supahbeefcakes

supahbeefcakes:

agreyknight:

supahbeefcakes:

agreyknight:

supahbeefcakes:

also confirming what I have dreaded to believe: the “women in games” community is absolutely goddamn frightful.

what could have been a valuable community within the mostly-male games industry has been confirmed time and time again to be this horrible snowballing sjw-buzzword-spewing black hole…

Hey, reasonable ladies who see through bullshit like this are welcome to take part in the gaming community any day of the week, in any capacity they choose. We do have inequality issues, and we need reasonable, intelligent women to help us solve them.

ugh, I know, I know. That’s the worst part…,why aren’t the reasonable, intelligent women showing up?

Why are we hanging back in apathy while we let clowns like Anita Sarkeesian run the show? Why do women in the industry feel this obligation to defend “one of their own” when the woman in question, like Zoe, is a pretty reprehensible person? Why do intelligent, level-headed women absolutely lose their shits over something as stupid and trivial as boobs in Dragon’s Crown - a shitstorm which was, by the way, started entirely by a MALE Kotaku “writer”? Where were the knowledgeable women in the industry when the AC:U thing broke loose, the ones who could play devils advocate and show how the industry thinks and why it makes the unfortunate choices that it does, instead of tweeting cutesy snide one-liners in the pointless #womenaretoohardtoanimate tag like a bunch of tumblr children? (news flash: sexism in the industry is insidious, it’s treated as a necessary evil at best, IT CANNOT BE PREACHED AT, IT NEEDS TO BE ENGAGED ON ITS OWN LEVEL IF WE WANT TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT)

so where are the women the industry SHOULD be listening to. They’re not showing up. God knows I’m not showing up. I don’t want to show up, when the discussion of gender in gaming has become a toxic battlefield. And frankly, I’m ashamed of myself. Ashamed of all the other women in games for being complacent in letting the Sarkeesians of the world fight our battle for us, and EXTREMELY ashamed of Anita and her ilk, the hair-triggered, vindictive, useless harpies that they are. Gugggghhhhh.

The best way to combat sexism in gaming I think, anyway, is something Sarkeesian and her ilk are incapable of. Creating games with strong female protagonists who can do everything their male counterparts can do and more. Nothing will change people’s minds about women like great games starring them.

I like your tag, by the way, you cheeky person you. ;)

Suckeesian can’t do jack shit but steal tvtropes essays, Lets Play video footage, and gullible people’s money. I really don’t know why the women who actually work in games haven’t tossed her out on her ass, but then i guess we go full circle and get sad about “WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD WOMEN GONE” all over again. fuuuuuuuuck

whatever man. this whole era of disappointing female role models in the industry will blow over, and in the meantime let’s just make and play cool games, many of which have cool women, praise the guys and gals who are doing it right and laugh at the dumb gender crusaders on both sides.

and eat Five Guys.

…they do wieners too yanno

That sounds pretty much perfect, if you ask me.

youngandactive
And then they analyze the fuck out of it like, “Oh this is obviously criticism of such and such, and it’s all about female empowerment and…” Blah blah blah fuckity blah. It’s a song about a girl with a big ass and how this dude likes big butts. That’s all it is. It’s not about female empowerment. It’s not about societal double standards. It’s about a girl who has a big butt, her sexual experiences, and how a dude doesn’t want to have sex with girls without big butts. Hardly revolutionary.

And then they analyze the fuck out of it like, “Oh this is obviously criticism of such and such, and it’s all about female empowerment and…” Blah blah blah fuckity blah. It’s a song about a girl with a big ass and how this dude likes big butts. That’s all it is. It’s not about female empowerment. It’s not about societal double standards. It’s about a girl who has a big butt, her sexual experiences, and how a dude doesn’t want to have sex with girls without big butts. Hardly revolutionary.

supahbeefcakes

supahbeefcakes:

agreyknight:

supahbeefcakes:

also confirming what I have dreaded to believe: the “women in games” community is absolutely goddamn frightful.

what could have been a valuable community within the mostly-male games industry has been confirmed time and time again to be this horrible snowballing sjw-buzzword-spewing black hole…

Hey, reasonable ladies who see through bullshit like this are welcome to take part in the gaming community any day of the week, in any capacity they choose. We do have inequality issues, and we need reasonable, intelligent women to help us solve them.

ugh, I know, I know. That’s the worst part…,why aren’t the reasonable, intelligent women showing up?

Why are we hanging back in apathy while we let clowns like Anita Sarkeesian run the show? Why do women in the industry feel this obligation to defend “one of their own” when the woman in question, like Zoe, is a pretty reprehensible person? Why do intelligent, level-headed women absolutely lose their shits over something as stupid and trivial as boobs in Dragon’s Crown - a shitstorm which was, by the way, started entirely by a MALE Kotaku “writer”? Where were the knowledgeable women in the industry when the AC:U thing broke loose, the ones who could play devils advocate and show how the industry thinks and why it makes the unfortunate choices that it does, instead of tweeting cutesy snide one-liners in the pointless #womenaretoohardtoanimate tag like a bunch of tumblr children? (news flash: sexism in the industry is insidious, it’s treated as a necessary evil at best, IT CANNOT BE PREACHED AT, IT NEEDS TO BE ENGAGED ON ITS OWN LEVEL IF WE WANT TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT)

so where are the women the industry SHOULD be listening to. They’re not showing up. God knows I’m not showing up. I don’t want to show up, when the discussion of gender in gaming has become a toxic battlefield. And frankly, I’m ashamed of myself. Ashamed of all the other women in games for being complacent in letting the Sarkeesians of the world fight our battle for us, and EXTREMELY ashamed of Anita and her ilk, the hair-triggered, vindictive, useless harpies that they are. Gugggghhhhh.

The best way to combat sexism in gaming I think, anyway, is something Sarkeesian and her ilk are incapable of. Creating games with strong female protagonists who can do everything their male counterparts can do and more. Nothing will change people’s minds about women like great games starring them.

I like your tag, by the way, you cheeky person you. ;)

supahbeefcakes

supahbeefcakes:

also confirming what I have dreaded to believe: the “women in games” community is absolutely goddamn frightful.

what could have been a valuable community within the mostly-male games industry has been confirmed time and time again to be this horrible snowballing sjw-buzzword-spewing black hole…

Hey, reasonable ladies who see through bullshit like this are welcome to take part in the gaming community any day of the week, in any capacity they choose. We do have inequality issues, and we need reasonable, intelligent women to help us solve them.

It’s not sexist to have preferences as to how your partner looks. It’s just you having a preference. Women can have physical traits they look for in a partner, men can have physical traits they look for in a partner. EVERY LIVING BEING CAPABLE OF CHOOSING A MATE CAN HAVE PREFERENCES AS TO WHAT THEIR PARTNER LOOKS LIKE. IT IS NOT SEXIST, IT IS JUST THEIR PREFERENCE. IT IS NOT THE RESULT OF AN EVIL PATRIARCHY, IT IS JUST THEIR FUCKING PREFERENCE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE UP TO THEIR STANDARDS, YOU JUST HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH HAVING STANDARDS.

To be honest, I want Tenzin to die. It provides a nice emotional hook, and it feels like a good character arc for him. He always wanted to bring the Air Nation back, and unlike Aang, who as the Avatar could never sacrifice himself for one group of people, his entire reason to exist was to do whatever necessary to resurrect the Air Nation. It would be a good ending for him, sacrificing himself for his dream.

I want to make it clear that I absolutely support the equality of women in all facets of society, and I recognize their sovereignty over their bodies, and their right to not feel harassed or otherwise unsafe in their environment. That said, that does not mean that I can’t be critical of the feminist movement, and it certainly does not mean that I have to support the feminist movement in everything it does. Frankly, there are certain things in the feminist movement I find utterly ridiculous, and I would never consider myself a feminist, but that does not mean I don’t believe in the equal treatment of women in society. Thank you.

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