|janie porche is much cooler than ellen feiss
||[Sep. 24th, 2002|08:02 am]
|||||What Difference Does It Make?-The Smiths-Best...I||]|
I am speaking as a member of Generation Y, the almost forgotten generation of 14- to 16-year-olds who - goddamnit - want some attention. What we don't want is more nonsense that girl games must include pink, lace, makeup, shopping, and boys. I am a 15-year-old girl who is sick and tired of wearing pink so that I can fit society's portrait of a young lady.
After reading Jon Katz's "Birth of a Digital Nation" (Wired 5.04, page 49), I was shouting "hurrah" at his description of the next generation of model citizens, citizens without stereotypes. Then I read "Girl Games" (page 98) and was so disgusted by the game industry that I could have spit. Girls my age have worked hard for the freedom to say what we damn well please and the ability to speak to elders without our heads down and eyes averted. The makers of girl games need to wake up and realize that not everyone without a penis must wear makeup and chase blond surfers named Ken.
(from the Jul '97 issue of Wired)
plus she saved Christmas.