Saturday, January 07, 2012

Cool People Do Exist

And they sometimes go to or work at a GameStop.

Not all of them. Just a few.

I stumbled upon this Tumbler from a female GameStop employee. I may know her from my time at the corporate office, but I can't say for certain. It's the story of an older brother buying something for his younger brother, and his dad being a prick. Sorry but I don't know what else to call him.

They were recommended a game Mirror's Edge and the younger brother wanted a purple controller. Sure. Why not? Nothing wrong with that. But dad didn't like it. Dad threatened to beat the younger son if they bought that controller. Older brother stepped in. It was his money, he could do what he wanted with it, and dad would have to hit him instead of younger brother. Dad left. Younger brother cried. Female GS employee said she liked playing shooting games and blue controllers; it's ok the like what you like even if others don't agree with you.

The story turns up with a happy ending, but it's kind of sad to see this amount of gender segregation that goes so far as "my son can't use the pink controller because he's a boy." Really? Why? Who was the highest authority that said pink is only for girls and blue is only for boys? I'd like to meet this person and see if there was a law made that enforced this rule. What's wrong with a boy liking pink, purple, and red? And why can't a girl enjoy blue, black, and brown? Yeah this all ties in with my past posts about gender equality in gaming and tournaments. When we finally get society to stop labeling us by colors, we might be able to grow.


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