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Gender (Gaming)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Saturday, November 30, 2019, 19:13 (12 days ago) @ CruelLEGACEY

I wonder if people will reject playing as and inhabiting a body of a different gender than they are. For a group of people who throw fits when a female soldier is on a cover or a woman points out misogyny in games, it seems like a lot to ask to have them be a woman while playing in VR.

Maybe they'll finally understand gender dysphoria?

I hope Valve doesn't take the shitty way out and not have your body be represented.


Do you mean specifically in VR? Because I’ve been playing as female characters for decades. I also have never seen anyone complain about female soldiers on the cover of games, outside the lone case of a game that took place during WWI, where the complaint was due to historical inaccuracy, not misogyny.

Yes.

Look down and see your body as a feminine figure in VR. Would most men accept this? And if they do, would they accept this if the game didn't involve shooting / masculine stuff?


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