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It implicitly assumes that women will be better at making games for women than men will be. Is this a reasonable assumption? Is this as sexist assumption? What are the consequences?[/quote:fba31169c8]
From the evidence, I think it is a reasonable assumption. It is also a sexist assumption.

If we can preferentially hire a female candidate (designer, artist, whatever) to work on a game whose target audience is mainly female, can we then therefore preferentially hire a male candidate (designer, artist, whatever) to work on a game whose target audience is mainly male?[/quote:fba31169c8]
Presuming that there is an identifiable difference between the skillset a male and female candidate brings to the workplace, I think it would seem reasonable. There are jobs where gender doesnt make a difference at all. Equivalently I’d rather not see Sean Connery as leading lady in the next film I watch (though I’m sure he would act the part well…).

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Dave