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A Thread About Sexist Tropes

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    edited September 2014
    Paladin wrote: »
    Something like this:

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    ...used to be incredibly commonplace.

    We have improved somewhat (it's debatable how much, exactly) but at least we don't see helpless and ridiculously-clad damsels being rescued from the bug-eyed monsters on the covers of a shit-ton of media anymore.

    I would like to hear from people who think criticism of such things are misplaced. Is it bad that this is less common now? How do you think this happened?

    review_Ripley_aliens_2.jpg

    We also used to be willing to explore the meaning behind our attitudes toward sexuality, but we seem to be on a robot kick now

    Robots want love too.

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    Paladin wrote: »
    Something like this:

    planet-194203spring.jpg

    ...used to be incredibly commonplace.

    We have improved somewhat (it's debatable how much, exactly) but at least we don't see helpless and ridiculously-clad damsels being rescued from the bug-eyed monsters on the covers of a shit-ton of media anymore.

    I would like to hear from people who think criticism of such things are misplaced. Is it bad that this is less common now? How do you think this happened?

    review_Ripley_aliens_2.jpg

    We also used to be willing to explore the meaning behind our attitudes toward sexuality, but we seem to be on a robot kick now

    Ripley was not a fucking damsel

    The damsel isn't the important part. The representation of sexual imagery up to and including rape is.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Demodog It's a play on wordsRegistered User regular
    edited September 2014
    Robots want love too.

    omg Geth

    Seriously though if you watch the Alien movies and come out thinking it's something anybody here would use as an example as exploitative towards gender, you're not paying attention.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Alinius133 wrote: »
    Feeding someone food that is potentially poisonous -> Ok. Not giving it to them, robs them of agency -> Not Ok.

    I feel like I am being told that I am morally required to knowingly feed someone lethal poison, because not doing it might hurt their feelings.

    In case anyone is curious, this is the post that finally pushed me from "this thread is terrible but harmless" to "this thread must be brutally slaughtered and its head mounted on a pike to serve as a warning to other threads."

    So congratulations, Alinius, you win the coveted what the fuck I don't even award!

    Geth, close the thread.

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  • GethGeth Guard Bot Registered User, Moderator, Penny Arcade Staff, Vanilla Staff vanilla
    Affirmative ElJeffe. Closing thread...

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