The gaming industry has come under attack from critics and feminists alike in recent years due to its often-sexualized portrayal of female characters.
Oh I can embrace feminism any time you want, no problemo ;)
Journalists must grow up and realize the difference between feminism and hypocritical misandry that requires less of women standing for their own rights, and more of crying about such "supression" to the public and requiring men to do most of the work for them... again.
Wow, I'm surprised someone else sees Feminism for what it is. Well said! Feminism is a plague of people thinking they deserve more than they actually do, and want everything handed to, or done for them.
I am already grown up and refuse to support journalists who sleep with feminists in exchange for favors is acceptable. I also refuse to accept that every creative mind must be shackled to the politically correct checklist. I have a better proposal how about the you (the "author" grow up and realize that you and your PC army cannot control what others want to create)
This place has been flooded with no name sites for the past few weeks - anyone else noticed that? Same topics - same people submitting them. Same agenda
Exactly....there is a team of people doing this. It's well orchestrated... In court they would have to present Proof, which means they would have to expose the lies they've told, and the fake accounts they've made. * Some dumb troll = some dumb troll. Get him in trouble....not everyone else. * Women are awesome, but why do they get to dictate what type of games I play, and what gets to be in them ? * I don't even play the types of games they probably hate against, but why do they get to say whats what about everything. * Do I have to ask their permission to play Super Mario 3D World now because it doesn't have enough women characters in it ? * Taking a stand against objectifying women in gaming is one thing. Women Should Not be harassed anywhere. The thing is......700 Million + people are all being lumped into one category by a group of about 100-200 people. That doesn't seem right. Something is off here. * What exactly do they want though ? Are they making their own games ? Why don't they also make the games they want to make ? Do they even make games ? Who are these people and how are they a part of the gaming industry ? Are they all just writers for websites ? Lets start asking some more questions.
By feminism you mean women whining about bullsh!t, right?
Feminazi* Two women disagreed with me. /please don't hate my terrible and offensive jokes lolol
I have no problem with feminism, as long as it's fair. Since we're all equal we should have the same rights and responsabilities, but current feminists just want the former and not to deal with anything else. And when you call them out, you are a misogynist.
How about they kickstart their own game then they can put whatever they want in it as long as they have the cash to back it up.
Feminism is more important than video games. I'm absolutely disgusted by the comments I've read on this only 15 minute old article.
I spent about 20 minutes drafting one or two replies to various comments, but I doubt they'd do much good. So instead I'll just leave this here, and don't get too depressed that this Harry Enfield sketch is nearly 20 years old and still pertinent, things are getting better in terms of sexual equality whether the knuckledraggers want it to or not. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Absolutely bang on. The sad thing, is that even after another 20 years I doubt much will change if we take the narrow minded comments here as an example.
Then it is clear you're not familiar with the internet feminist of today. Basically an anti-men group making non-issues issues and practicing painting themselves as victims. Professional victimhood.
I'm sorry, but we have a right to voice our criticisms at this deplorable article basically saying unless your indoctrinated into feminist rhetoric you're immature, and I'm not going to apologise for that. The irony is you need to grow up and realise criticism against feminist =/= misogyny and patriarchal oppression. Of course you have every right to feel disgusted, but I have the right to call your opinion pathetic. And no feminism is not important. I'm for actual equality and I could list the many ways feminists prove to be hypocritical bigots. One example is your comment.
Equality is important. Yes. However, some people are abusing feminism and its followers. These abusers do NOT have respect for other human beings, male or female. They only care about themselves.
we arent the ones who need to grow up, sunshine. feminists are one of the most fanatical, hypocritical, and petty groups in existence. and they hold many beliefs that are simply not intellectually tenable or supported by facts at all. if you want to see just about every single facet of modern feminists destroyed with facts, check this out http://check-your-privilege... also in regards to "sexualization" of women, ill just leave this here http://imgur.com/sJigQ2o
That first link is cray cray. Loopy ol' gals. With that said, not every woman who claims to be a feminist actually is one. On another note, that woman drinking a cup of "male tears" made me laugh out loud.
None of that first link relates to gaming though. And your second link is just a statement of common sense.
Only if it's not the tumblrina definition of feminism.
Gamers have accepted feminism, in that 99.9% of gamers believe that women should (and by most gamers are) equally welcomed in the community. Just because a girl in a game is attractive does not make it sexist. Simply having a male lead character does not make the game sexist. Just because a male gamer disagrees with a feminist critic does not make them a misogynist. Yet we still don't see the gaming media understand these things, and then they wonder why there is backlash against them when they label gamers as sexist misogynist pigs. Fatty just resembles a pig; he's still a person... on a rascal.
Grow up and consider learning how to think for yourself Mrs journalist Most women don t embrace the brand of feminism you wrote about so why should the male gaming community.
another white knight, just what the world needs...
Fantastic journalism... The two 'examples' had nothing to do with feminism. The attacks at the transgender had nothing to do with them being a "female", and Zoe Quinn's attacks was because she slept with people to get good reviews, the exact same thing would have happened for any other favours that did the same thing (and do happen). And the so called 'boy club'? I'd say the majority of guys would gladly like females to play games with, not sure where that idea comes from.
Most gamers respect women / feminism. If not, why a lot of gamers love Fatal Frame, Clock Tower, Heavenly Sword, Dead or Alive, Parasite Eve, or games that have good female lead / characters? In real life our parents also teach us to respect other people with different gender, nationality, or race. So why we need to make a special treatment for feminism? Seriously, around the world there are people that starving or dying because of ebola virus. But here we are with gaming journalist only care about feminism :(
Whoever wrote this clearly has no idea what's going on with any of the events that have happened over the past few months. It looks like they just read one of Kotaku's hamfisted biased reports and said "WELL CLEARLY ITS THE GAMERS FAULT. I MEAN HOW COULD ONE QUESTION THE WELL WRITTEN AND UNBIASED OPINION OF ETHIC FOLLOWING JOURNALIST PATRICIA HERNANDEZ?"
What an arrogant, stupid article. I stopped being a feminist half-way through my economics degree and switched to being an anti-feminist, so the latter is certainly no less philosophically justifiable. Articles like this are prime examples of journalists who need to get off their high horses. It's not that all of feminism is bad, but in 2014, most of it is crazy extremist pedantry which has become quite toxic and very judgmental.
Nothing to do with growing up, it's about how smart a person is... If you can't think, growing up will not solve your problems..
Feminists need to grow up and get over it. I don't cry because there's never men in make up advertisements.
Feminism? Or Equal Oppurtinism? The latter is technically made up, but it's still far better than feminism. All feminism is nowadays is an excuse for women to victimize themselves, blame someone else for their problems, and then put all their pride and hope into a select group of individuals. Most of it is done through lying and attacking those who disagree with the ideology. A woman wants to be strong and independent? Then f*cking do it. Why do they need to cast their insecurities and issues on other people? Why do they need to attack something because it doesn't represent their own beliefs? Why does everything they do have to be publicized? This is 2014; not 1914. All the excuses women being cast as lower than men is bullshit, and we all know it.
Go out and try to embrace a feminist and see how that works out for you.
From the Article "Anita Sarkeesian was supposed to give a speech at Utah State University, but it ended up getting canceled due to credible threats toward her" I didn't have to go beyond the first paragraph to find a bald-faced lie. Anita is the one who refused to attend, even after the police decided these threats were not-credible, and posed no reasonable danger.
I think I read somewhere that the main issue she had was that you can carry guns in Utah at those events and her request for a gun check was denied. Fun issue in its own right...
Sounds more like making excuses to me. I'd love to know the source of these threats, since it's obvious that she's financially benefited every time they occur.
If feminism is the crap we have invading gaming right now, I'd rather embrace a pissed off mecha bear.
I agree, we absolutely must grow up, now or sometime in the future. But about the second one... Feminism these days has a lot of meanings. If by embracing feminism you mean not discriminating female players and their rights to play games, then I agree. But if you mean is listening, accepting, and/or supporting girls moaning about GTA5 and bayonetta, then NO.
I know it's easy to say "we" or "all gamers", but you're are painting the community with the broadest brush possible. It's fine if you want to say you need to grow up, but I'm not going to apologize for not apologizing for the things other people do.
I'm bored of these articles appearing every few hours.
journalists must grow up and embrace their corrupt ethics and should stop hiding behind minorities and feminists "notyourshield"
Meh. Feminists must grow up and accept that men and society in general doesn't owe them or women a ***-****-ed thing. They're not as special as they think they are.
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