(This will probably be a retread of some ideas discussed in my earlier blog, but focusing on one particular point I wanted to make. Apologies.)
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Okay, so, that video's out. You know the one--where we continue to attack the monster of gender equality in games from the entirely wrong angle? Anita Sarkeesian's video is informative and well presented, but as is typical of...
Okay, so, here's how I look at things, and this is going to be blunt, so allow me to preface all this by saying I have nothing against anyone in particular and just generally disagree with the mentality I'm about to present:
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My name is Chesley (Chess-lee, lrn2read) Oxendine and I am a burgeoning journalism major about to graduate with his associate's degree. I'm a massive geek on every front: books, comics, movies, games, theatre, you name it I'm obsessed with it. I'm also a self-titled writer and poet (none of which you'll see here.) I play every game I can get my hands on; genre typically doesn't matter.
I'm going to tell you now I am a big fan of people saying whatever the **** they want in their reviews, or columns, or articles. Journalistic freedom: if someone can back up what they say with a point, they have the right to say it.
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