“The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.”
This petition is about sexism, but not in the way you might think.
The crux of this issue is not banning certain jokes or policing thoughts. If you are going to tell a joke about rape, advance the conversation.
It's a familiar thread in gamer culture: the exclusion of women and hostility towards those who try to talk about misogyny in gaming.
"We wanted to do something of our own and reverse gender roles to see what happens when a guy is in the same position."
One YA author's casual challenge to reverse the gendered marketing on book covers has spurred a wide debate about stereotypes and standards.