Try our new beta!Click here
60°
Submitted by michaelfossbakk 1011d ago | opinion piece

Heavy Rain and Feminism

Michael Fossbakk and Chris Hague from StickSkills.com dissect Heavy Rain and its representation of women. (Heavy Rain , PS3)

TheBossMan  +   1011d ago | Well said
Feminism, at its absolute best, is nothing more than a specific redundancy in any good person's outlook (equal rights for all, regardless of sex, age, class, etc.). However, this is almost exclusively *not* what self-labelled feminists believe. They are usually driven to only correct issues where females have lower outcomes than men, disregarding entirely any confounding variables as to why the outcomes may be that way. If a woman makes less than a man it's because of discrimination and "the patriarchy" but if men pay higher rates for car insurance it's because they drive recklessly. This "logic" has poisoned almost all aspects of modern, mainstream feminism.

Basically, if a woman ranks lower than a man in anything, it's the man's fault for discriminating against her. If a woman ranks higher, it's the man's fault for not being as good as her. In the cases where women are worse off, the government needs to pass laws to make the difference either disappear entirely or favor women. If you act like this isn't the way feminism has evolved in Western societies you are only fooling yourself.

That being said, I don't think very highly of MRAs either, as it's yet one more reactionary movement which focuses on specific issues while ignoring others.
#1 (Edited 1011d ago ) | Agree(12) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
TekoIie  +   1011d ago
Very well said! +bub

I think the only issue I have with feminism is that they tend to do what you said about the MRA and be more of a "reactionary movement which focuses on specific issues while ignoring others."

Basically acting as though everything is in favour of men when in reality its not. I think one of the biggest negatives of being a man is the possibility of being drafted/conscripted. Its an unlikely situation but still terrifying :/
#1.1 (Edited 1011d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
Blacktric  +   1010d ago
HA! NICE TRY YOU PATRIARCHY SUPPORTING RAPE APOLOGIST! Check your privilege, etc.

/s

Joking aside, great post. Here's an Intelligent bubble vote from me.
#1.2 (Edited 1010d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Metal Gear and David Bowie's Influence

1m ago - The Laymen's Gamer takes some time to talk about two of his favourite things: David Bowie and Met... | PS4
20°

XCOM 2: All Soldier Classes and Abilities

2m ago - XCOM 2 has a pretty good variety of different classes for your soldiers to be. Each one has speci... | PC
Ad

Gran Turismo SPORT Beta Testing Begins early 2016

Now - Start tracking GTS with Releases.com's release date alert service and be notified when the GTS beta launches. | Promoted post
20°

XCOM 2: How to Beat the ADVENT Blacksite Mission

2m ago - XCOM 2 will have you going through numerous missions that entail you doing anything from eliminat... | PC
20°

XCOM 2 - Tips for Effectively Building Your Avenger Base

2m ago - Unlike the base of operations in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 has your freedom fighters stationed... | PC
20°

Game of the Month: January 2016

2m ago - Hardcore Gamer: You know how they say January is the dumping ground for films? Well, we wish we w... | PC
Related content from friends