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“First, I’m pretty sure that tossing women in front of speeding trains was not something that was…”

August 31 Comments Off Category: Feed, Games, Tumblr

First, I’m pretty sure that tossing women in front of speeding trains was not something that was done in the normal course of everyday life at any time in human civilization, but hey, I’m not a historian of the 19th century American West, so maybe there’s something I’ve missed.

But more importantly, games like Red Dead Redemption and Assassin’s Creed and even Call of Duty are not history courses. They are not academic presentations of Life as it Once Was for educational purposes. I’m pretty sure that if you complete one of these games, you can’t then transfer your achievements-unlocked as college credits.

The Brutalization of Women in Video Games, and its Apologists.

“I think it’s fair to be called out on your shit […] I think that it’s a sad man…”

August 30 Comments Off Category: Feed, Games, Tumblr

“”I think it’s fair to be called out on your shit […] I think that it’s a sad man that can never be self-reflective. I think that we tried to go and carry ourselves with respect, and try to respect sexuality and respect gender as much as we can, and sometimes we fail but hopefully we’ll do better and continue to get better.””

Saints Row Writer Accepts Anita Sarkeesian’s Critique of His Games.

“Even before the Kickstarter fundraising finished she was subjected to death and rape threats….”

August 30 Comments Off Category: Feed, Games, Tumblr

Even before the Kickstarter fundraising finished she was subjected to death and rape threats. Someone made a game where players could beat her up, she was subjected to racial and sexist slurs, and she was labelled a liar and a con artist. Sarkeesian became a lightning rod for attacks from anyone pissed off at the concept of serious literary criticism of gaming, especially from a feminist perspective.

And, again, what Sarkeesian is doing is standard pop culture criticism, of the kind that films and books have been subjected to for decades

Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian: on passing off anti-feminist nonsense as critique.

Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist

August 28 Comments Off Category: Feed, Games, Tumblr

Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist:

Earlier this week, feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian posted the latest in a series of crowdfunded videos called Tropes vs. Women, devoted to aggregating and analyzing games that portray women as…

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