I swore to myself I wouldn't talk about politically divisive issues on my wow blog. When I read a gaming blog or listen to a gaming podcast, I'm there for gaming discussion, not political discussion. I have very strong and entrenched political opinions, and I've abandoned more than one entertainment source completely because someone decided to run their mouth with a stupid political opinion.
But you know what? I'm just going to come out and say that I support feminism, and if you don't like it then please let the door hit you repeatedly in the ass on the way out.
I bring this up because the debate sparked up in the wow blogging community again (as it does every few months) and I wanted to draw attention to some posts on the subject that I think are exceedingly worthwhile reads. Nevermind that these other people probably have more readers than me. :P
First, Larisa serves as an entry point into the debate with her pragmatic way of enjoying entertainment despite stereotyping.
This led me to Pewter's post about how WoW is a game made by men for a male audience (even though a ton of the audience is female).
And finally to some ladystats to know and think about from Paperclipchains.
I'm sure there's a ton of other great work out there on the subject, but these are just the things I ran across today that I wanted to draw more attention to.
P.S. I'm pretty much on blogging hiatus indefinitely (thank you, RL). Maybe I'll drop a small post like this from time to time. I hope you'll keep me in your readers. I also want to thank the wow blogging community, all my commenters, and the bloggers that made this such a welcoming, interesting, and creative place. Especially Ixo, Larisa, and Spinks.