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Posted: Feb 28th 2011 8:28PM (Unverified) said

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Am i a girl? What is this ''girl'' that you speak of?

Posted: Feb 28th 2011 10:30PM TheNexxuvas said

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And Remember kids, there are no real wimmenz on the internetz!!!!!111

Posted: Feb 28th 2011 10:54PM smg77 said

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Could you imagine winning this and then getting stuck as an intern on SWG?

Posted: Feb 28th 2011 11:03PM (Unverified) said

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@smg77 That's both hilarious and terrifying at the same time lol.
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Posted: Mar 1st 2011 1:26AM Locus said

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Where's the ACLU? This is sexist and clearly discriminatory against men. Obviously concepts such like gender equity and fairness are only applicable when women are the minority. Women are human beings, not a special interest group.

Especially in an online context where the majority of the time, this is completely moot unless you are attempting sexual intercourse via your modem (in which case I recommend therapy). If you want to procreate or demonstrate your vainglorious virility, there are far more effective methods than online gaming.

The irony is that the internet is the great social equaliser and yet people perniciously push endeavors like this that do nothing except create a status quo for irrational privilege. If you go online, people generally aren't going to judge you as a minority or whatever unless you openly identify yourself as one and make it an issue (in which case you have an agenda and therefore deserve everything you get).

Are we going to start giving out special scholarships to ethnic minorities that play online games now?

Posted: Mar 1st 2011 2:47AM Averice said

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@Locus Well, it's been shown that being below average or above average tends to get you more attention and help than if you're average.

It Does work both ways. Take the nursing field for example. Men are so rare and desired that they can get into programs much more easily than women.

It's the way our society works. I'm not sure what -ism to label it, Equalism maybe?
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Posted: Mar 1st 2011 7:54AM Dblade said

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@Locus The problem is computing fields are dominated by men. I'm no fan of pc talk myself, but very few women actually enter the field, and many companies think that this tends to handicap their output, making it all biased to one perspective.

However, this is happening despite women slowly becoming a majority of graduating college students, which brings up uncomfortable truths. Women dislike or may not be suited on a large scale for programming, or the industry itself is hostile to them considering quality of life. I'd argue that there is little sane reason to even work as an MMO developer due to crunch time, low pay, horrible conditions, and the whole publisher/developer adversarial relationship.
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Posted: Mar 1st 2011 9:44AM Hjordis said

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@Locus did you bother to read the official site? I did and I didn't see where it said the applicant had to be female...please correct me if I'm mistaken.
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Posted: Mar 1st 2011 2:18AM PrimeSynergy said

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If Tyler Perry, Martin Lawrence, and countless others can pretend to be women so can I.

It won't be pretty though.

Posted: Mar 1st 2011 2:49AM Averice said

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@PrimeSynergy Wear a dress, call yourself a woman, and they'd have to let you in or upset the LGBT equilibrium. GL with that.

Oh athletic competitions, why are you so biased and sexist and anti LGBT.
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Posted: Mar 1st 2011 12:24PM dudes said

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I wonder who it's aimed at?

Posted: Mar 1st 2011 1:20PM Space Cobra said

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The first thing that pops into my head is :

"SOE, wouldn't it be better/cheaper to use matchmaking.com if your male devs wanted to see women?" ;P

Posted: Mar 1st 2011 2:40PM smg77 said

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This whole thing is a scam to get some hot intern action for Smedley.

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