qui nos opprimere velint illos libenter devoramus
"why hate on trans men when you can hate on cis men?"
dang this list could get long but I’ll start small
- Many trans men have access to male privilege, but are often excluded from critiques of that power structure, though they actively engage in it.
- Trans men treat misogyny…
Game developers, he continued, will oftentimes say that the reason for misogyny, sexism and other social injustices found in games comes from their games being grounded in realism. Heir rejected that argument outright.
"We need to stop giving into the realism excuse," he said, "especially when most of our games are fantasy games … and not historically accurate, and [instead] question whether realism even makes any sense for our game. If it does, then we need to make sure that the realism isn’t boiled down into such a simplistic model that it creates more problems.
"We should use the ability of our medium to show players the issues firsthand, or give them a unique understanding of the issues and complexities by crafting game mechanics along with narrative components that result in dynamics of play that create meaning for the player in ways that other media isn’t capable of."
On social justice—a recap of a GDC talk.