Sunday, March 2, 2008

Not a proud day to be from the Willamette Valley...

Website here.

Lebanon Express story on the, um, phenomenon, here.


Corvallist said...

Are you kidding? That's awesome.

Anonymous said...

You say redneck like it's a bad thing. Don't like it, then go somewhere else.

Dennis said...

A redneck is stereotype. It is, by definition, a bad thing as it's not true.

Someone who exhibits some of the characteristics associated with being a redneck is a person, and by definition NOT a bad thing.

This game perpetuates stereotypes based on race, class and gender.

Therefore, I think this game is, in general, not a good thing.

IE said...

I like to think of myself as very sensitive to racial, class and gender issues, and I think The Redneck Game looks like a hoot! How is this a gender issue? Aren't there female "rednecks"? Can't a redneck be of any race? You might be right about the "class" issue general.

It seems to me more akin to the question of what is a "hippie." Would a game about "hippies" be stereotyping? One could see it this way, but as a semi-old-hippie person myself, I would find it humorous vs. stereotyping.

Of course, this leads into the argument that it's OK to be hurtfully-stereotyping if you are a member of the group being stereotyped -- which is a hard one for me because I find the "n" word very offensive regardless of whether it is uttered by a Black person or not.

BTW, I like your colorful language, Dennis. I hope you DON'T grow out of it or whatever LT said she was hoping you would do. Sometimes nothing works as effectively at expressing sentiment as a term that some might consider "swearing."

But wait...maybe others consider that as offensive as I consider certain hate words...hummmm...I may have to ponder more on this one, though I am known to speak quite colorfully myself at times.

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