Tyndmyr wrote: krogoth wrote: yurell wrote:
Vahir wrote:Let's end discrimination by handing out prizes based on gender!
Because it's not like there are other factors making it harder for women to get into the tournament than men! Affirmative action is just bigotry against white cis heterosexual males in disguise!
Actually race already does play a lot into maximum possible fitness, it is a form of micro evolution after all, if you are gonna segregate gender, might as well segregate height differences as well. Runners legs must be within 5 cm length of each other. Otherwise it discriminates against short people. Where does it end?
The reason I had heard they are doing it it to get more girl gamers into the sports in the first place, then they will cancel it once the numbers are more balanced and do mixed groups.
*shrug* Weight classes and such are commonly seperated out in many sports. I have no issue with this, so long as it is relevant to performance. Race...this isn't so important...especially what is commonly meant when people say the word race...what they really mean is skin color or the like. My skin may be exactly the same shade as an amazing runner, but that doesn't mean I am(quite the contrary). Skin color is a particularly poor differentiator of performance.
Blacks can run.
Asians can do math.
Whites are reasonable.
Racisim has a funny lighter side.
Some RedNeck says to a guy, "Do the math for me."
The Asian guy says, "I don't know how to do the math. I drive Fork Lift."
The RedNeck gets all pissed off.
You can hear him mumbling as he walks off.
"That bastard will not do what I tell him to."
"I going to fire him."
You hired him to drive Fork Lift.
He is driving Fork Lift.
Yes. Those Asian eyes make him look smart.
Looks can be deceiving.
Then a black guy applies to do Book Keeping and does not get hired.
That Raceism is difficult stuff.
It is a Sword that cuts both ways.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.