It's been argued over and over that hosting female only tournaments in CS doesn't make sense. When compared to physical sports, it's true from that perspective, since the quantifiable biological differences aren't really relevant. However, the female scene is very marketable and brings in a huge ROI to sponsors, and this also entice more females to get involved, perpetuating this movement.
It's hard for females to integrate naturally into the community because the foundation of the community is built from mostly younger kids that resort to sexism and stereotypes. Ironically tournaments like this which are marketed to nurture and provide support to the females in the scene just perpetuates this separatist, sexist mindset. Young male players of similar skill levels (sometimes much greater skill levels) aren't given the same opportunity -- no males get exclusive rights to tournaments in CS at all. Like it or not, this is clearly a case of gender privilege...
Quote from HPred on the 3rd of March 2017:
Well it costs 30k aud to undergo gender reassignment, so it's genuinely looking like a viable business model
Oh yeah, this is also one way to make sure the women's scene remains a meme and is pushed further from the end goal of being taken seriously.
It costs $0 to undergo "gender reassignment", since by its definition gender is just a social construct.Edited once, 3/3/17 - 10:03am
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