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Started by james_west, February 11, 2004, 12:55:07 PM
Quote from: pete_darbyLHoD: well, LeGuin managed to get at least one novel out of it, so there should be enough to get at least one session of a game ;-)Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it all about the politics? (confession: I've been following the Guardian's recent UKL kick, so I'm better "externally informed" about her stuff than I have bene for a long time). In the novel, there's at least two big political situations: the slide into war, and the intervention of the Ekumen. Both of these are subtly informed and modified by the hermaphroditism of the Gethenians.
QuoteNext question: why is questioning gender roles necessarily feminist?
Quote from: Emily CareThe funny thing to me about writing it is that I don't believe in gender except as a cultural construct. So here I am writing a game based on these differences as part of the premise!
Quote from: pete_darbyNext question: why is questioning gender roles necessarily feminist?
Quote from: ThuringwaethielThat means everybody are homosexual by default (and if someone happens to be straight, they'd be in troublesince there is no opposite sex)
Quote from: ThuringwaethielOf course in our world vast majority of abuse is by man and upon a woman
Quote from: sirogitI had this idea of a game that parodies WW and their typical caste systems, with the game based on the creatureHuman with two separate castes, Man & Woman. Each having a written doctrine on how they view the other.Guess it's a lot lighter than what people were aiming for in this thread but it's interesting as a different method.
Quote from: Emily CareMy take on addressing gender issues and sexism in a game is one I'm developing called Breaking the Ice.It's a two person game where you play a character of the gender (or ethnicity, politics, sexual orientationetc), of the other player.
Quote from: Doctor XeroActually, that's a falsehood propagated by gender role blinders and ideological incredulity -- according togender roles, women must be the victims (this idea was popularized by the Matriarch Feminists in 1600sEngland to evoke sympathy for the plight of women), so it's easier for most people to imagine women asvictims of abuse, and according to gender roles men must be empowered or lose all identity rights, so it'seasier for most people to imagine men as the force of authority (and therefore the victimizers) in suchsituations.
QuoteHowever, the most accurate studies have shown that the majority of victims of non-lethal spouse abuse are men not women.
Quote from: LibrisiaI am skeptical (to quote a recent breakfast cereal commercial).
Quote from: Christopher WeeksA few things:Misogyny Is misogyny now taken to mean any deviation from the belief that men and women are identical?
Quotesex v. ethnicityBut no amount of breeding is going to get a cross between males and females because of the inherently binary nature of the chromosome. (Well, OK, so maybe lots of time might do funny things to this genetic construct, but that's a silly point for this conversation, I think.)
QuoteThe nature of predjudiceAm I the only one who thinks of me prejudices as useful psychological instruments? Sure, if I let them control me, that's bad, but otherwise they help me to sift through huge amounts of incoming data and make decisions much more quickly than I might otherwise. .... . Why pretend it's a bad thing or that it's unique to "bad" individuals? I don't see how that helps anyone.
Quote from: John Kim in 'religion and role-playing'For example, a religious practice may include storytelling such as parables -- but that story has a goal in the real world beyond just being fun to hear.
Quote from: Christopher WeeksDoes it matter, in game design/play or other life-interpretations of these issues, that there is a genuine difference between the sexes but not between the races?