Before I begin, we all understand that the comic is about violent video games and not gender issues, right? Just making sure we’re on the same page.
So, I have two daughters. My wife and I are not just raising them to be good girls, but rather good human beings. We do not limit whom or what they play with and/or watch on television based on their genders, but based on our own better judgement about what is appropriate for kids their age. I would like to believe that they like what they like because of whom they are and not because of gender roles that have been put upon them by society.
That said, they are still girls. We somehow want to believe that boys and girls think and act exactly the same, but because of these “imposed” cultural and societal ideas they act differently. To that, I’m going to say, “Bullshit!” My daughters are both unique individuals, but they definitely like and do things that my male friends and I would have never done in a million years growing up. Not because of our parents or cultural influence, but because boys and girls/men and women are simply different. I’m not really sure why this is such a bad thing for some people. It’s just part of who we are.
With that said, the following is so friggin’ true…