Shit talking has always been going in in video gaming. Y’all need to quit acting like some random douchebag making a sandwich joke is equal to murder. You shrug it off, respawn, and kick his ass. You need to stop equating someone quitting the industry as a tragic loss of life. I don’t think I’ve…
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
On Aug 28th at 12:00 PM Vice Magazine published an article on Vivian James. A link is unnecessary as it would only encourage traffic but the message…
Make it rain
What is the paper with numbers on it. I do not comprehend.
An open letter to YouTube Gaming Personalities
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Anybody else remember this episode? In it, a female villain called Femme Fatale is stealing millions of dollars in Susan B. Anthony coins. Naturally, the Powerpuff Girls go to stop her. She then convinces them that men are all horrible because female superheroes aren’t as well known as male superheroes, even asking Blossom to name some to where her only answer is Wonder Woman.
They start acting bitter, refusing to do chores when the Professor asks and even telling the Mayor to save the town himself. Ms. Bellum and Ms. Keane talk to the girls and basically explain that being mean to guys won’t do anything and that isn’t the kind of message feminists should put out.
They proceed to beat up Femme Fatale while giving her a history lesson about Susan B. Anthony, the story where she voted and was found guilty because women couldn’t vote back then, but when the judge wanted to let her off easily because she was a woman, she forced them to take her to jail. The girls handle her and the lesson is that misandry will not stop misogny and we all should just respect each other.
And it fell on Tumblr’s deaf ears.
Nope, tumblrinas and Anita are outraged by this episode
"STOP MAKING ANIMATED CHARACTERS THAT BEHAVE LIKE US !!!!! STRAW FEMINISTS! STRAW FEMINISTS!!!! THESE PEOPLE LITERALLY DO NOT EXIST!"
Female game designer: Was Anita looking out for me when she erased my existence as well as pretty much every woman involved by the industry because it contradicted her narrative and got in the way of her presenting herself as a pioneer liberating the game industry, and came up with ways to demonise and ignore the games and characters I helped create because they again, contradicted her narrative?
Female artist: Was Anita looking out for me when she stole my art work and ignored my requests to negotiate, even though she had a quarter of a million but somehow felt she was unable to commission artists to create work for her?
Female donator: Was Anita looking out for me when she took my money and did nothing but hoard it for herself, and didn’t deliver on a single one of her promises?
Female Gamer: Was Anita looking out for me when she stole my let’s play footage and presented herself as a living justification for every negative stereotype about female gamers?
Over a decade of pokemon existence, and not once did I think about why why exactly they were weak to those types.
apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad f**k” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.
She grew up wonderful. -w-
So some people are asking us about JonTron. And I’ve actually never met JonTron but I caught some of what he said on the podcast and on his twitter. So I’m going to explain things in context.
You’ll find that I always side on the side of free speech, because I think woman’s right are important but human rights are more important, and why we did this project was not to tell men what they should do, but to show what women can do. So our project is more about telling different stories them policing the ones that are told.
So the first issue you have to understand is that Men and Women perceive each others bodies differently but surprisingly they actually perceive women’s bodies very similarly. Women and Men look at women’s bodies far more similarly than when they look at men’s. Women are better able to tell what is erotic on their own body then men, and that’s a big shift. For the women watching, men don’t know that majority of women don’t want pictures of their dick. If you read a Billion Dirty thoughts there is evidence to show that men even straight men are more interested in seeing errect penis’s then woman.
So to explain why this is important.
So Sarah J. Gervais and she did this study
My Eyes Are Up Here: The Nature of the Objectifying Gaze Toward Women, and it showed that both men and women were more likely to perceive woman with more hour glass bodies as both attractive and to have good personality traits if judge entirely on their looks. Men would look longer but come to the same idea.
She seems to be a bit political in her work, you don’t published a book titled Objectification and (De)Humanization so a reader, I would strongly suggest you actually look at her work but it seem to be fairly well done.
And this is supported in advertising studies as well. So Norway, EyeTrackShop developed software to determine what people would look at first at a glance in an advertisement
And they came up with different information that showed that Men actually look at woman’s face first, and then their breasts while woman do it in the opposite order. Men tended to look at woman’s face more, and then woman but both overall looked the torso for the same amount of time with woman more focused on a woman stomach.
So why is this important. We usually referenced Naomi Wolf, here, and her concept is that women are willing to sacrifice a lot to maintain being perceived as beautiful. And the reason is both other and themselves feel it gives them power. So if you are at a job and you want people to do what you say, both the woman and men are more likely to follow a beautiful woman. Naomi Wolf cover this in the beauty myth. But what’s important to understand from her research is it’s clear, that woman will sacrifice being good at their job to look more beautiful. Naomi Wolf refers to this as the Iron Maiden and you can read the Beauty Myth to learn more. So a woman might say spend money on plastic surgery, and have to take 2 month off work to recover, to make her boob higher. This isn’t like ditzy woman ether, Naomi Wolf showed that even woman in really powerful positions would still have this idea and sacrifice.
So on Annita’s point, we really don’t know 100% what her point is because of the way she presents her material. Like it seem to me from a feminist who likes making games she is saying that using woman as background object, that have been brutalized and sexualized invokes an negative emotional reaction in the viewer. And I don’t argue with that. It seems to be a excellent way to invoke an emotional reaction in both gender. If she’s saying it’s overused, I would also agree. If she’s telling people to come up with new stories. Yes come up with new stories, make the world more interesting.
But if she’s pairing women versus men, then clearly, both feminist and advertising research shows that both women and men perceive this very similarly. They both see the combination of sex and violence as invoking emotion. And it’s clear as 50 Shades Grey is coming to theatre for no good reason that both genders show an interest sort of eroticization. Even when the woman are the subject of violence. And as a man that confuses me, but it’s clear from the book “A Billion Wicked Thoughts” that both men and women have interest in this type of aesthetic. So it’s not so much of a male gaze issue and wish she’s stop saying that.
And I honestly don’t think, that the games are telling people this kind of violence is a good thing. Because outside the context of that scene she showed, the player is more than likely going to kill the person that is causing the violence to the woman often graphically with his own hand. And there is no better way to teach the consequence of the action then for the player to actually kill the person or to be penalized for their action if they engage in violence in the game.
So I honestly don’t know her exact point. If people want me to discuss the point I will. I just I get confused and I feel JonTron is justified in his confusion.
It sucks that Anita Sarkeesian is more influential than any of these women in the game industry.
Not sure if they got it already, but Amy Hennig or Roberta Williams would’ve be WAAY more qualified for the Ambassador Award.