Monday, 10 October 2016

Episode 66: Stronger Together

In this episode our heroes are joined by the founders and admins of the Women of Netrunner Facebook group, Kat and Alexis. We talk about their experience of setting up the group and their thoughts on making the community more inclusive. Also we follow that up with a chat about drafting as we did one of those recently.

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  1. Love netrunner and your podcast but can't stand this SJW nonsense. Please focus on the actual game in the next one..

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    1. What this person said ^^. Keep up the good work.

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    2. Don't listen to this person. Keep up the full discussion about Netrunner. The game is more than the cards.

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  2. Inclusivity is good. Examining your perspective is good.

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    1. I totally agree with you sir.
      There is no logic in what they are saying. To create inclusivity we need segregation.. what?
      I don't care if you perceive yourself as male/female. We are all there to play our favorite game (hopefully).

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    3. Hi Magnus,

      I'm of the opinion that the Women in Netrunner group is a good thing and have no problem with it: if people feel they need safe spaces, they can and should create them no questions asked and there's no reason not to support that, and even less reason to spend time arguing against it.

      In a world where the cited problems didn't exist you probably could note a hypocrisy. But they do, so it isn't, and the supporting evidence is all over the front pages of most newspapers in the last couple of days.

      Best,
      Paul

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    4. Hi everyone! I encourage you to listen a little more closely to what we said in the podcast about why we encourage/host events that are specifically for women. Our end goal is to create a more diverse Netrunner scene in general. But, unfortunately, a lot of women and non-binary + people (including myself and several of my peers) have had bad experiences due to their gender in gaming environments. And because of that, they are hesitant/afraid/have a lot of anxiety towards entering something like a store champ, gnk, or even just a play night. So why not give them an environment where they don't have to worry about that? This is our initial step into helping women + become more comfortable in the ANR environment. There is a reason that the majority of Netrunners are male, and it has nothing to do with any "inherent" differences between men and women +.

      A lot of people would like to be able to enjoy the game to the fullest extent, but can't. You may not treat someone differently based on their gender, but a lot of people unfortunately do.

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  4. Hi Paul,

    thanks for the calm and polite answer. Want to clarify that I'm not against a women or insert "X"-community. I was pointing out the (as you said) "hypocrisy" in their train of thought.

    I'm of the opinion that your identity is irrelevant when it comes to competing in a card game. That includes your "feelings". Therefore I'm against segregation between players when it comes to tournaments or any kind of formal competitive milieu.

    But I agree that there is little reason for us to continue this discussing any further here.

    Regards,
    Magnus

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  5. Thanks for another great podcast! Props to the Women of Netrunner group and encouraging inclusivity, welcoming spaces, and progressiveness.

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