Archive for June, 2013

Mientras preparaba una reseña de The elder scrolls: La ciudad Infernal (¡No pierdan su tiempo con esa basura!), decidí comenzar nuevamente mi partida de Fallout 3.

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Esta es Alice, o mejor conocida como “El trotamundos solitario” (que debería ser “La…” pero estos juegos siguen siendo pensados principalmente para hombres). Cada vez que creo un personaje, intento hacerlo diferente a otros personajes con los que he jugado, además de meterme en su piel tanto como sea posible, en esta caso, decidí alejarme lo más posible de estereotipos femeninos y de los roles de género. Alice es una joven mujer si, pero primero es una persona. Si hay algo que detesto al escribir un personaje mujer, es forzosamente tener que darle características “femeninas” antes de desarrollar su personalidad.

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Basically why I cringe every time someones accuses a woman (or a female character) of being too “manly”, “too much like a man” or “one of the boys”.

Dusk Is Falling

For thousands of years any time a woman did something a man thought inappropriate she was accused of wanting to be a man, of being too mannish, of being unwomanly. We are still fighting this same battle today, ironically backed up by liberal progressive pseudo-science that agrees there are ways of really behaving like a man or a woman.

When we examine the history of this struggle, we find it written about in curious ways. There will be innocuous sentences like, ‘in the past it was thought inappropriate for women to work outside the home, but gradually greater numbers of women became accepted into the workforce’. This is not an actual quote, you understand, but a stand-in for thousands that I’ve read just like it. Not only does it obscure the agent (just WHO thought it was inappropriate for women to work outside the home) but it also obscures the…

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