- Feb 9, 2010
You know, when someone points out an obvious sexist issue and then is met with attacks of actual sexism "just because" you do realize that there is a problem there, right? Gaming hasn't grown up at all and sexism against women is extraordinarily prevalent. This is not a fantasy, it's a fact.The_Scrivener said:http://femfreq.tumblr.com/post/52673540142/twitter-vs-female-protagonists-in-video-games
She can pretty much film herself juggling fruit in her basement and as long as the title of her video touches on how much sexism there is in the culture, then she has a legitimate point. I don't want to imply that criticism of her points/videos is invalid or unwelcome on all accounts, but breaking down her style of delivery sort of strikes me as imprudent and short-sighted, like trying to find grammatical errors in Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech."
Had anyone else pointed out her same point, no one would've batted an eye. But because she's one of those "evil feminists" suddenly she's being hit with tons and tons of real life sexism and hate speech.
I know people don't like Anita, but the way people react around her anytime she so much as twitches a finger is hilariously stupid. Grow up and realize that YES, there are problems in the games industry and with a lot of gamers. It's OK to admit it. No one is gonna take your previous games away from you. You can still like something while admitting there's a problem. These things can co-exist. We don't need these sexist knee-jerk reactions every time she points out the painfully obvious.