I am bowing out of the Social Responsibility in Game Development conversation before I become too disappointed in the human condition and this becomes a political blog. But first, a comment I left on how all deviations from the idea of the default human are equal:
Why, it was only within my parents’ own lifetime that a couple like my better half and I would not have been able to have gotten married in several US states due to the People With Depression not being able to marry the People Without Depression Act. As it is, we are lucky to live where we do because there are still places where my partner could be assaulted or killed for being openly arthritic. Even at work, I have hidden the fact that I am severely myopic because I am afraid I’d lose my job – I’m not a protected category under anti-discrimination laws. It is especially distressing to think about the places we are not able to freely travel to because a world leader recently declared that there were no people with asthma in his country, because it is illegal to have asthma there.
In short, good points! Homosexuality is not “normal” and all differences in the human condition are exactly the same.
Star Trek Online’s headstart begins today Friday at 10AM PST, so let’s all get back to gaming and forget that we have differences of opinion again!
Edit: I am obviously more bleary-eyed than I thought, as it is clearly Thursday and not Friday.