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Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Gentlemen (and Ladies),

As a gamer with a penis, I was highly offended that last night's gaming conference for the PS4 was nothing more than a sausage fest. Out of the 20+ "industry leaders and experts", not a single one of them showcased a woman. The most we got were a group of people watching a woman live stream (with respectable clothes on...unlike the average female live streamer) and a woman who played drums with a controller that will change the industry forever (again).

Now with all these talks about the industry not liking women let me say something, again as a human being that gives seeds, let me say that sites like Kotaku, Huffington Post, and Anita Sarkeesian are right. This industry is messed up and sexist.

Why do you need to have expertise in engineering or software encoding or hardware building to speak at the PS4 event? Why not allow a female marketer talk to the people instead of these elitist men who were spoon fed masters in engineering? Clearly the problem isn't that females don't go into engineering fields but rather the industry's fault to not promote females to the head of engineering who take other subjects like business or communications or even medical.

Damn straight Lizzy. I too won't be buying a PS4 and will buy a Wii-U because Nintendo had females at their Nintendo Direct Videos these past months.

Again valid point Lizzy. EA being the sexist bastards they are. Not having protagonists who star in a game about running and not firing weapons.

In the military the vast majority of engineering officers are male. Clearly the US military is sexist. Hell, in my Squadron our computer engineering officers are all male.

The problem isn't females aren't going into hard since majors. Trust me, the women are right here. Kotaku is right. Even Anita is right. The problem is the industry hates women. Why should women have to go into engineering like men?

When my soon to be wife pops out my daughter, I'll make sure she knows that she won't have to go into hard science majors. She deserves to be spoon fed, and by the gods she will be.

Fly, fight, win duders..

#1 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

#2 Posted by StarvingGamer (8364 posts) -

I do enjoy me some satire.

#3 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

i dont liek these new forums...how i edit?

#4 Posted by EXTomar (4830 posts) -

Use the Konami Code.

#5 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

I approve

#6 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

This belongs in the user community showcase.

#7 Posted by Chibithor (574 posts) -

Issues like this can easily be fixed by taking into account people's gender, race and sexuality when making decisions.

Also is anyone else getting server errors.

#8 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

I would also like to add that clearly Apple and Google are sexist as fuck too.

They never have females talk about new product hardware at their press events. Why are tech companies sexist?

Also Microsoft.

#9 Posted by StarvingGamer (8364 posts) -

@chibithor: I had the site freaking out on me for the last few minutes. Seems back to normal now.

#10 Edited by BabyChooChoo (4620 posts) -

I am laughing way too hard right now. Bravo, sir. bravo.

#11 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4415 posts) -
#12 Posted by Sanity (1937 posts) -

Great read, yea, that may go down as dumbest tweet of the year.

#13 Posted by Petiew (1353 posts) -

Bravo, keep fighting the good fight against our sexist Sony overlords.

#14 Posted by TooWalrus (13232 posts) -

@starvinggamer said:

I do enjoy me some satire.

I'm pretty sure everything KaosAngel has ever posted to these forums has always been 100% sincere.

#15 Posted by GnaTSoL (821 posts) -

Patrick Klepek, what are your thoughts on the absolute lack of mammories?

#16 Posted by Bocam (3783 posts) -

Oh yay... Kaos is back... Yay.

#17 Posted by DaMisterChief (628 posts) -

FRONT FUCKING PAGE

#18 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -

@colourful_hippie said:

@starvinggamer said:

I do enjoy me some satire.

I'm pretty sure everything KaosAngel has ever posted to these forums has always been 100% sincere.

I hope this is satire, otherwise it's all kinds of crazy (pic related)

#19 Posted by TheHT (11486 posts) -

Nintendo appreciates Black Cat's stupidity.

#20 Posted by Zaccheus (1797 posts) -

Expert satire, it's just a shame it doesn't apply to those tweets...

#21 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -
#22 Edited by M_Shini (551 posts) -

I can't personally say ive witnessed many great female spokespersons or just personality's to have on stage especially for a video game thing, i doubt there is really a great deal of the females working for these company's that would carry themselves well enough than what was presented as i do think the presentations where actually ok to watch as far as these sort of shows go.

#23 Posted by Pr1mus (3949 posts) -

Are the tweets for real?

Online
#24 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

I hope this is satire, otherwise it's all kinds of crazy (pic related)

A: This lady should be quarantined on Stupid Island for being a bad human being.

B: That's not how circumcision works.

#25 Edited by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

@ravenlight: You clearly don't see how she's right? Oh you're one of those people that make fun of Anita for being a woman and think a female wouldn't know more about male circumcision than men. Shame on you.

#26 Posted by Fattony12000 (7515 posts) -

"software encoding"

#27 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

@fattony12000: Bro, if I can make up random jargon what's stopping females? Sony, Apple, Google, Nintendo, Microsoft, Samsung, HTC, and LG's sexist ass doesn't want women to talk about technology. The lack of females in engineering isn't the problem.

It's the industry.

As reported by female leaders on the twitter and Kotaku.

#28 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@ravenlight: You clearly don't see how she's right? Oh you're one of those people that make fun of Anita for being a woman and think a female wouldn't know more about male circumcision than men. Shame on you.

I don't know what you're upset about. With her command of the English language, she could be Queen of Stupid Island inside a week.

#29 Edited by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

Sorry, but Elizabeth DeLoria's officially in complete fucking joke territory to me now. From the mini "scandal" over her picture in Patrick's Dead Island article, to her quite hypocritical Twitter pic itself, and now this... C'mon. Women in general may have an unfair reputation as being overly reactionary, which certainly has many exceptions in reasonable individuals, but you sure ain't helpin' the cause, lady.

#31 Edited by Jams (2962 posts) -

I was at McDonalds the other day and saw two fat children fighting over a pizza when my friend asked...

#32 Posted by Bocam (3783 posts) -

From the mini "scandal" over her picture in Patrick's Dead Island article

What happened again? I don't remember any scandal.

#33 Posted by kobr24 (26 posts) -

I don't think any feminist would argue that females should be inserted into these press conferences just for the sake of inclusion. It's just a reminder that the industry is male-dominated and that women have a disturbingly low presence in the industry. As far as presentation at a press conference it only makes sense that it's done by the leaders of any given project (the game designers, project managers, whatever). I think anyone calling out Sony in particular for not including women in the conference is missing the point, if Elizabeth DeLoria just looks at it and says "no woman on the stage...sony is the problem" instead of reading into the deeper issue of why females don't have success in these industries then what's productive about her rage? Would Sony pandering to females by putting Felicia Day up on stage to talk about something she had nothing to do with be any less insulting?

#34 Posted by Jimbo (9862 posts) -

You are the worst at satire out of everybody.

#35 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

@bocam said:

@pillclinton said:

From the mini "scandal" over her picture in Patrick's Dead Island article

What happened again? I don't remember any scandal.

She got pissed that Patrick used her Twitter picture (that she posted publicly herself), as a representation of her in the article. Patrick then changed the picture. Pretty dumb.

#36 Posted by supermonkey122 (834 posts) -

Thanks duder. I'm laughing so hard right now.

#37 Edited by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Imagine if this chick and Leigh Alexander had a few drinks together. Being in that room would be worse than water boarding.

#38 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Yeah go buy from Nintendo. They're not the same company that had women holding 3DS's while you play them during their own press conference. Nintendo is clearly not sexist at all.

#39 Posted by Creamypies (4075 posts) -

Haha! This is brilliant. Although, on a serious note, I can't believe there are still people out there looking for EVERY LITTLE FUCKING REASON to label our industry as sexist. I hope Microsoft respond with an all female conference in the next couple of months.

#40 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Maybe no women wanted to talk? Ever think about that? Public speaking sucks.

#41 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Maybe no women wanted to talk? Ever think about that? Public speaking sucks.

That's sexist bro. You're what's wrong with the industry.

#42 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@extomar said:

Use the Konami Code.

Wouldn't that make things worse?

#43 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

This has been the greatest piece of content on Giant Bomb in a long while. I salute you sir.

#44 Posted by Marcsman (3217 posts) -

Was this serious?

#45 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11901 posts) -

Well, this is pretty great.

#46 Posted by LikeaSsur (1562 posts) -

I don't how I should feel about this, but when I saw Anita Sarkeesian's name, I knew this was a parody.

Regardless, bravo.

#47 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

Haha, Deloria protected her tweets.

#48 Posted by IzzyGraze (851 posts) -

@kobr24 said:

I don't think any feminist would argue that females should be inserted into these press conferences just for the sake of inclusion. It's just a reminder that the industry is male-dominated and that women have a disturbingly low presence in the industry. As far as presentation at a press conference it only makes sense that it's done by the leaders of any given project (the game designers, project managers, whatever). I think anyone calling out Sony in particular for not including women in the conference is missing the point, if Elizabeth DeLoria just looks at it and says "no woman on the stage...sony is the problem" instead of reading into the deeper issue of why females don't have success in these industries then what's productive about her rage? Would Sony pandering to females by putting Felicia Day up on stage to talk about something she had nothing to do with be any less insulting?

Yeah. I think that's about it. Both parties are a bit at fault here. The industry is kind of a boys club as far as I've been told and it would be great if there was a stronger female presence in this industry. However, that doesn't mean that we should just put a woman in there for the sake of having a woman there.

However, I do want to point out...


Why do you need to have expertise in engineering or software encoding or hardware building to speak at the PS4 event? Why not allow a female marketer talk to the people instead of these elitist men who were spoon fed masters in engineering? Clearly the problem isn't that females don't go into engineering fields but rather the industry's fault to not promote females to the head of engineering who take other subjects like business or communications or even medical.

This sounds a bit off. The first part kind of sounds like you're saying that a woman couldn't be a master in this field. There are women in this industry who aren't marketers, who do coding, who write and do many things in the video game industry. There are fewer female engineers graduating than men but women do exist. I'm looking at an article of 25 powerful female engineers. A ceo of google is female and also Pinterest has several female engineers at top levels. source

All I'm saying is that your article kind of makes it sound like women can't be engineers and can't be the heads of the video game industry. Also hard science majors..is that a thing? Or do you just mean difficult because a female friend of mine is getting her PhD in marine biology source.

#49 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4847 posts) -

@bocam said:

@pillclinton said:

From the mini "scandal" over her picture in Patrick's Dead Island article

What happened again? I don't remember any scandal.

Patrick used her twitter profile picture instead of "asking her" which one he could use. You know, the one with her tits hanging out because she's dressed like Black Cat from Spider-Man.

It definitely sent some mixed messages. You might even call her a "hypocrite."

She is.

#50 Posted by depecheload (496 posts) -

This has been the greatest piece of content on Giant Bomb in a long while. I salute you sir.

Yes. Yay for poorly written satire attacking women who try to open boys to the problems of sexism in the industry. He really nailed those fighting for equal rights! Yay to stick to the people working to end misogyny, rape culture and sexism in gaming culture! They really deserved it.

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