knowledge is power wrote: DiscreteElite_ wrote:
it seems as if feminists have financially elected Anita Sarkeesian by giving her $158,922 for her Kickstarter fund of $6,000. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/56 ... ideo-games
She cherry-picks video games to be sexist when they really aren't and she still gets overwhelming support.
Wow. The vilification of Anita Sarkeesian is highly disturbing since she is only highlighting what is pretty well known about the gaming industries unhealthy portrayal of women.
The fact that almost all female gamers are creeped out by the stereotypes of women in games is proof that it is wrong and needs to change. Thank goodness change is progressing, albeit slowly.
Maybe you should look at things objectively, or from a woman's point of view. Do you know what male privilege is?
Anita Sarkeesian is a person worthy of the highest contempt. She is illogical, a liar, and more; I even wonder if she takes everything she says seriously. I'll list some examples.
Everything is sexist (I can't show you the actual video since it's blocked in my country). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL2Zmye3BkY
She proves that she is a professional victim; she takes offense when none is given.
She has repeatedly claimed that video games have an impact on the real world, which is why she takes video game "sexism" seriously. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZPSrwedvsg
However, she doesn't provide evidence and also promotes belief similar to faith in religion. http://i2.wp.com/www.ruthlessreviews.co ... elieve.jpg
She also disables comments and ratings, which begs the question, does she support conversation about feminism that isn't in line with her own views?
She also states that "women being a naturally weaker gender" is a myth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6p5AZp7r_Q
This is factually incorrect. Women ARE
generally physically weaker. http://www.britannica.com/science/sexual-dimorphism
If you and/or she cannot handle reality, that's not my problem--facts are facts.
At 22:35, players are "supposed to get pleasure" from beating women up. If they are supposed to get pleasure, then the developers have done a poor job at sending that message; you lose points for beating those women up (which is shown in the footage). To show footage of you beating up people unnecessarily, losing points for it, then claiming that you're supposed to derive pleasure from it is dishonest; this is the reason that many, myself included, despise her--I don't despise people who disagree with me, I just have no patience for blatant dishonesty.
"The fact that almost all female gamers are creeped out by the stereotypes of women in games is proof that it is wrong and needs to change." You can't speak for all women, and the reason is thus: you have not provided proof that "almost all" female gamers are creeped out by stereotypes in video games.
Also, a person's opinion or offense taken is in no way indicative of how wrong it actually is. "The fact that almost all female gamers are creeped out by stereotypes of women in games is proof that it is wrong and needs to change." Here's a simple solution: if you're creeped out by the depiction of women in video games, make your own video games and/or just stop playing those games.
"Maybe you should look at things objectively, or from a woman's point of view." This statement is beyond ironic. You have claimed so much with no evidence; so I'm critiquing you objectively since you haven't provided proof.
As for "a woman's point of view," I don't care about women's "points of view" or personal anecdotes--it's not like I would care for the "points of view" of men, either--if they have points of view or other things that haven't been proven. Also, you shouldn't say "women" when you really mean "feminists." According to Gallup polls in 2001, only 25% of women polled called themselves feminists. http://www.gallup.com/poll/6715/feminis ... -name.aspx
You can't speak for all women if the majority of them don't agree with feminism.
"Do you know what male privilege is?" Please point some out to me and actually cite your sources if you believe that male privilege is present in western countries