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Whether we ever live in a world where there the same number of female builders or plumbers is moot. What I want is a world where if any individual woman wants to be a builder or plumber, one of the challenges that stands in her way will NOT be that fact that she is a woman. That is all.
Now we could demand sources of each other, to "prove" this or that, doing that dance that people always do on the web.... or we could reasonably agree that in the current western world, it is harder (not impossible, just harder) for a woman to become a successful plumber due to occasionally but sufficiently frequently facing sexist attitudes, both in the industry and within the general public that form the customer base.
Being male will make some things less daunting, being female will make other things less daunting
2 months ago
Every person will have seen injustices and more individually privileged people in day-day life but it never normally boils down to simply 'all', 'men' or 'white'.
It's a baffling choice, really - this isn't the kind of game you'd want to grind through with different characters, seeing as you're never locked into one particular build, though why option is then locked out behind a paywall seems only to invite ire.
Then, when it's all done and the shooting has concluded, you get to "drop it", which means you exit turn-based combat and then watch a real-time replay of all the mayhem you've just caused.
On top of this is a constant need to manage your inventory after every fight, to shift the heavy gear to your horse before shifting it back again before you sell. It sounds like a little detail, but in the flow of the game it's a niggling constant and adds up.
I'm yet to find anyone else my age who's even heard of Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday, let alone played it,
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