August 28, 2014 in Commentary
For the few of you who haven’t been following the Five Guys, Burgers & Lies drama, the synopsis is that a young woman with a history of mental illness and very limited video game coding and design skills grappled her way into industry prominence by exploiting feminist tropes and sex appeal. Her name will be withheld out of respect for her privacy, as I believe she’s genuinely mentally ill and therefore not a fair target of criticism.
The modern feminist policy of promoting the unqualified to serve an agenda serves neither the unqualified nor the agenda. The same thing applies in racial politics, where an African-American gentleman whose name will also be withheld out of respect for his privacy was promoted to the Presidency despite a gross lack of qualifications …and then blamed for failing at a job he couldn’t have possibly succeeded at.
The first complaint of feminists encircling the video game industry is that there aren’t enough women in well-paid positions. The Civil Rights movement is first and foremost a shakedown scheme, one which in this case insists that there be equity in placement and pay for women in the industry, despite the vast gender gap in enthusiasm for game development between the genders. Insisting on gender equity in video game development is as futile as insisting on racial diversity at an ugly sweater party. It’s just not going to happen. Read the rest of this entry →