It’s impossible to say how frequently the question appears on AskReddit, but we’d venture to guess some version of “Men of Reddit, how do ladies sexually disappoint you?” crops up at least once every couple of months.
Last night a thread called “Men of reddit, what is something that women think turns men Read More
As a pretty avid Xbox aficianado and also a person with two X chromosomes, this Betabeat reporter was unsurprised to read in the New York Times today about the seriousness of sexism in gaming culture. We gave up using a mic on Xbox Live long ago, the slew of vicious insults hurled at us just for having a girly voice not worth it when we could happily kick friends’ asses on local co-op mode, no slurs necessary.
But the Times‘s piece hammers home just how rampant the degradation is, and it’s pretty jarring. In one video clip embedded in the article, a female gamer’s coach threatens to “smell her” as punishment for losing a round in Cross Assault. It’s not the creepiest thing we’ve ever seen, but it comes damn close.
It reassures some people to relegate women to the “fairer sex,” a daintier species given to bursts of song or lasting relationships built on meaningful connections and looking deep into their partner’s eyes. But as ThinkModo, the attention-courting ad firm behind the iPad Girl stunt and Central Park proposal hoax, found out in a jaunt through the city, actually, on occasion, women are inclined to look elsewhere. Science-ish! Read More