Thursday, May 31, 2012
What's Your Difficulty Level?
Check it out: Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is
Now this is an interesting way to look at the world, and is exactly the sort of intellectual discussion I love. Being a normal self-focused egotist, I naturally applied this framework to myself. "Straight White Female." Hmm... second easiest? Scalzi doesn't go there. "Straight White Female Packing A Few Extra Pounds"? Doesn't go there, either. Still, it's a fun look at a complex social flashpoint and Scalzi lays out a pretty sweet metaphor about how society loads the dice, so to speak.
I may have to work a little harder at it, but I... and all of us... are playing the game.