This past month I remain busy in reviewing video games. This has been a boring experience, but I noticed many things out of this experience. One thing that I noticed is discrimination, yes the discrimination between the genders with regards to video games. It sounds strange, but the fact is that discrimination is something that I found everywhere. Things are almost the same here where I am living now days when it comes to gender discrimination.
When I think about is all the claims of equal rights they seem to be hollow slogans and nothing at all. Many of my friends asked me that why I support campaigns that are by and for the women. I never replied to them because most of the times I try not to give justifications that people will never take seriously.
I supported Take back the Tech Campaign last year and so I am doing this year as well. This might be a Women’s campaign and according to the stereotypical mindset I must not be part of it. However my question is that why not?
I was talking about the discrimination, in my opinion it is the basic rout to the violence that takes place against more then the half of the world’s population that we called the women. The most of the harm starts when people do not ever bother to accept “the bad” as bad. When there is nothing bad then everything is right and this right takes us, the men, to a position where we do not care about the rights of the women.
Every year there are so many cases of violence against the women, and violence in almost every term. The physical assault is not the only violence; everything that makes us to cross the basic limit is categorized as violence. The day we start to discriminate we almost cross that basic limit. The answer for the question that why I support this campaign called Take back the Tech is a simple fact that I represent all those gentlemen who want to create peace in the society by giving the rights of the other and performing the duty that they are supposed to. I attach myself to the cause to understand what I can do to make some good. What I have learned out of this campaign so far is the reality that says violence starts with the discrimination.
Discrimination in developing video games might be a small issue to many but lets face it that it is discrimination after all. Unless we do not start to accept “the bad” as bad we cannot do any thing positive in a real sense. Open your eyes, look around, there is so much that requires the attention. May the step you take, or the change in attitude you bring, might save someone to face violence. This campaign, as I said last year, is a good idea about knowing and understanding how technology can create protection of rights and creates a position of women where they get what there right is.
For all those men around i have to say that sometimes it is more important to perform the duty then crying for the rights. I believe, in this matter, its time for me and many people like me to perform their duty so that someone can get his or her right.