- Sep 1, 2011
I think you miss the real point (although I think Anita does as well). It's not specifically that the video games industry is sexist. It's that the attitude toward women is very prevalent in the world. It unfortunetly has been a slow process in changing the views of the average person. When you stop and think about it, it hasn't even been 100 years that women have been allowed to vote in most western countries (I won't even go into how women are treated in non western countries).Tenmar said:I'm sorry John but we both know you are being dishonest here when your opinion becomes "you are proving her point". We both know this is a kneejerk reaction response just like a good deal of the other crap we have seen that actually doesn't offer anything to the discussion.
Also it ignores that her argument that if the video game industry really is sexist then it should be based on the games created in the video game industry, not a solo project on newgrounds.
Which is also ironic considering that on the news reel we have a plea for women to be outright violated, maimed and killed in cold blood by xenomorphs(not exactly the biggest alien fan, saw Aliens when I was young and GTFO). So while one side we have women and a petition to be exactly part of the violence of video games but on the other side we can't tolerate the poorest form of insulting that involves a women being "beaten" up in a flash game. This is an outright double standard.
Also finally one main criticism and outrage here forgoes the logical conclusion of Anita's argument. That if the video game industry in all sectors is really sexist. Then the people working in the video game industry are themselves sexist or have people who are sexist that are making critical decisions when it comes to the publishing of articles to the development of video games.
Take any of the games she claims is to be sexist such as Bastion, Gravity Rush, Assassins Creed, Bayonetta and the like then there needs to be accountability to root out these sexist employees. Does this mean Shigeru Miyamoto is sexist for creating Zelda and Princess Peach/Toadstool who were made into the damsel in distress stereotype? Or how about Sega or Platinum Games cause according to Anita that playing that game makes men want to molest women. Which designer and artists are sexist there? Cause you certainly can't have products that are sexist without sexist people in charge.
Also consider these videos and article when it comes to the whole point of video games and the lack of research Anita actually does in her work.
One more point John, with all due respect this is a crap news story cause all it does is easy outrage and doesn't actually offer the coherent dissent from people who think that Anita is either unqualified to do this project or so incredibly biased. I wanna see some actual journalism here giving the big picture offering actual context. I don't like seeing tabloid crap that does nothing but spark pointless outrage without actual thought or discussion.
The positive to take away from Anita's video's is that it highlights that we can't except that sexism doesn't exist (or any other for of discrimination for that matter). It takes constant vigilance to make sure everyone is treated equally.
A much better movie to watch is called Miss representation. Which focus's on the media as a whole. The creater of the movie asks herself does she want her daughter to grow up in this world. I asked myself the same question (Hypothetically if I have a daughter)and my answer was no.
I challange anyone here who doesn't think sexism exists to watch this movie. It also points out the probelm that men have growing up which leads to the problems in sexism.