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Breakfast Topic: Is WoW inherently sexist? {WoW}

May 17th 2011 2:22PM lol wut?

Nobody is talking about whether men do the fighting or women do the cooking. Calm down. Take a breath. Stop being so reactionary. In fact, sending the men to do the fighting plays into the notion of men being more expendable than women, if anything.

Breakfast Topic: Is WoW inherently sexist? {WoW}

May 17th 2011 12:19PM kvanje: This phenomenon is not uniform across all cultures by any stretch of the imagination, which makes the natural theory invalid.

Breakfast Topic: Is WoW inherently sexist? {WoW}

May 17th 2011 11:00AM I think that what you are talking about has to do with our culture. We have a distinct hierarchy of innocence. Adult men are at the bottom of this list, while children are at the top. Adult women are below children, but above men. I think that this is a relic of the ideology that women are less than men and should be subservient to them. This puts woman in a child-like position, with a similar level of innocence, since they are incapable of making their own decisions.

Breakfast Topic: Is WoW inherently sexist? {WoW}

May 17th 2011 8:45AM I always find it interesting that stylized and sexualized females are typically called sexist, while stylized and sexualized men are not. I think that if our society had a history of making men submissive to women, and constantly promoting an ideal archetype of what a "man" needs to look like, then we would consider the big burly human males to be a sexist representation of men.

That's not to say that we shouldn't strive for something better if we can, but I think men can too easily write these things off because they generally do not have to deal with their gender role being as uniform and expected as the female one is. I guarantee that if the tables of history and society were turned, men would be crying about how not everyone can be all covered with muscles like the man in this game are.

Breakfast Topic: Is WoW inherently sexist? {WoW}

May 17th 2011 8:40AM You don't know what political correctness is, so please do everyone a favor and just avoid using the term.

The Daily Quest: Gold, mountains of it {WoW}

May 11th 2011 3:32PM The story that we know as "Pocahontas" never really happened. John Smith was a notorious liar who would return from every single trip he went on with a grand story about how some local woman fell in love with him and then saved him from certain death. While the characters were obviously real people, and Pocahontas was certainly a real person, the story as most people know it is about as close to the truth as Sleeping Beauty.

Rated battlegrounds FAQ {WoW}

Nov 5th 2010 9:10AM Do you really want to hop into a raid, kill one boss and have three people drop, locking you in and being stuck because it's a cross-server group? Or being unable to kill the second boss because people are terribad? Or people hording gear? It's not a good idea.

You already CAN random group for BGs. They aren't taking away normal BGs.

Rated battlegrounds FAQ {WoW}

Nov 5th 2010 9:08AM There is no way to gauge an individual player's contribution to a BG.

Rated battlegrounds FAQ {WoW}

Nov 5th 2010 9:03AM You are asking for something completely impossible. There is no feasible way to rate a character individually for their contribution to a BG without encouraging people to steal kills, camp flags, and generally abuse the system. Nothing is stopping you from doing this with a PUG.

Rated battlegrounds FAQ {WoW}

Nov 5th 2010 9:00AM If that was the case, what would be the difference between normal BGs and rated BGs? You don't need to make a team, with a charter and all; You just need to have a premade group like you do for a raid. You can pick those people up on your server, or they can be people from your guild that you regularly play with.