What're your thoughts in Anita Sarkeesian and Feminist Frequency? I know a lot of people on Tumblr love her but I've never seen you mention her is all.
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steveholtvstheuniverse:

mmn i never really mention her outside of some joke posts and “hey don’t harass her” posts not for fear of drama but just out of the simple fact that i don’t agree with a lot of the things she says/does.

like, okay the thing about anita is that there are actually A LOT of decent, well-founded criticisms about her and her videos that some people rallying for her really need to realize:

  • there’s the fact that she keeps asking for donations and money to fund femfreq when the kickstarter should have been WAY MORE than enough to get it going for a long while
  • and that would be understandable if she updated frequently, or concisely, or hell released anything other than one episode every other month (and that’s being generous) when she promised way more than that in the initial kickstarter
  • and i UNDERSTAND that these things take time. i understand she has a life. and i understand that in order to get your point across you need to do a lot of research which is why the slow rate of updates would be excusable if the videos were done well with thorough examination of said games and the attitudes of the era the games were even released in
  • this isn’t even touching on the fact that she seldom plays half of the games she mentions in her videos and this is super important since context REALLY matters in some of the situations she uses as examples

unfortunately there are a lot of people against her NOT because of the criticisms BUT because of the idea that the feminist propaganda is to censor all video games forever and bring communism or something.

it’s THOSE people who wind up harassing her, threatening her, and in general doing all sorts of awful things that actually wind up supporting her statements about the gaming community.

that’s not to say that i support these gross people, i don’t and i’m well aware of the constant harassment most women face online simply by being a woman on the internet.

like damn the one thing i can say about anita here is that i commend her for having the guts to do this type of thing because even tweeting something along the lines of “yo sometimes media has a lot of misogynistic undertones” can cause waves and waves of hate and threats coming your way and that’s just with a vague/broad opinion.

but it’s BECAUSE of those threats that we’re never really allowed to look at her or her videos critically without falling into the group of “anita haters” and being called anti-feminist.

and i guess in that is where we all sort of failed with this.

a lot of people support femfreq and anita not because her videos are great (they really aren’t) but rather they support the IDEA of what she’s doing and what they WISH the videos actually were.

anita has become the figurehead of feminism in gaming which wouldn’t be so bad if she were actually interested in gaming and took into mind all the valid criticisms against her. it’s our fault and the fault of her supporters for placing anita on this pedestal and allowing feminism to become this shield that makes her immune to criticisms.

it’s come to the point where you can’t necessarily disagree with some of her points in her videos since she uses such vague blanket gender statements that people will accuse you of disagreeing with the statement rather than the delivery or analysis of it.

i don’t hate anita, i support her base causes and statements but that’s about it really. i don’t agree with a good amount of the methods or arguments she uses to get them across and i don’t support some of her later statements about proper female characters.

and that’s perfectly alright. you can disagree with anyone about anything so long as you’re not a total dick about it and/or harass them.

but if anything it makes me wish we had MORE females trying to attempt what anita is doing so we can actually have proper comparisons and criticisms without placing one on a pedestal and calling it a day.

though i suppose this change will come in time hopefully.

thefineyoungcapitalists:

Zoe Quinn contacted us last night. For those people that have been trying to contact me since that exchange, I’m sorry for not getting back to you. We had to discuss many things internally at TFYC in the time between then and now.

Many people don’t understand how much I did not want to be…

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

captkylej:

themaskednegro:

bowiesnippleantennae:

whatarefrogs:

JonTron just linked this image as an example of how men are stereotyped and exploited in video games I’m literally laughing out loud holy shit

for anyone who still doesn’t get it notice the background please

Fun fact: topless slave girls are COLLECTIBLES in this game.

See, the problem is that the guys objectification is empowering. You’re empowered because you’re taking advantage of the other objectified people.

Not only are the mostly naked slave girls collectibles in this game, not only do they suggestively flirt with the player but they also sell up the idea that Conan is noble for breaking the chains of randomly placed, stripperific girls who don’t run away or have anywhere to run to.
There’s an image Games Radar posted from this game, that pretty much sums up everything that is wrong with claiming this game “objectifies men too”:

Not even the most desperate interpretation can argue she’s wearing the attire of a female power fantasy.
- wincenworks

bikiniarmorbattledamage:

captkylej:

themaskednegro:

bowiesnippleantennae:

whatarefrogs:

JonTron just linked this image as an example of how men are stereotyped and exploited in video games I’m literally laughing out loud holy shit

for anyone who still doesn’t get it notice the background please

Fun fact: topless slave girls are COLLECTIBLES in this game.

See, the problem is that the guys objectification is empowering. You’re empowered because you’re taking advantage of the other objectified people.

Not only are the mostly naked slave girls collectibles in this game, not only do they suggestively flirt with the player but they also sell up the idea that Conan is noble for breaking the chains of randomly placed, stripperific girls who don’t run away or have anywhere to run to.

There’s an image Games Radar posted from this game, that pretty much sums up everything that is wrong with claiming this game “objectifies men too”:

image

Not even the most desperate interpretation can argue she’s wearing the attire of a female power fantasy.

- wincenworks

spooksthebun:

pictured: neil cicierega just completely fucking killing it

ninjabrians:

YELLS LOUDLY BC ARIN

ninjabrians:

YELLS LOUDLY BC ARIN

One of the saddest and most hil- NO BITCH, the sad thing here is the fact that you're a stripper. If you want respect, maybe you should've graduated high school. 😂😂 when did stripping become a legitimate career?
Anonymous

choochoobear:

rats-in-the-walls:

deadinmagazines:

stripperina:

Awww, you tried so hard, but unfortunately I can’t hear you over the sound of my debt-free college degree and massive disposable income.

image

Oh snap

BOOOOM

The only thing sad I see in this whole post is some weak twit who isn’t brave enough to take responsibility for their words but instead attacks another adult anonymously for her choices because they don’t want to have to deal with repercussions for their words.

kevin feige: believe me, i'd like for black panther and captain marvel to get movies, really i would
kevin feige: but what can i do
kevin feige: i'm just the marvel studios president of production

auwa:

friendly reminder: owning up to, learning from, and apologizing for your mistakes can go a long way

tramampoline:

I really hope the “shit on JonTron” parade reaches every reach of creators I love.

tramampoline:

I really hope the “shit on JonTron” parade reaches every reach of creators I love.

overheal:

caprizantgrammarian:

BUT ARE JON AND ARIN STILL FRIENDS

dude they fucking hate each other

Arin, demonstrating how not to act like an asshole.

Holy shit.

This season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead had it’s share of problems, but man, that last episode…

Almost cried.

Music Meme!

"You can tell a lot about a person by what kind of music they listen to. Put your music on shuffle and write down the first 10 songs that come on. Tag 10 people you would also like to learn more about through their taste in music."

I was tagged by @arthenadoeslife!

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That Man - Caro Emerald

Tous Les Mêmes - Stromae

Cold War - Janelle Monae

The Winter Soldier - Henry Jackman

That’s Alright - Laura Mvula

Istanbul - They Might Be Giants

Chambermaid Swing - Parov Stelar

War Of The Universe - Luca Turilli

Silent Hill (Otherside) - Akira Yamaoka

The Chemical Worker’s Song - Great Big Sea

I suppose I’ll tag @janeaudron and…uh.

Well, shit.

Go go go, I suppose?

antinegationism:

Look guys! I’m censored!

Seriously though, this guy is kind of going OD.

Ok no he’s definitely going OD.

Pretty sure that guy is going to have a heart attack in like, 2 months, max. 

You saw like 1 SJ do that, how do you go from 1 to all?

Welp, that’s the end of that endeavor. You officially made this into a whoever vs SJ thing. That is precisely the thing to not make it into, and you did precisely that thing.

It was a pretty good try though. Good try. Maybe give it another go in a month or so, with less confirmation bias or political projection.  

Yes, that’s pretty much what this video was when I was watching it.

Like, he was almost making a point, but then it went off the deep end very quickly going into pure paranoid projection and going completely off the rails.

cailencrow:

brashblacknonbeliever:

petticoatruler:

coreydrake:

Girl Maces Dude For Being Rude (by RuthlessTelevison)

"Signed, sealed, delivered! "

There’s probably a conversation to be had here about white men and their belief that their needs and wants are more important than everyone else’s (in this particular case Black women) and white men not taking the anger of Black women seriously.

Bless this girl

Yeah, no.

Dude was being an impatient jack ass, sure, but she had absolutely no right to mace him. He wasn’t a threat, he clearly wasn’t in her space (if fact, she went into his space), and she wasn’t in any danger.

The title itself is just childish: “Girl Maces Dude For Being Rude”

YOU DON’T MACE SOMEONE FOR BEING “RUDE”, YOU MACE SOMEONE AS A MEANS OF SELF DEFENSE. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!

gamebuddy123:

thebancast:

Really cool homage skins for Zero Suit Samus in Smash Bros 4.

Pic of the day. Looking at the number of days we have left for development, it would be an impossible task to create this… That’s what I told my staff. But thanks to the determination of her female designer, these Zero Suit outfits got completed in time. From the ending of Metroid: Zero Mission, here’s Samus in shorts!

Grab some neat Smash Bros pins here!

How does this somehow look less revealing than the new Zero Suit

Because she isn’t wearing a fetishistic catsuit, which is what the Zero Suit has always been.

I like this a lot more, but MAN, does it make it even more apparent how broken her anatomy is in certain positions.

Still, cool alternate costumes!

Heels still look dumb though.