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Re: Concern about racism and sexism in Supertuxkart 0.9

Vincent Lejeune <vljn.ovi@gmail.com> writes:

> Le 3 mai 2015 01:36, "Ansgar Burchardt" <ansgar@debian.org> a écrit :
>> Hi Vincent,
>> your comparison with Mario Kart as a family-friendly game and just
>> having looked a bit at the PEGI rating system[1] made me wonder:
>>   [1] <http://www.pegi.info/en/index/id/33/>
>> Most Super Mario and Mario Kart games seem to have a PEGI 3 and a few
>> PEGI 7.
>> The description for PEGI 12 includes games that "show nudity of a
>> slightly more graphic nature" (though I have not yet found a description
>> of what this means in more detail).
>> So a game without Sara might be rated the same as Mario Kart,
>> i.e. targeting users 3+ or 7+. But adding Sara might change the rating
>> to PEGI 12 (maybe, I don't know the actual criteria), changing the
>> target audience.
>> Do you think the conflict might be caused by the developers not minding
>> targeting only the 12+ group, but you (and others) prefering a game that
>> is also suitable for the 3+/7+ group?
>> If this is the case, maybe we could try to continue the discussion based
>> on that and avoid the heavily loaded sexism bit? There might be options
>> like a "12+ content" checkbox or such as a first idea along these lines.
>> Ansgar
> It's a good idea actually. The PEGI rating system has a rating system
> that is adopted by several countries with different sensibilities and
> thus is a satisfying middle ground for me.
> Thanks for bringing this idea.

I don't think the PEGI rating helps at all here. The issue under
discussion here (at least as I see it) is not that the game is not
suitable for childern below a certain age but that it spreads a "sexist
world view".

Just because the players are older the sexism does not go away.


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