Reblog: Denial of Sexism in Gaming

I think Timid Atheist brings up a valid point about sexism and I want to take the topic a little further and hope she doesn’t mind.

Sexism in one definition that I found means “Prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex.” Shadow is defined by CG Jung as “an unconscious aspect of the personality which the conscious ego does not recognize in itself” and, I might add, is the cause of most “dis-ease.”

Having crossed that so-called gender “great divide” myself, I now can see that sexism is a shadow that we all carry inside us and it is one that is created out of the shadow of our own powerlessness and lack of self-love.

While I am not excusing this young man’s behavior which is definitely sexist in nature, he seems to be acting out in his fantasy life, his frustration with women in general and lesbians in particular which, I believe, is reflective of his own powerlessness and lack of self-love as a man.

I have been a “spy in the enemy camp” for 62 years and I have hated sexism against women as any natural born woman might, but I no longer have the same emotional attachment to it. That allows me to approach sexism in a healthier way than taking it personally as I believe most women and men still do from their own shadows.

As a feminist and humanist, which didn’t take living as a woman to feel, I have a new perspective that goes beyond the gender spectrum and I believe is the key to creating a society that is healthy rather than dysfunctional as it has always been, up until now.

Deanna Joy

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About Deanna Joy Hallmark

I am a post-op transgender woman who has now completed transition and living my life as the woman I was born to be. I have been writing my blog, now titled "A Spy in the Enemy Camp - A transgender woman’s perspective from having lived as a man among men" since December 2011. Originally a record of my process and feelings in transition, last summer in 2013 it took on observations from both sides of the gender binary and now will also be looking at my past life pretending to be the man I never was and how it finally brought me to where I am today, the beautiful intelligent woman I had always believed I should have been since I was little.
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