I hope Keeva’s post has got you thinking a little more about what you say, and what you allow. Trying to stand up is hard. I don’t want to be the bad guy. The one that makes more fuss out of something because I am personally offended, and that’s when I say nothing.
It goes beyond personal offense for me, I don’t want bigotry to be allowed because it becomes an attitude, and an accepted behavior.
I don’t think it’s just being the trade police, Or the morality police. If people are allowed to laugh at a Un-PC joke, or an offensive joke, why can’t people say it isn’t funny, or it is offensive. I bite my tongue so many times because I know that often I know trade trolls are just attention seeking, wanting you to react. But the acceptance of things like this has ongoing consequences.
I’ll never be an angel. I hope when I do cross lines, and I don’t know I’m crossing them someone tells me.
I’ll stay in a vent, and a raid where its ok to call women f’ken w*ores, I”ll say nothing when people use the R word in a raid. Even mature Women I respect, and regardless of how I measure it. I feel that it is so much more disappointing. I will say nothing when guild chat is more offensive words then the ‘queens’ english
I tried being principled in trade above.
I’ll try little things but it isn’t making me feel better, or enjoy the game more. It isn’t about changing the world, I don’t think you can, but being aware has to be the first step. So I can’t promise to stick up for what I think is right all the time, It is hard. But I try and do things when I think they are important, and I think thats what it’s all about.