Ahah, making fun of people for things that directly influence their lives negatively and then adding “tumblr” at the end is so whacky.
Now sit the fuck down and let me tell you a thing. First off: just because it doesn’t influence your life it doesn’t mean it’s not a problem to other people. Yes, the boy/girl thing restricts the gender spectrum to just black and white, and this means that anyone who isn’t cisgender is left out. And this can be applied to anything in that rant that’s played as a fucking joke:
Google this and look at some of the very good articles others have written on the subject, which are worded way better than i ever could. But the thing can be summed up with this: by restricting the gender, skintone, sexuality choices etc you are effectively cutting out everyone who doesn’t fit, which has the effect of alienating people who don’t see themselves represented, as if they were invisible or simply didn’t matter. Video games are an important part of our culture and reflect our world, which in this case is one that ignores anyone who isn’t white, cis, het and usually, male.
And then some fucker with photoshop comes along and decides hey, i’ll make a mockery of anyone who feels insulted by being treated like they don’t exist, that’ll show them!
TL:DR version: go fuck yourself.
People act like it’s such a big fucking deal to implement this simple stuff, too. All it would take would be a slight tweak to the code to change references to him/her to a custom-input set of pronouns. It really would have absolutely no effect upon gameplay but it’d certainly be welcome to a lot of people.
And skin color? That’s just as easy oh my god, just add some more color palettes to the sprites they’re not even that complex as they are. And why not allow a change in gender?
These aren’t at all unreasonable demands, especially given the power of modern handheld devices and the storage capacity of the carts, people have just been conditioned to think that a tiny fucking bit of representation is some massive hissy fit of pie-in-the-sky whacked out dreams because of snarky, bullshit stuff like this post.
"how dare people who are not straight white guys want to be represented in media. why don’t they just crawl under a rock so we don’t have to think about or see them at all"