Portal Creator Sees End to Industry Sexism in 20 Years

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NightowlM:
Nah. I didn't try anything.

yeah, i'm afraid you did.

NightowlM:
I just got really fucking upset that you were completely condemning trans people as essentially loonies as delusional as those experiencing psychotic thinking.

An again i say, your understanding of science is exceptionally flawed. Everything humans do or think is a result of brain chemistry. Flaws in brain chemistry are biological.

NightowlM:
That got me to thinking of the times when I thought that the whole world thought I was nothing but a freak and a nut case for identifying the way I do. Then I thought of the insane percentage of suicide attempts among the trans population and my own attempts.

How nice for you, but again you are trying for an appeal to consequence. Your feelings don't really make any difference to science. No amount of people feeling sorry for you and your attempts at ending your life is going to change the fundemental facts of the universe.

The facts are pretty simple. There is no biological third gender, an the mind is what brain does. If your brain is malfunctioning its because either its learnt bad habits (such as personality disorders), or its chemistry is off: There is no third option.

Really, its no different then if someone was complaining that they tried to kill themselves because i pointed out that there belief that they are a third biological gender is wrong & that congenital adrenal hyperplasia is in fact a genetic disorder.

NightowlM:
Oh, and FUCK YOU ASSHOLE!!! Oh and in this case if I think you are an asshole then you very likely are a gigantic asshole. (If I get banned for this, then so be it).

Why would you get banned? You are entitled to your opinion, however when your opinion flies in the face of scientific fact, your opinion comes off second best, in a game without a second place.

Sexism? Piss off. No, seriously, piss off.

Video games as a medium are no different from any other form of consumable media, including movies, TV, you name it. And every last one of them features sexism as a prominent facet. There are very few women in the development because most software companies have to operator on a merit based structure and most women don't pursue careers in it. It's entirely understandable; programming is a tour de masochism. Unless the idea of spending 10 hours a day writing code and then correcting it is your idea of fun, it isn't attractive to you either. Regardless, the metrics simply stipulate that because there are so few women actually getting technology related degrees (A catch-all for programming, computer science, you name it) there are naturally few women making games.

Women are going to remain a minority in game making except for the development-lite variants which basically equate to indie hell, for the exact same reason you don't see many women working coal mines and operating freight trains.

matthew_lane:

NightowlM:
I just got really fucking upset that you were completely condemning trans people as essentially loonies as delusional as those experiencing psychotic thinking.

An again i say, your understanding of science is exceptionally flawed. Everything humans do or think is a result of brain chemistry. Flaws in brain chemistry are biological.

NightowlM:
That got me to thinking of the times when I thought that the whole world thought I was nothing but a freak and a nut case for identifying the way I do. Then I thought of the insane percentage of suicide attempts among the trans population and my own attempts.

How nice for you, but again you are trying for an appeal to consequence. Your feelings don't really make any difference to science. No amount of people feeling sorry for you and your attempts at ending your life is going to change the fundemental facts of the universe.

The facts are pretty simple. There is no biological third gender, an the mind is what brain does. If your brain is malfunctioning its because either its learnt bad habits (such as personality disorders), or its chemistry is off: There is no third option.

Really, its no different then if someone was complaining that they tried to kill themselves because i pointed out that there belief that they are a third biological gender is wrong & that congenital adrenal hyperplasia is in fact a genetic disorder.

Unfortunately you seem to have a fairly botched understanding of science as well.

Nature is actually a notorious prankster when it comes to sex and gender. I mean, never mind the numerous examples of species simply not having the straight-forward male / female dichotomy, but even with humans sex is fairly vague. There are cases in the text book where men in their 20's discovered they had perfectly functional female organs, to say nothing of all the cases where humans are born with vague features.

Nature and science don't give you a play book to operate by, and your understanding of how humans work seems to be trapped in the 1970's unfortunately. Most of what determines your gender occurs in the womb (EG: not the moment of conception where a mathematical probability of genes are assembled and determine your genetic lottery. Studies show that each consequent male a mother has is statistically more likely to be non-straight) but mostly out of it.

Sex is vague. Gender is vague.

The attempt to reduce humans to chemicals hitting the brain is a lost cause. Even modern science has to treat the human brain as a relative black box which we don't really understand. Are we really above our animal ancestors? No. More often than not we're barely even a step apart from our primate ancestors, but we're not exactly biological automatons either.

Mcoffey:
To be fair, there's also a male nudity mod (With different 'girth' levels, as I recall), and the sex mod has hetero and homosexual options for both genders.

And really as far as that goes, I would argue, "sex" doesn't inherently mean "sexist". It's not sexist to find a character attractive and want to see more, little weird, but whatever floats yer boat, says I.
I myself found it strange that after I stripped the talon mercs and raiders of all their stuff, that they had pristine vault issue tank tops.
While I'm sure there are many players who install the nude mods because they think that's all women are good for, I'm even more certain that they are the minority of players.

This really deserves note. Sex isn't sexist. Sexy isn't sexist. There may be fine lines that are tread when you have nudity or attractive characters or things like that, but these things are not equivalent with sexism.
Personally, I actually went looking for a nudity mod once for the exact reason suggested: I was looking for a more immersive experience, and everyone in Skyrim having identical undies just wasn't that. Though, at the time, the mods I found for this purpose were not too agreeable, and that might be closer to the problem.

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