Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as an Insult

August 12, 2009 -

The sorry history of homophobia in gaming is pretty well documented, so it's probably not a coincidence that a campaign to discourage anti-gay remarks includes a gaming piece among its poster ads.

ThinkB4YouSPeak, which hopes to raise awareness about anti-gay bias in America's schools by reducing the use of homophobic language, explains its mission at its website:

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens experience homophobic remarks and harassment throughout the school day, creating an atmosphere where they feel disrespected, unwanted and unsafe. Homophobic remarks such as “that’s so gay” are the most commonly heard; these slurs are often unintentional and a common part of teens’ vernacular. Most do not recognize the consequences, but the casual use of this language often carries over into more overt harassment.

The poster at left substitutes the commonly heard "That's so gay" with "That's so gamer guy who has more video games than friends." Stereotypical? Of course. But that would seem to be the point. Other posters include jock and cheerleader themes.


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Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

Does it really hurt you to not use a word? Do you walk around calling people Ni**ers, Ch*nks, etc.? It's just a word right?

Some kid killed himself today (yes every single day in america alone) because of BS like this and you're trying to convince us YOU are more put out by being asked not to use the word. Amazing. People's complete lack of perspective simply amazes me.

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 Yes, it fucking does hurt.

Unless you think no one got hurt by books being burned in Germany pre-WW2.


Yes, yes I did just godwin, but my fucking point is valid.

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

It doesn't hurt but I fail to see any point so why make the effort?

Are you really going to tell me that people using gay as an insult alone drives people to suicide? If it truly is the case then I betcha those kids were mentally unstable anyway (like the hypothetical kids inspired by GTA to kill people).

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Unfortunatly it does, I can point you to countless articles about gay and non-gay teenagers committing suicide because of being teased at school for being seen as gay. Now honestly tell me, regardless of their mental stability would it have hurt the other children more if they had been put in detention and reprimanded for calling the kids who killed themselves gay?

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

 sup dude did you hide here because the forum doesn't take so kindly to your shit?

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

I've been here since the livejournal days when there was no forum you dolt.

Sorry if I find the discussion here a bit more lively.

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"And to top if off, my niece (who is 5 by the way) told me I shouldn't use the word "stupid" at all because it is mean."

Tell her that whatever you use to substitute stupid will become as equally mean as stupid is now so there's no point.

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She couldn't have possibly meant it's mean to imply someone is unitelligent and it's better not to say anything if that's your opinion.

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

I got this from the website *sarcasm* I had to correct some mistakes they made though

 

gay (ga)1. there once was a time when all "gay" meant was "happy" then it meant "homosexual" now, people are saying "thats so gay" to mean dumb and stupid. and whats pretty insulting to intelligent people (and we dont mean "ThinkB4YouSpeak.com") is that rather than accept it were going have a tempertantrum over it. 2. so knock it off "ThinkB4YouSpeak.com".

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Well put.

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 This is gay

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Oh and one other thing that struck me as odd was apparently they're trying to get people to stop using nuts as a synonym for testicles.

I refuse though on the grounds that keeping it that way can lead to some hillarious innuendo and the fact that NO ONE cares.

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""That's so gamer guy who has more video games than friends.""

Well gee I've been gaming since I was a small child so i'd have to surrender my gamer card if I didn't.

If I had as many friends as I had games I wouldn't be able to keep track of them all. My brother and I have 82 PS2 games (83 if you let me count a jampack and yes I counted them just so I could make this point), so our gaming collection probably hits the triple digits. Even if it didn't I could grab a hundred bucks or so and go nuts at the local gamespot bargain bin.

Oh and I'm sick of these PC groups that refuse to acknowledge the fact that words can have two unrelated meanings. Gay used to mean happy and when we hear "we'll have a gay old time" in the Flintstones theme song we know that's what they're referring to.

Also take dumb which can mean mute or stupid, how do you know which one they're referring to? Well you listen for the all important context and if you have intelligence you'll be able to figure it out.

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I get where you're coming from, but your 'dumb' example isn't really a good one. The issue people have with calling something gay if its undesirable, or stupid, or bad, or whatever, is that the majority usage of the word is used to refer to homosexual people.

In your example, hardly anyone still uses the word 'dumb' for its archaic meaning (mute) except when referring to animals. I don't think this campaign will have any effect, but we'll see.

I personally think anyone who uses gay in its pejorative context is childish and immature, and I instantly lose some respect for them and I wish that usage would go away, but I'm not going to get all worked up about it.

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

No one uses "retarded" to reference mentally-challenged people anymore...

-If an apple a day keeps the doctor away....what happens when a doctor eats an apple?-

-Optimum est pati quod emendare non possis-It is best to endure what you cannot change-

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

Yes they still do you can still find 'mental retardation' listed as an effect of certain diseases.

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Gay Gamers?

 What does this campaign do for gay gamers though? Doesn't this poster just add insult to injury? Not only do they have to deal with the whole discrimination from straight people but also from nongaming gays. Must be rough...

For that matter the same applies to gay chearleaders and gay jocks...

It's impossible to use a steriotype to fight a steriotype. Inevitiably you end up with unintended victims sometimes even vicimizing people from your own group.

Re: Gay Gamers?

Never thought of it that way but yeah if you try to seperate gays out from jocks or cheerleaders or whatever you isolate them further and do even more damage to the gays that fit in with those groups.

I must say this campaign seems very counter-productive especially as it gives fuel to the stupid belief that people can and should be pigeonholed into groups with no overlap.

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Re: Gay Gamers?

I think the whole point is to show that everyone, especially the groups using the term "that's gay" fits into a stereotype.

Re: Gay Gamers?

Uh except they don't. Gamers are not all social rejects, jocks and cheerleaders are not all idiots so it really is pointless.

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Re: Gay Gamers?

No we aren't, I didn't say the stereotypes are correct. Not all gay men are flamboyant and dress in drag. A stereotype is a stereotype because it's a percieved aspect of a larger group that doesn't truly show the reality of every individual in that group. ANY stereotype is wrong about someone in the group.

Take gamers for example: We all love violence, we all have no social life, we all live with our parents, we all are overweight, we all are geeks, we all are either extrememly intelligent or very unintelligent. None of these are correct about all gamers, but it's the perception of the majority that makes them stereotypes, not if they are correct or not.

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

no,no its really ok. We are taking it back.

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

Is that a clerks2/Porch Monkey joke?

Because that was a great movie.  Except for the end.

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

why yes, you get a cookie

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

Sigh.

This campaign, while done with good intentions, is destined to fail.

My objections have nothing to do with whether or not its use is insulting. It is. Just because x, y, and z are not offended by it doesn't mean nobody is, and that's a common pattern I notice with people who defend its use-- it's always defended by people who are not themselves offended by the word on the grounds that it's not offensive. It comes as no surprise, then, that they're so mystified as to why people are making a big deal about it. (and yes, that includes gay people that use it-- there are lots of people who happen not to be offended by it, and by the law of averages, at least some of them ought to be gay. Big whoop, proves nothing.)

What I object to is, as some of the comments here prove, campaigning against the word will not change the underlying attitudes that validate it. So long as people continue to think that the word is harmless just because it means nothing to them, campaigns like this will be met with nothing but resistance. In fact, suddenly, people are cool and edgy for using it because someone asked them nicely to cut it out.

(And no, no matter what you say, the use of the word as a generic insult has not overtaken its other meaning. Not even close.)

To the people making snide comments about how the campaign is implying that "gay" is an insult: are you really that thick? People use it as an insult. That is the whole ISSUE here.

Oh, and this has nothing to do with the whole "PC" bullshit. It's about common decency. If you genuinely don't care that someone might be offended by something you say? Hey, great, more power to you. You're not a part of this campaign's target demographic.

"But we don't mean it as an insult to gay people!" -- Yeah, that's nice. They already specifically addressed that. "these slurs are often unintentional and a common part of teens’ vernacular."-- just because you don't mean it as an insult doesn't mean it makes people feel all warm and fuzzy. (And if you don't care about how your word choice makes people feel, see the above paragraph.)

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Oh goody let me get out my PC BS check list

"Context doesn't matter" check

"It's not about PCism it's about common decency (defined by our terms of course)" check

"Some people (a small amount) find it offensive so we should cater to them" check

that's all I got going so far but feel free to give me more.

Here's a simple thought, if it wasn't meant as an insult to gay people than they shouldn't take it as one. I know this may seem like strange and foreign thoughts but you can try it.

You know what you call someone who takes things personally all the time despite the intent of the speaker? Thin Skinned. If people misinterpret simple phrases is it really more practical to get everyone to say things that can't be misinterpted or to teach the minority how to interpret multiple meanings and context?

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Where did I say that people should be forced not to use the word? I don't recall having said that.

I said this in my last post, but you seem to have ignored it, so let me say it more plainly:

If you don't care about offending people with your words, then none of this applies to you.

I don't condone censorship, and by extension, I don't like "PC" either. The politically correct mindset likes very much to act as though "offensive" words shouldn't be allowed period, but that's not even close to my attitude. If you want to say it, then say it. I don't care.

That's what I meant. The ads were made to raise awareness, not to petition for the outlawing of the offending word. They're aimed at people who do care that what they say might have offended someone. The reaction it's meant to provoke is "Oh, I never thought of it like that. Guess I'll think twice next time," not "Oh dear, I have spoken a forbidden word! For shame! I shall cease its use forthwith."

Can we put away the straw men now?

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

I never thought you wanted censorship, the impression I got was that everyone who uses gay as an insult should feel ashamed and change their vocabulary (not by force). I think trying to convince everyone to change their language in such a way is PCism to some degree.

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Don't you know its far easier to tell others what to do then comprehend the world dose not revolve around you and yours and maybe perhaps the world dose not have the time or means to protect you from every slight possible....



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Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

Frankly this whole arguement/debate is pointless anyway. Those of us who find the phrase "that's gay" offensive will just avoid associating with people who use it. In a way it's judgemental but frankly I would rather judge someone for their behavior then for an aspect of their being (race, gender, etc.).

Those of you who choose to use it can, but you alienate yourself from a growing part of the population as more and more people are becomign more PC, there are plenty that never will, but if you look at things like the evolution of acceptance of blacks and other racial minorities in society, especially american society, in 50 years or so they people walking around saying "that's gay" won't be regarded with much more respect then someone who uses the term N**er to identify a black person now. It's not about correct, incorrect, definition or anything in that. It's about common decency and civility.

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

The only reason people have nothing against gays still use "that's so gay" is because it's a common expression. If one day the majority of people decide to stop using it for the sake of being PC then a lot more people who don't care about being PC (like me) will stop using it for the simple reason that nobody says it anymore.

Pick any word that used to be considered profane but nobody uses anymore, not even profane people. Same concept really.

Also the common decency argument is laughable. There are many people who have no problem with "that's so gay" in fact they probably are the majority so to say you should stop using it because everyone hates it is just inaccurate at best.

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Are you suggesting that becoming a brainwashed PC sheep is actually a good thing? I'd prefer if everyone thought for himself and got offended every so often, but to each his own, I suppose.

You should really do some research on political correctness and the ways in which it stifles people's thoughts and opinions before you go around praising it. Leaf van Boven published an interesting study about political correctness and a phenomenon know as pluralistic ignorance; it's in the June 2000 issue of Political Psychology if you happen to have access to a college library or a journal database like JSTOR

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I'm praising people having respect and compassion for people who aren't like them. REgardless of if you agree with someone or not, people who use comments like "that's gay" aren't respectful or compassionate towards gay people because they don't think it's offensive. People who defend saying it are even less so because they refuse to consider that it is validly offensive.

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That's because it isn't validly offensive unless you're thin-skinned. "Stupid" is a legitimate definition of "gay." You could just as well be saying that people shouldn't use "gay" to mean "happy" because it might offend some homosexuals who are depressed.

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

With that attitude nothing should be offensive to anyone. Someone raped your girlfriend? Get over it, get some thicker skin. Who are you to determine what people should and shouldn't have to suffer through to be able to live happily?

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

Would you please quit throwing red herrings into this? Next you're going to be finding a way to bring the Holocaust and puppy-kicking into this discussion... If you can't actually make a point, don't throw the most shocking thing you can think of in and expect us to all fall for it; you're making your own points look weaker by creating shoddy connections to shocking material.

Rape is in no way remotely equivalent to offending someone by exercising your right to free speech. Last time I checked, rape was illegal because it violates more than a few of the victim's rights while using a possibly offensive word is protected by freedom of speech.  Rape has no place in this discussion, and pretending it does just makes your point look silly.

I'm not the one determining what people have to deal with, the US Constitution is. It gives people freedom of speech regardless of what they say or how they say it (libel and slander excepted, obviously). So suck it up and be happy that you have the ability to ignore them and the right to say whatever you want right back. People don't have a right to shut up anyone who offends them, and people have the right to say what they like.

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

Boil it down and look to the least offensive most widely used context to the words further defined by the sentence and situation its used used in.



Thats so queer(as in strange/odd)


Thats so gay( as in stupid)


Thats so gay (as in queer as in strange/odd)


Your so gay(as in queer as in strange/odd)


Whats up my nger!(Whats up my friend/homie/bud)


Hey nger!(hey friend/homie/bud)


ect,ect,ect



These comments,sayings are not contexaully evil,vile or wrong. Poorly constructed or grammatically errorous perhaps.



If you look at stuff and see things as being primarily negative or offensive you are not only going to be offended but wind up being a closet sexist or racist.



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HAH, that's not gonna work, and is going to backfire horribly! Nobody listens to what schools say and it just serves as an incentive to do it more. That expression i used in almost every language by the way, like "marica, cacorro, pirobo," in spanish are used as insults that mean gay. so they can try all they want but it's not going to work. Most are just going to point and laugh at the whole program (like me)

funny how they throw the word homophobia in the article when it really makes no sence either.

to me stupid campaign is stupid, there are better things to spend money on besides making a bunch of overly sensitive people happy. Like the economy or poor people for a change.

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A 'homosexual' guy I used to work with was fond of saying, "That's so gay, that even I think it's gay". He just did it for kicks to get a reaction out of people, because he was quite feminine in his manner of speaking and overall mannerisms.

He was a lot of fun though and not all bent out of shape on words, like too many people seem to be.

I'm never really offeneded when someone comments that something is 'nerdy' or 'geeky', lol

I mean it's one thing to say something is "gay" in just the course of talking, but it's quite another if you are attempting to use the term or phrase to use it as insult intentionally.

We could joke around with John (guy I worked with) all day about stuff like that and he wouldn't care at all. He'd start it half the time. It was a restaurant in a fairly bad area of town and more than once I had heard people use those same terms towards him, with the intent of it being an insult and he didn't care for it at all - that's where it crossed the line and hurt his feelings.

Context matters a lot.

Even if I were to joke like that - doesn't mean for a second I'm 'homophobic'. Of course, like it was said above - true, it's stereotyping on both ends.

 

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

Homosexuals should just choose a better word. Try as you might, the word Gay will always be gay.

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

So gay means happy, right?

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

Since when did "gay" become a slur?

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

Since some "gamer guy with more games then friends-o" got his feelings hurt thinking everybody was about him and then protested it and had a hissy-fit.  Also known as the first emo in modern history.

 

 

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Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

Around the '70s and became more so in the '80s and '90s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay#Generalized_pejorative_use

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Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

Same for queer really when a demogrphic of the public took the word and used it for thier demogrphic and part of the greater demographic used it as a diss on them.


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Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

accoridng to wikipedia queer used to mean "odd or unusual" grr they cant just go around stealing words for their own use like that.

serves them right it was given a negative meaning.

by the way I have nothing against homosexuals other than the ones raising up a fuss over the same bull theyve been pulling.

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

Like what? Standing up for themselves?

Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

That's like saying "I'm not racist, but they really deserved that lynching."

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More like a black guy was hung because he was a criminal and deserved capital punishment but all people can comprehend is "black" and "hanging" and openly refuse to think beyond that.



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Re: Gamer Imagery Used in Campaign to Discourage "Gay" as ...

 It's simply natural language progression.

Queer used to be odd or unusual and now it is a slur for a homosexual individual

Gay used to mean happiness (as in let's have a gay time).  

Then gay refered to a homosexual individual.

Now gay is a synonym for stupid.

If a group of individuals 'claims' a word as their own and then rebrands it until it gains public acceptance they must be ready to accept it when another group of individuals claims the word does the same thing.

 
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MaskedPixelanteBut that's not the issue, the 3DS is perfectly capable of emulating GBA games. The problem is that it doesn't have enough available system resources to run it alongside the 3DS OS, and thus it doesn't have access to stuff like Miiverse and save states.07/29/2014 - 5:45pm
Matthew WilsonI am well aware that it requires more power, but if a GBA emulator could run well on a original psp, than it should work on a 3ds.07/29/2014 - 5:36pm
ZenThe reason the SNES could run Gameboy, or the Gamecube could run GBA was because their adapters included all of the necessary hardware to do it in the respective add-ons. The systems were just conduits for control inputs and video/sound/power.07/29/2014 - 4:51pm
ZenMatthew: Emulation takes more power than people realize to run a game properly. You can make something run on less, but Nintendo...as slow as they are at releasing them..makes them run as close to 100% as possible. Each game has its own emulator for it.07/29/2014 - 4:47pm
Matthew Wilsonkind of hard to believe since the 3ds is atleast as powerful as the gamecube hardware wise.07/29/2014 - 4:27pm
MaskedPixelanteYes, the 3DS has enough power to run 16-bit emulators, but not at the same time it's running the 3DS systems themselves. You could run the games, but you wouldn't get save states or Miiverse.07/29/2014 - 4:04pm
InfophileRunning GBA on 3DS shouldn't be hard. The DS had flashcarts sold for it that added just enough power to emulate GBA and SNES games, so the 3DS should have more than enough natively.07/29/2014 - 3:37pm
MaskedPixelanteIt's a bunch of people whining about boycotting/pirating Trails in the Sky FC because XSEED didn't license the Japanese dub track, which consists of about 10 lines per character.07/29/2014 - 11:27am
Sleaker@MP - devolver Digital issued a twitter statement saying they would replace the NISA pledge.07/29/2014 - 10:57am
E. Zachary KnightIs that a discussion about RIAA member music labels?07/29/2014 - 10:48am
MaskedPixelantehttp://steamcommunity.com/app/251150/discussions/0/43099722329318860/ In this thread: Idiots who don't understand how licensing works.07/29/2014 - 9:20am
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/07/28/gaymerx-in-dire-straits-after-nis-america-allegedly-backs-out-of/ NISA backs out of GaymerX support, but it seems like the only people crying foul are GaymerX.07/29/2014 - 6:30am
 

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