That being said, it's important to recognize what sins of this sort are acceptable. Humor is often based on being naughty and I for one love it. I personally would be disappointed if Blizzard was too scared of moralists to have the odd quest/achievement like this. As a woman I'm not overly offended and even if I am somewhere deep down inside, on the whole I'm more amused.To all the angry folk:I think its uber important to always maintain a balanced view. This discussion isn't absolute crap. It's not particularly earth-shattering, either. But some people apparently care about it. Leave that to them instead of trolling if it bores you.
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