Female Game Developer Fired For Calling Other Women ‘Pretty’

One of the largest video game industry conferences currently taking place in Poland has become subject to a controversy after its social media manager—and game developer—made a gaffe on Twitter. Her crime? Using the word “pretty” to describe other women.

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  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Pretty is the new “P-word”.

    • Does that mean we will be rewarded if we call women “ugly” instead? Or do we look for the middle ground and tell them:
      “You’re not really pretty, but you’re not too ugly either — in other words you’re homely. My cousin said he’d fuck you, but only in the mouth”.

      (sorry, looking for guidance here — I’m trying not to “sin” against Socialism but I can’t figure out the moral criteria yet).

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        Actually, the correct answer is that you cannot acknowledge their presence; you can’t even speak to them.
        Make believe that women are a newly discovered race.
        You wouldn’t compliment a black man on looking especially negro today, would you.
        Well, even if you would, you shouldnt.

        • Maurice Miner

          Wow, you beat me by 8 minutes – ref my response to Hard Little Machine above…

        • Norman_In_New_York

          Splitting the difference means that they are pretty ugly.

  • BillyHW

    If God wanted women to vote, he wouldn’t have made them women.

  • Tooth&Claw

    If this is what gets people upset, they’re much too privileged, and have way too much time on their hands. Not to mention they can’t take a compliment.

  • Killer Marmot

    Here’s one of my favourite quotes, taken from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest…

    [McMurphy:] “Is this the usual pro-cedure for these Group Ther’py shindigs? Bunch of chickens at a peckin’ party?”

    [Harding:] “A ‘pecking party’? I fear your quaint down-home speech is wasted on me, my friend. I have not the slightest inclination what you’re talking about.”

    “Why then, I’ll just explain it to you.” McMurphy raises his voice; though he doesn’t look at the other Acutes listening behind him, it’s them he’s talking to. “The flock gets sight of a spot of blood on some chicken and they all go to peckin’ at it, see, till they rip the chicken to shreds, blood and bones and feathers. But usually a couple of the flock gets spotted in the fracas, then it’s their turn. And a few more gets spots and gets pecked to death, and more and more. Oh, a peckin’ party can wipe out the whole flock in a matter of a few hours, buddy, I seen it. A mighty awesome sight.”

    • Shebel

      How do you figure out out how we think nowadys ?
      ARE WE CRAZY?

  • Shebel

    One of my best friends Mother left Poland— because she didn’t want be killed.
    That is it. That is ALL.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It’s best not to talk about women. It’s barely tolerable to talk TO women

    • Maurice Miner

      Talking TO women without permission is micro-aggressive mansplaining and pretty much akin to rape.

      “Barely tolerable”? Bah!

      • Uncommunist

        Let’s have a …Talk Complimentary To Women Without Permission Day !

    • J. C.

      Outside of immediate family, I keep my interactions with women on a strictly professional level (and no, that’s not innuendo for hiring hookers…) 😉

  • Editor

    Ok, pretty is right out. How about petty. Can I use the word petty then. Seems appropriate.

  • Uncommunist

    Newsflash – as a previous active gamer , I will say without reservation that many games worked on and developed by ‘pretty people’ are full of bugs and glitches – so much so that I stopped buying them since only some of the offline missions are available. Lowered ‘accomplishments’ by the corporate overprivileged = crap/fraud

  • Jabberwokk

    So acknowledging an artistic fact is bad now?

    So If I call a dude handsome or good looking what happens to me?