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|reply to Thardorian |
Re: Lets take back our games, a call to arms for decent men.
There's something that got under my skin about the article the OP is referring to;
quote:Why is it that whenever we talk about someone's "rights" online anonymity goes on the block?
Anonymity is a privilege, not a right. Anonymity is a double-edged sword. A limited number of people need it in certain circumstances: children, crime victims, whistleblowers, people discussing their medical conditions, political dissidents in repressive regimes. But those people normally don't misuse their anonymity to abuse others; they're protecting themselves from abuse. I think the default setting in all online forums that are not intended for people at risk should require real names. After a user has demonstrated that they are a grown-up, then offer them the privilege of using a pseudonym. And take it away forever if they misuse it. I haven't used a nickname for years except in one place where all the readers know who I am anyway. Has it made me more careful about what I say? You bet. Is that a good thing? Damn right it is.
I'm not disputing the rest of the issues that need to be addressed regarding misogyny, just that I think misogyny can be addressed without altering the fundamental character of the internet.
Lastly; gaming is about competition, and there's a difference between being competitive, and misogynistic. The overal tone of the article seems to be that we should ditch most (if not all) competitve behavior to prevent misogyny, honestly I think the author might be throwing out the baby with the bathwater at this point; because s/he hasn't even broached the issue of competitive behavior in gaming.
Sorry to get all serious on yas.
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