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knitting scene

[Male Knitter] “It just looks like a lot of fun!” 

[male friend] “I dunno man, don’t you think it’s sort of a girl thing?”

[MK] “It’s fun! And I think I’m good enough to try joining a community, you know?”

[MF] “Those knitting girls can be pretty brutal…”

[mk] “We all love knitting, it’ll be fine.”

—- 

at the knitting circle; a bunch of women all knitting furiously, occasionally calling out smack talk to each other.

“What the fuck do you call that? knit one pearl two you fuckwit, not knit two pearl one”

“Ha! I’ve finished two rows, you just got raaappeeedd” 

etc etc all that sort of lovely stuff

Enter… the male knitter.

mk: “hey! Ready to knit?” 

again, silence, and then the sound breaks out: “fuck me, it’s a guy! what’s a guy doing here? fuck off! Balls or GTFO” etc etc

MK: “Hey, guys, I just want to knit, ok?”

He takes a seat and pulls out his wool and knitting needles, getting ready and starts to knit

girls:

“What the hell are you doing?”

“Oh god could you /be/ any slower?”

“slut!”

“Make me a sandwich!”

“God, can you even stitch?”

“hey girls, he’s using 14 point needles on a close knit scarf”

(all laugh)

Finally; 

MK gets up and leaves to cat calls. 

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a possible way to talk about the response to my request for submissions

when I did ask for video submissions there was of course one person who felt the need to suggest i was overreacting in the most condescending tone possible, as well as throw in a rape joke for good measure, but I feel nowadays you can hardly be called a feminist unless someone has belittled your problems and made a sexist joke. It’s something you can tick off your checklist on your way to the weekly bra bonfire, because that is something that feminists totally do in real life. 

This is a quick story someone posted on my signal boost.

Holding out how things /should/ be.

Mostly signal boosting, but I do have a little story to share.
The only time I was in a game and no one on mic was harassed for their gender was in TF2 with a friend. She would play medic and would work out a good medic-soldier combo or medic-heavy combo to attack with. Sometimes go nuts on pyro while yelling out quick commands if she saw a good opportunity. I did not hear any comments about her being female during our time playing. People either listened or not.
I know this is currently a rare occurrence. I’ve been given trash before for being female and playing games, and it is out-numbered by how many times I’ve met someone that didn’t care that I was a female and just cared that I also played games. I’ve also seen and heard females of all ages get put down for playing games. The little story is just to be a little gem in the sea of trash.

writing down ideas for narration. Here’s one; very rough form of a joke but could be funny? With editing and polishing and the like?

 

The industry continues to use mostly male protagonists and objectify women and many gamers feel women should stay away from video games, and often harass them.

But which came first?

It’s like the chicken and the egg, where the chicken happens to be a multi billion dollar industry made up of mostly guys and the egg is made up of thousands of guys who think shouting Tits or GTFO is a suitable response to a woman wanting to be part of their team.

And neither this chicken nor this egg has the decency to be delicious foodstuffs. In fact, to push the metaphor even further, you could say they’re both pretty rotten.