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Femme Doms of Videogames: Bayonetta Doesn’t Care If She’s Not Your Kink

"Ultimately, I just don’t care what straight men think of Bayonetta. If she’s not your kink, that’s fine. Not everybody likes to be stepped on. But to dismiss her entire game as a product of 'male gaze' seems like an unkind oversimplification as to who might be doing the 'gazing'—let alone the identifying—and perhaps evidence that gaming desperately needs a new phrase to describe the complex interlocking of factors that occur when players identify with a character."

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thorstein1446d ago

ATTENTION MASS MEDIA: If you want to talk to a woman that understands gaming and feminism, please, PLEASE, speak with Maddy Myers (and perhaps the other 1000+ women involved in the industry.)

Stop focusing on one person.

Awesome article, well written, researched and argued. +1

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1446d ago

Is this...an actual article. I mean, there are references and facts in it too. Man...It's been so long since I've read something actually written well. Haven't seem this level of quality since peer reviewing essays in Uni.

3-4-51445d ago

Let's be honest here, Most of the negative comments about women in life come from other women judging them.

Ever been at a party around a group of women and another one walks in that they don't know ?

You know how MEAN women can be to each other?

I HOPE....I HOPE that isn't what this is.

The random women hating on the pretty video game character.

THAT ASIDE:

I think this women brings up some valid points and arguments and its well presented.

* I'd say 99% of gamers are ok with games like these.

I'm not ever going to play this game....It just doesn't interest me at all, no matter what the Main character looks like.

I'm glad it was allowed to be made though.