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If being non-sexist is "too political for gaming" then you should uncircle me now. Because I've been getting several emails and comments to the effect that even mentioning sexism in a negative light makes me any number of horrible things that ruin gaming. I won't got into details but this is fucking ridiculous.
I am not sexist. Surprise!
If you think that sexism is something that shouldn't be discouraged, then maybe it's time you stopped reading what I have to say. Those of you who are among my patrons, not only can you take your money with you, I have made it really easy - I've removed you myself from my patrons list. I don't need you trying to threaten me with your money for daring to mention sexism.
I've removed three patrons from my list. I'll drop my spending to match - your money is not welcome here.
Let me repeat that: Your money? I don't want it. It disgusts me that you would try to silence me with it.
(Edited: dropped three patrons, not four)
(Second Edit: This blew up overnight. I have been threatened with violence, told to commit suicide, called a hundred different names and have evidently been fed to the sealions as I went from three emails in my inbox when I went to bed last night to several hundred this morning, the vast majority of which are either disgusting or classically Sealiony "this doesn't look sexist to me... it only applies to NPC women, not PC women, thus it can't be sexist to treat NPC women as inferior! Please, tell me how this is sexist? If you can't tell me how this is sexist with references, then obviously you did this purely for your own gain by smearing the author, you should be ashamed of yourself." )
Let me also make this clear: I stated that I felt a rule was sexist. I never said the author of the rule is sexist. I feel that the author of the rule is NOT sexist in fact. This is just like saying that I feel a rule is stupid. At no point does that mean that I feel the author of the rule is stupid.
Getting all the private negotiators of trade agreements like TPP agree to ISDS rules that undermine the sovereignty of the countries they work for is actually some pretty impressive political maneuvering. Too bad those doing it can't use their powers for good instead.