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Minecraft is Sexist apparently

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  1. MrCowlick

    MrCowlick Well-Known Member

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    Dear people of Brawl,

    I am here before you today to share with you quite possible the most stupid thing ever said by anyone in the history of earth. This letter was written to Notch by an American "feminist" called Cassidy Boon. This same woman sued someone for saving her life, said that vegemite is racist because it's black and thought New Zealand was Narnia. Please enjoy

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    My Open Letter To Notch: Why Minecraft Is Sexist And Needs To Be Banned
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    CASSIDY BOON NOVEMBER 2, 2015







    Hi Notch – can I call you Markus Persson or are you too high and mighty for that now? I know you’re busy throwing fancy LA parties with your billions and all, but maybe you can find it in you to lend your ear to a 20-year old feminist who works as a humble barista for a few minutes. Or is that too much to ask of someone who recently sold his company to Microsoft? Anyways, there’s something you need to know…

    It must feel awful nice – awful nice to have gone from an overweight, socially awkward nobody to a billionaire in like 5 years for creating ONE game. Now you get to reap the fruits of all those sweaty, Cheeto-filled coding sessions and enjoy the good life in the American Rivera. However, you need to know now…you need to know that your success is built on something disgusting, something demeaning and something that hurts millions of people everywhere. It’s time you knew what your blocky empire is built upon and I must say I’m disgusted – both at what it’s built on and by the fact that more people aren’t calling you out on this.Minecraft is incredibly sexist. There, I said it. I don’t think you’re surprised either, because you KNOW deep down, and have from the very moment you sat down at the computer that Minecraft was going to be a game that excludes half of the population. Maybe you’ve tried to suppress this fact, or maybe you’ve tried to tell yourself that you didn’t do it deliberately, or maybe, as I suspect is reality, you simply don’t care. Let me tell you exactly how Minecraft is misogynist.

    Minecraft does, from the outset, strive to appeal to traditional masculinity. The simple act of building is a millennia old gender-coded act that has caused men since the beginning of time to take it upon themselves to build buildings and other stuff. Historically, women who’ve been eager to build their own Basilicas, Pyramids or Big Bens have been told that building is “a man’s domain”, that they’re too delicate to get their hands dirty with brick and mortar. Minecraft perpetuates that Patriarchal stereotype, by making building stuff the central theme of the game, you’re making women feel inadequate. Notch, you’re excluding women who have been told their entire lives that they aren’t allowed to build stuff! How do you not see this?

    Also, the aesthetics of the game are very repulsive to women and this was clearly a conscious decision so as to scare women away from the game. There’s absolutely zero definition, pretty backdrops or nice clothing in the game – it’s all pixelated, gritty ugly sprites running around in an ugly, masculine world. Markus, did you really think blocks would appeal to women? No, of course you didn’t and that’s exactly why you went with them, it’s all part of your effort to turn women away at the door and keep women from experiencing the comradery that male gamers have felt for decades. The square itself is often associated with masculinity while more rounder shapes are linked with femininity. I see no rounded corners AT ALL and nothing that appeals to women in anyway. Notch, you really went all out in keeping gaming a Boys club only with this game, you’ve actually put zero effort into making women and queer individuals feel welcome and accepted in the community.

    Also, how do you expect any woman to be able to identify with and feel comfortable with a game in which the default character is a blockheaded male? There is no option to be a female or any gender and this is of course deepy problematic. In order to enjoy a game, one needs to feel like one is welcome to play it, or at the very least, feel like you can recognise yourself within the game. Where are the fierce, sassy female characters that can kick but while at the same time wearing a pretty, flowing dress? That’s right – NOWHERE – and you made sure of that Markus! Seeing the brutish nature of the game without even an infusion of something that could appeal to women is deeply triggering to most female gamers.

    I am not only angry with you Notch – I am hurt too. Hurt that you have created an experience that could have been very tolerant and open to everyone, but purposelly excluded half of the population. You don’t get to do this. You don’t get to set female gamers back 30 years. Minecraft needs to go, like, I am serious. Minecraft needs to be banned before it hurts more women. I know a lot of anti-feminists will get angry at this because their precious male privileged game is going to be taken away from them – but guess what – I DON’T CARE. This has gone far enough as it is!

    So everyone, please help me spread the word! Tweet under #Misogycraft and make sure this letter reaches Notch! Together, we can help bring Minecraft down!


    Let me know what you think about this
     
  2. Piky

    Piky Well-Known Member

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    My eyes are burning.
    "Hurt that you have created an experience that could have been very tolerant and open to everyone, but purposelly excluded half of the population."
     
  3. MrCowlick

    MrCowlick Well-Known Member

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    Look up Cassidy Boon Call Out by Marcus Dibble, you won't regret watching it.

    She is honestly so dumb. She made a video saying it was ok for women to cheat on men but not the other way around because if a woman cheats it means she's strong...
     
  4. Lord_Roke

    Lord_Roke Forums Watchdog

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    Someone should tell her that you can change your skin to anything you like in Minecraft - including female characters.
     
  5. MrCowlick

    MrCowlick Well-Known Member

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    She's really really stupid fam. She thinks vegemite is racist because it's black.. I don't think she would care
     
  6. SoCool21

    SoCool21 7 Year McPvPer

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    Its really sad that people die every 20 seconds and yet this feminist isn't one of them ^^
     
  7. SoMuchWinning

    SoMuchWinning Well-Known Member

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    Can we start a kickstarter to build a giant barrel that can be sent to space containing all of the feminists?
    Tim Hunt, Thunderf00t and now Minecraft?
     
  8. MrCowlick

    MrCowlick Well-Known Member

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    Savage! Look her up on YouTube, this isn't even the worst thing she's posted
     
  9. sateburger

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    I always avoid feminists/mentally challenged people because they are crazy and give me the urge to cut my wrists cuz of their stupidity
     
  10. TOM_SAYS

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    Don't expect anything intelligent from a feminist...
     
  11. MrCowlick

    MrCowlick Well-Known Member

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    Not all feminists are like this. I have a feminist friend and she is one of the smartest people in my country. People like Cassidy Boons are feminazis and she is making something out of nothing
     
  12. pAggYDaRP

    pAggYDaRP Well-Known Member

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    wtf is wrong with this person? "HMMM MINECRAFT SHOULD BE REMOVED COS ITS "NOT APPEALING TO LIKE 3% OF THE POPULATION." Uuuh hello? What about the other 97% who ACTUALLY HAVE A LIFE?
     
  13. Lekosa1

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    I'd actually rate something funny in a looong time if I had the chance ;v
     
  14. whitemagnum

    whitemagnum Well-Known Member

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    This 'someone' should not have saved her from drowning.
    If she's dumb enough to get to a situation that made her almost die,there is no wonder she is coming up with this kind of stuff.
     
  15. SoCool21

    SoCool21 7 Year McPvPer

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    Feminists are good, intelligent and usually right

    The example here isn't a feminist, its an internet feminist/dumbass
     
  16. BAWSS5

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    Another victory for feminism.

    Why intelligent feminist people who actually want gender equality for everyone around the world (and not just #gamergate and other first world problems) choose to continue to use the same name to describe themselves as 'equality means bow town to women' feminists is beyond me.
     
  17. Chopo

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    Dumb feminists are my favorite thing. xD
     
  18. Gohabsgo

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    I thought this was funny but then I went to her channel It's not real. :frowning:
     
  19. BAWSS5

    BAWSS5 Well-Known Member

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    Holy sh*t you're right.

    Wow, I got caught by Satire. Dayum son, that's some epic satirical skill.
     
  20. MR_EVIL_OVERLORD

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    Good one! +1

    A retort from Evil_Notch........because the real one is too classy of a gent to
    respond to someone who obviously doesn't understand the game.

    Dear Cassidy Boon,

    I am always interest in hearing from fans...

    You may not know that I created the game Minecraft to encourage creativity, engineering, equality, gender sensitivity, diversity, conservation of resources, and thoughtfulness. This game allows you to be Male, Female or someone of your own design.

    Using skins, you can change who you are to match your desired gender, profession, and match how you see yourself in the real world. I would recommend you play sometime to learn more about the game.

    Yes, Minecraft has been extremely successful. However, I would have to counter than Minecraft is not a misogynist environment. On the contrary, looking at the facts that I mentioned before regarding skins and adding that we are growing the interest in math, science, and technology for young women all over the world.

    In reference to the blocks, they are interchangeable, you can create your own environment that conforms right to your needs. Not only can you change the blocks, but you can cultivate the ideas of what different colored bio-engineered grass, trees, or rocks might look like. It is very easy to create blocks that match exactly what you are looking for.

    You have options to be male, female, transgender, different nationalities, furry, or whatever you wish. In fact, you could change your gender every day if you wished.

    Cassidy, I am not angry at your letter. I am disappointed that you do not fully understand how texture packs, skins, or basic game play work.

    Tips his hat,

    Evil_Notch
     
    #20 MR_EVIL_OVERLORD, Nov 14, 2015
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