There's a difference between compromising artistic vision and tweaking a loose screw that looks a bit off. Blowing it out of proportion on both sides of the argument isn't going to help.
I'm surprised someone actually could find that line of text offensive in any possible way. If someone actually considered that sexist, I'm really baffled.
I'm all for changing things that needed changing for some reason. While mostly insignificant, I find changing that character's text quite... pointless. It wasn't remotely offensive.
I've got a quote, care of S. M. Stirling, that seems appropriate here.
The whole outrage over this one line of dialogue was ridiculous to begin with. Writers can create a character who is unsavory in any number of ways without themselves being unsavory. Accusing Blizzard of being sexist because they create a sexist character is totally absurd, but that is what happened, and it is what they caved against.There is a technical term for someone who confuses the opinions of a character in a book with those of the author. That term is 'idiot'.
"If you want to control people, if you want to feed them a pack of lies and dominate them, keep them ignorant. For me, literacy means freedom." - LaVar Burton.
-J.R.R. Tolkien is the most evil being ever to have existed because he conjured up Sauron.
-George Lucas is pretty evil for having created the character of Darth Vader
-Charlotte Bronte is pretty evil too for having created the character of Brocklehurst
And so on, and so forth...
I hate polictical correctness
WoW is a dynamic world and there must be all sorts of people in that world with unacceptable traits ie sexists, racists, homophobics etc
seriously not every NPC has to be PC giving them human traits no matter how deplorable gives them character and makes them interesting and fun
This is a bad move and i guess soon that goblin in the stranglethorn vale zepplin wont be flirting with me anymore
Anyway I really could care less, I don't play horde so I'll never meet the dude, but if people felt offended, and someone at Blizzard quality control agreed, who are we to become moral judges? If it's just a game and not relevant at all, how come one side of this discussion can feel so offended, disgusted and in disbelief, but the other side does not have that right?
Scrolling to the bottom I saw the author try to make the point that domestic violence is more often perpetrated by women than men, completely ignoring that male domestic violence is often horrendously extreme in comparison to the more common, but far more trivial cases of female domestic violence.
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