guy illegally streams WoD alpha using Blizzard’s PAX demo servers.
I watch his stream for a moment and catch dialogue from the portion of the starting scenario he’s doing from Malgrim Stormhand, who says:
It’d be a lot more convincing if the GOOD GUY HEROES in wow weren’t equally susceptible to sexism.
Sexism isn’t a marker of GOOD GUYS and EVIL GUYS in the real world, any more than it is in Azeroth. Pretending that prejudice is a thing that exists only in cretinous evil “other” people keeps people from examining their own sexist, racist, homophobic, etc reactions and assumptions.
Giving sexist lines to bad guys to mark them as bad guys, while ignoring sexist lines spoken by hero characters re-emphasizes that there’s somewhere out there Evil Stupid Plotting Sexists out to get women and show them the what-for, and then just a bunch of misunderstood Good Guys. Whereas the truth, for almost everyone, is somewhere in the middle.
Sexism isn’t internalized just by evil people with no regard for their fellow man.
Sexism isn’t internalized just by idiotic, ignorant people. Sexist isn’t a synonym for stupid.
Sexism isn’t interalized just by men, even!
Pretending sexism is a discrete, yes/no u are the sexist u are the failorz item means we are failing to understand the reality of our culture, and neglecting to examine our actions within that culture.