Bartosz Trzaskowski

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I, for one, like the ad of the upcoming convention:



but some view it as sexist and completely innappropriate.
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David SL
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Urgh. Amateur, pathetic, pandering to the idea that geeks will automatically be drawn to any female, embarrassing, insulting and generally cringeworthy, but not sexist. If anything, this is insulting to gamers. Probably the most embarrassing thing I've seen on Youtube in a while.
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Zeb Larson
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Should this be in RSP? I know it's technically related to gaming, but there's the possibility for a very different discussion here.
 
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DavidSL wrote:
Urgh. Amateur, pathetic, pandering to the idea that geeks will automatically be drawn to any female, embarrassing, insulting and generally cringeworthy, but not sexist. If anything, this is insulting to gamers. Probably the most embarrassing thing I've seen on Youtube in a while.


Agreed. That's just pathetic.
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Worked for me!
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I think it's a bit of a sideways smirk. No harm done.
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Wow. Some people have really thin skin. Too each their own I guess but I'm with mwchapel on this one. Works for me too!
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Matt Neil
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That would feel really strange...being buried in dice.
 
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There may be a couple of dice missing when she gets out of the bath.
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I think i saw a kingsburg expension die, what a waste of money.
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Mindy Basi
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Made ya look!
 
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"After a hard day of work, I like to relax with boardgames".

Not quite seeing the sexist angle here and its a lot better than some sweaty nerd.

If it was reversed and it was Fabio in the tub I think a lot of men would have gone buhahahahaha Fabio and not claimed sexism.

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I'd call it sexist - it's objectifying women to sell a product. I think it also demonstrates a hugely disrespectful attitude to their target market.

I'd be embarrassed to be associated with it.
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Hmm...I don't mind the ad. I think it is clever- but at the same time, I think they could've accomplished something similar going another direction.

This ad seems more like a skit on youtube to me- and if that were its intent I would say, "job well done" and think it's funny as satire.

Either way though- I'm a geek through and through- I grew up in the nerd culture- and I just don't care enough to get upset.

Edit: I also don't feel like the ad is trying to objectify women. I think they are trying to appeal to their target audience through satire. It will work for some, not for others. /shrug
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DavidSL wrote:
Probably the most embarrassing thing I've seen on Youtube in a while.


Try scrolling down to the comment section of any given Youtube video. You'll rescind that comment quite quickly.
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