I'm trying to prove a point to my boyfriend.
We were talking about a game we both play (Runescape specifically) and in this game there is a minor case of sexism (I mean really minor as it is one of very few in the game) in this specific case female members of a group are easier to pickpocket than males (you can pickpocket females at level 15 and males at 20). His argument is that is is not sexist because it wasn't intentinal. He went on to argue that it is not be a case of sexism as there is sexism against men as well (There is a quest in game that you have to change your character to a female to complete). I tried explaining that he was using a case of sexism against males as a way to excuse sexism against females, which he didn't like, even called me a feminazi over this (which is whate really offended me since I merly made a minor statment about how that was a small case of sexism) The argument is not blowing way out of preportion as I only wanted him to see there was a case of sexism - which he doesn't - and an apology for being called a feminazi.
Anyway do you think in this case that it is sexist (over all the game is pretty good about equality etc. which is great but in this specific case do you think it is)?
Most Helpful Guy
That is SO unrealistic. Women would be way harder to pickpocket.
For one, their wallet is often in their purse, which we all know is like a black hole and contains stuff beyond your wildest dreams.
Secondly, what man in his right mind tries to slip his hand down the pockets of an unsuspecting strange woman? You think cat calling is controversial? This could earn you a well-deserved slap.
Third, guys don't look after their money. We don't look after anything. How many guys walk around with their wallet poking out of their back pocket, ripe for the picking?0
Most Helpful Girl
In this runescape case both of your points are right it's kinda sexist which makes both of u guys points right. But overall the gaming iindustry is built for guys because it's where demand is at. It's like clothes shops. It's quite unfair in how most shops have a high amount of women's clothes. That's because shopping is more geared towards girls. It's basic principles of economics and in both cases its not really sexist but more business thinking. You can't say gaming is sexist intentionally because if a company knows a lot lot more men play it they'll obviously change it up for them. You need to calm down with your feminism no ooffence but when girls like u talk about trivial things that dont matter it makes every feminist seem like a feminazi. Im not saying you shouldn't be a feminist but thinking everything should be equal is impossible and therefore unnecessary arguments come of it like this one.0