Stories and Drabbles: Links to the fiction postings on this blog
Thursday, November 14, 2013
With all the slings and arrows tossing around about the preponderance of male figures in our beloved game, I wanted to share this video I watched today. It does a great job of comparing storylines in ways I hadn't thought of before. I would love to have Colin Stokes weigh in on narratives in Azeroth -- rather, it would be great to hear his daughter's point-of-view.
The thing is perhaps we should consider redefining manhood. It's getting tiresome for women to do all the heavy-lifting. We (women) can't keep hitting our selves against the glass and be met with derision without finally saying it hurts. Nor should men be expected to do the same.
Please watch this video. It's a little over 12 minutes long. It's not just for parents of sons, or parents of daughters: it's for people.
Then if you still want to toss your keyboard or treat storylines light-heartedly (but still make your point), I think we all will be better prepared to value the true hero/heroines of any narrative: those we see in ourselves, and those others want to show us.
This is a wonderful editorial piece: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harris-oamalley/on-labeling-women-crazy_b_4259779.html