Anonymous said: The femfreq videos are more so people like you can understand that there is such a thing as bad representation of women in media. Because for some reason, no matter how much evidence is presented you people still view it as this odd one-off event that doesn't happen.
I’m perfectly aware that there’s poor representation of women in mass media, including video games. David Cage and his paper tigresses would be a good example. Metroid: Other M reducing a bold bounty hunter to some jerk’s tool is another. I’m not blind to this stuff, and it makes me mad. But it makes me mad because I actually play video games to form opinions about them.
The thing is, those examples I just brought up take real character analysis, critical thinking, and experience of the works in question to understand. Feminist Frequency never puts in that much effort, which is why you don’t hear them talk about a game’s themes or character arcs - they just call out general tropes that may or may not actually be present, and make sure to use simple story devices’ most unpleasant nicknames.
Their videos use “examples” with visual shock value, context-free ones that don’t actually evince a bias against women on the part of the developers or the player. They then try to make the case that those attitudes are widespread among gamers. The videos aren’t just ‘raising awareness,’ either. They claim that the content of these games necessarily have serious real-world repercussions.
That’s nonsense, though. It’s the same line of thinking as when we were told that violent video games would make us hurt people, or Dungeons and Dragons would have us worshiping demons. A game is not real. If a game makes you feel something or think something or say something, then good, write about that, talk about it, make a video discussing it. But don’t look me in the eye and tell me it’s going to affect my behavior and be “problematic.”
I see that word thrown around a lot recently. “Problematic.” It strikes me as nothing more than a way of saying that an idea has made someone uncomfortable. While there’s no actual ethical objection that can be made, the person who’s cried “problematic” wants their feelings protected.
That’s not criticism. It’s moral crusading.
gunwildversuseverything replied to your post “Did Anita Sarkeesian ever talk about Beyond: Two Souls, or any David…”
No, because they see Ellen Paige as some kind of blameless lesbian superhero. In real life, of course, she’s just a talented actress who can be in good or bad things, but they’d never say a word against her.
Doesn’t matter what your opinion of Ellen Page or even Willem Dafoe is. It should matter that there are game creators like David Cage who are paid money to write Triple-A rape scenarios and keep creepy photo albums of their actresses and media doesn’t care.
If it were to be discussed by Feminist Frequency, they’d have to admit that the one notable time a video game has actually directly negatively affected a real woman’s life by taking her out of control of her sexuality, it was because the developer was a creepo who had a naked model of her built.
That would kind of undercut their thesis that the potential to hide a dead female NPC’s body in a Hitman game means you, the player, hate women. Using one specific example would mean they’d be expected to use more. Which they can’t, because they don’t have them.
Watching: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) S2E17 - “Newtralized”
Danny Trejo is the voice of the alien newt man! YEEEEAH!
Reading: Spider-Man 2099 #3 by David, Sliney & Fabela
This is some very technically-proficient comic-making, from layout to dialogue to pacing to art.
Hearing: How Did This Get Made #10 - “Mac & Me”
It sequel-baits, so you can never feel fully safe - what if they DO make a Mac & Me 2 somday?
Eating: Hamburger Helper
It’s like cooking, but easier.
Ginger, a family dog who we loved very much, passed away today. I will miss her and so will the rest of us who had the joy of having her in our lives. Please pray for my family and if you don’t pray love on your pets, because it hurts so much when they’re gone.
Love your dogs just a small fraction as much as they love you and they’ll have happier lives than any of us can imagine.
gunwildversuseverything said: Dude, you've gotta do something about these porn and erectile enhancement drug ads that keep showing up as your posts.
Please believe me when I say I’ve been trying. Tumblr support has been next to useless and I’ve already tried:
- Changing my password on tumblr
- Changing my e-mail password
- removing all extensions from chrome
- wiping my phone which has tumblr access…
I’m not enitrely sure where to go from here!
go to settings, post by email, and reset that randomized address.
Phrux, you’re a god damn life saver. I just hit that thing a dozen times now. I hope that was the issue. It was the only thing I hadn’t considered.
It should start working now I think.
Keeping this around in case it ever becomes important to know!