Earlier this week, we put a call out for more writers here at Reaxxion, stating that we were looking for two men to each write at least one article a week. In the comments, Lisa B seemed disappointed that it needed to be men:
There seemed to be a little confusion in the comments as to why exactly only men are allowed to write for Reaxxion. I’d like to take this opportunity to explain it.
Now, I can already see the reaction from feminists and SJWs: “Reaxxion writer Chris Bechtloff explains why he hates women!” “Reaxxion admits it doesn’t want women in gaming!” And of course, there’ll be a bunch of tweets to the effect of “Wow, just wow” or “I can’t even.” This article is not directed at them. It would be a waste of my time and energy to try to explain a single thing about how the world works to those people.
But to those of you with ears to hear, let me explain why we have this rule in place, so that at least you’ll understand even if you don’t agree.
A Guys’ Night Out
Even the most dedicated family man out there inevitably feels the need to get away from his wife and children for a guys’ night out. Maybe he’ll get together with his buddies to play poker, or play Dungeons and Dragons (if he’s a nerd like me), or just grab a drink at the bar.
Men need this. We need to be around other men. Decades ago, men’s only clubs existed for just that reason. Men would get together, sit in fancy leather chairs with some scotch and a cigar, and socialize with the other men in their community. And in those halls, everything from lifelong friendships to business partnerships to mentorships would be forged. These places have all but been eradicated by feminism, and that’s a damn shame.
The point is that men need to have male-only spaces, just as women need female-only spaces. This is natural and good.
A Gaming Site For Masculine Men
The whole point of Reaxxion is that we’re a site featuring gaming news and reviews for masculine men. The perspective we write from is one of masculinity. To say that we should hire a woman writer would be akin to saying Christ-Centered Gamer should hire a Wiccan or an agnostic. It runs counter to the whole mission statement of our site.
In a world where masculinity is constantly belittled and vilified, we seek to lift it up and celebrate it. We are all men here who celebrate masculine virtue, and it is from that perspective that we look at gaming.
What We’re Not Saying
We’re not saying we don’t want women reading our site. That’s ridiculous. We’re not saying we don’t want women in gaming or geek culture. We’re not saying women should be seen and not heard in gaming. There are plenty of places where you can get a woman’s perspective on gaming, and there are plenty of great female game journalists and reviewers, like Lizzy Finnegan. And that’s great.
This site, however, is not meant to be one of those places. Reaxxion was founded as a gaming site for masculine men, and it’s going to stay that way.
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