Which, as you can probably tell, caused quite a heated discussion.
It sort of confused me, because the other girls in the class were going on as if its massively important for women to be represented in a positive way in video games, which got me thinking, is any representation of women actually positive? We moaned on about being presented as a housewife, we moaned on about being presented as some sort of sex symbol, and now we’re moaning on about being presented as “warrior-like” and dominating and powerful. I’m not saying that equality is a bad thing, its just difficult to keep everyone equal, when everyone wants different things.
For example, men are ALWAYS sold things through war and violence, and “oh look, have a gun, and you can shoot these people! YAY!” and all of the male representations in games revolve around being strong, and powerful and extremely muscley, to the point where its actually scary. But, when women are represented in a similar way, for example, as thin and blonde, and generally beautiful, everyone complains that its sexist. I’m sorry, but I just don’t understand how men and women can remain equal, when raging feminists complain when they are!?
Anyway, from this, we then ended up talking about games being directed more at females, to which every girl in the class said they’d prefer. Yet, when we were given a list of games that were directed at women, everyone seemed to think it was completely sexist! One lad actually said that “maybe if women played more games, the market would be expanded for them, because there’s no point in them making more games for women, when more men play them” which I thought was a valid point.
And then from this, we ended up in this massive heated debate which ultimately resulted in everyone screaming at each other and girls saying that all lads care about is how women look, and the lads saying that all women are slags.
Fun fun fun.
A girl that went to my college died this morning. I didn’t know her personally, but I knew who she was and I’d seen her around and that. As far as I’ve heard, she never had anything bad to say about anyone, and no one had anything bad to say about her. Which makes me wonder how anyone can remain faithful to God when criminals and lowlifes are alive, and generally being dicks, and someone as nice and as normal as this passes away so suddenly.
Because she was so young, I think she was only 20, it’s really got me thinking about the fragility of life. One minute you’re here, and the next you’re gone. Honestly, I practically broke down in tears when I heard the news, because of the shock of it probably, and I didn’t even know the girl! I can’t even begin to imagine what her family and close friends are going through. It’s just a complete shock to everyone.
Again, I’m sorry if I’ve put anyone on a complete downer or anything, I just felt I had to say something. May she rest in peace. X