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IT’S SO TRUE THOUGH. #lex4lyfe
Sometimes logo changes are ill-conceived, and sometimes they’re just plain awful. These are the 15 worst corporate logo fails ever.
The Lisa Simpson thing in the first one … oh my god, cannot unsee.
For my birthday a few months ago, my buddy Matt gave me Justice League: Axis of Villains, a superhero board game by DC Comics and game maker Wonder Forge…..
But then I looked at the box. There were plenty of DC heroes and villains depicted, but they were all male.
A decade ago, I might not have noticed. Or noticed, thought it was lame, shrugged, and moved on. But I look for these things now, because I have a little girl and I want her to feel included.
“Are there any girl characters?” I asked.
Matt had a flash of concern cross his face. He has two daughters himself, and understood immediately. He tilted his head to take a closer look at the box.
“They must,” he said at last. “It’s the friggin’ Justice League. They’ve got to have Wonder Woman, at least.”
At GDC I cited a study where men exposed to sexy women in games reacted more negatively towards a recounting of a woman’s sexual harassment— Manveer Heir (@manveerheir)September 4, 2014
If you don’t see the relation to the way “gamers” treat the women on the web and OUR content in games, you are engaging in willful delusion— Manveer Heir (@manveerheir)September 4, 2014
That study was titled “Effects of exposure to sex-stereotyped video game characters on tolerance of sexual harassment”. Look it up.— Manveer Heir (@manveerheir)September 4, 2014
The content in our games matters. The industry is complicit in the idea some gamers have that women are objects for men’s amusement.— Manveer Heir (@manveerheir)September 4, 2014
Are games the only cause of this? Hell no. But we’re reinforcing this negative culture via our games & giving our tacit approval as a result— Manveer Heir (@manveerheir)September 5, 2014
Manveer Heir is a gameplay designer at BioWare Montréal on the next Mass Effect game.
yes totally - and i’ve seen similar sentiments- but the thing is, and this is what kills me, the reason we keep hearing comments along the lines of “well, i dislike that because i have a sister” is because men seem absolutely incapable of thinking of women as people unless the specific reference is made to particular women they know - and usually, women they know who they aren’t allowed to fuck. Like, they need to be reminded, that women are people by reminding them that there are presumably women in their lives who are people and are people even if they are off limits for fucking.