“The Wine Aunt does not have a build. She is a lifestyle.”
September 1, 2019 2:16 PM Subscribe
An Ode to the Wine Aunts: Enough with the Dad Builds and Dad Games [Paste Magazine]
“Overworked and underpaid, she hasn’t made it back home in years. But when she does, it’ll be with a rolling suitcase filled with boutique presents for her niece, black leggings, bodysuits, her vape pen, a large bottle of wine to split with her mom, and her battered, venerable Playstation Vita (shit, she forgot to pack underwear again). She drinks six-dollar pinot grigio with six ice cubes from a red wine glass, because they were on sale at Target, and her galley kitchen only has so much cabinet space. The Wine Aunt sneers at the “Dad Build” talk, Dadification, and the burgeoning someday-Dads who are already upset when they’re not exclusively catered to, when marginalized non-Dads dare to ask for inclusion in this hobby, in more thoughtful ways than they clamored for a new Mass Effect 3 ending.”Dia Lacina pushes back from the edges against the industry-wide reflex to make everything in games for and about men.
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