I get to start chemo soon from the sounds of it. :/ Doctor calls back next week.
Anita Sarkeesian, whose excellent Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is an important contribution to the discussion of gender and games, has been driven from her home by enraged male gamers whose stalking, and explicit, credible threats of sexual violence against her and her family convinced her to go into hiding.
In so doing, these men have ably demonstrated the point Sarkeesian sought to make all along: that gaming is riddled with misogynistic violence, and that this violence reflects a real-world misogyny rampant within the gaming world.
Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist [Adi Robertson/The Verge]
I feel like any arguments you could make against Anita’s videos are just…moot at this point. How can we even have critical debates and discussions about their subject matter when people think she is deserving of this sort of shit because she dare present the topic?
please populate all video games with characters that make nerd ass gamer dudes angry and uncomfortable
The last few weeks in videogame culture have seen a level of combativeness more marked and bitter than any beforehand.
First, a developer—a woman who makes games who has had so much piled on to her that I don’t want to perpetuate things by naming her—was the target of a harassment campaign that…
This is what people get for bitching about Ask Princess Molestia, those DWMers reap what they sow. I was saying for longest time that one outrage will always be replaced with an even worse one but nooooo people thought I was being unreasonable, HA jokes on them now. I bet those poor delusions sods for social justice crusaders thought they were well on their way towards cleaning up the fandom, oh boy are they sadly mistaken.
As of for the people who were complaining about the fandom and I kept on saying things could have been worse, well this is one of those instances. People on Tumblr never learn do they?
Edit: The ironic part is if you notice on the DVD it says “dear princess molestia” on the case, looks like people better start bitching about how that movie promotes rape culture now.
PS: Yes this is real
Our film in no way promotes rape culture.
^What the smart one said in one line.
I have some fancy news I’m hoping to post about Pixel-Vixens soon! Soon does not mean today or tomorrow… but I’ll say a photographer is involved, and someone I know, and my penis is not involved so you can all be disappointed now.
Bored with your usual Final Fantasy costumes? Good thing our newest Vixen, Kai Avaron, is bringing you some DLC action!
Everyone come welcome Kai to the ranks of Vixens in the new set, “Outfit Change”, live today on Pixel-Vixens.com!
Like a bad girl should 😈😈