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Why Are Gamers So Toxic?

SJW: Social Justice Warrior

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, be grateful. Spawned in some dark basement at Dorito-encrusted keyboard with the stench of a crusty neckbeard hanging thick in the air, this term is nothing but trash. Anyone who uses it anyway but ironic can take those letters and shove them so far up their ass they puke them up.

If you haven’t gathered, I cannot stand this trend of calling anything remotely progressive as being SJW bullshit. It makes being a gamer a miserable experience and it makes people embarrassed to proclaim that they enjoy gaming. Or at least, it makes anyone with any common sense embarrassed to claim it. There are few communities that can be as toxic as gamers and it’s something I just don’t understand. They’re games. They’re supposed to be fun and entertaining. Sure, like most forms of entertainment there can be politics behind it. That’s not remotely surprising. But what is with this sudden trend of calling any little thing tying to be more inclusive as being a bad thing?

Why is it so wrong is a game wants to include a player character that’s female? How is that a bad thing? These toxic little boys need to get their panties out of their ass and realize that it’s a good thing if these companies want to court women as well as men. So many companies underestimate the purchasing power of women. It’s the same sort of thing that led people to say books about female characters wouldn’t do as well because boys wouldn’t read them (The Hunger Games), or that action/comic book movies with female leads wouldn’t do as well (Wonderwoman). It’s been proven patently false. Women have disposable income as well and they are more than willing to support things that include them, and they will support it an insane amount considering so few things come out to appeal to them.

And that’s a good thing. If a game is inclusive and appeals widely to both men and women, it will make more money. If it makes more money there’s going to be more support for the game and the publisher will be able to make more good games. And the cycle will continue and it will be a great thing.

Plus, what’s so wrong with having to play as a female character? I end up having to play as a male character in most of the games I play. And I genuinely don’t have a problem with it but you best believe the moment a game comes out where I can play as a female character or make my own female character, I will support it much more than those patently male games.

But apparently that makes me a bad person trying to kill gaming with the magical game killing power of my vagina or something.

SJW’s aren’t killing off gaming. Whiny men are killing the community.



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