The Orange Feather

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jessicalprice:

vixyish:

yondamoegi:

dreamsofjade:

hoganddice:

captkylej:

themaskednegro:

bowiesnippleantennae:

whatarefrogs:

JonTron just linked this image as an example of how men are stereotyped and exploited in video games I’m literally laughing out loud holy shit

for anyone who still doesn’t get it notice the background please

Fun fact: topless slave girls are COLLECTIBLES in this game.

See, the problem is that the guys objectification is empowering. You’re empowered because you’re taking advantage of the other objectified people.

Also, can my followers who like guys please comment on whether or not they find this guy sexually attractive?

nah, too much muscle. Muscle is hard… I want something soft to rest my head on! :P the only guy that i’ve ever been attracted to who has looked like this is Jason Momoa. 

I personally like muscles. I adore them. They fascinate me.
But this Conan doesn’t look sexually attractive. He looks like he’s gonna kill me - he’s intimidating and forceful. I’d better stay away from him.
If he looked like this
I’d say “Well, hello sexy.”
Objectification and sexualization don’t really depend on character’s looks, even if they use it to objectificate and sexualize. They depend on character’s purpose and agency.
A girl character can run around with her titties exposed but still could be not sexualized.

Just my 2 cents

ALL OF THIS.

Looks like it’s time for cynixy's guide to video game false equivalence again! 
http://www.annamegill.com/blog/2013/12/10/a-brief-guide-to-video-game-character-sexualization

jessicalprice:

vixyish:

yondamoegi:

dreamsofjade:

hoganddice:

captkylej:

themaskednegro:

bowiesnippleantennae:

whatarefrogs:

JonTron just linked this image as an example of how men are stereotyped and exploited in video games I’m literally laughing out loud holy shit

for anyone who still doesn’t get it notice the background please

Fun fact: topless slave girls are COLLECTIBLES in this game.

See, the problem is that the guys objectification is empowering. You’re empowered because you’re taking advantage of the other objectified people.

Also, can my followers who like guys please comment on whether or not they find this guy sexually attractive?

nah, too much muscle. Muscle is hard… I want something soft to rest my head on! :P the only guy that i’ve ever been attracted to who has looked like this is Jason Momoa. 

I personally like muscles. I adore them. They fascinate me.

But this Conan doesn’t look sexually attractive. He looks like he’s gonna kill me - he’s intimidating and forceful. I’d better stay away from him.

If he looked like this

I’d say “Well, hello sexy.”

Objectification and sexualization don’t really depend on character’s looks, even if they use it to objectificate and sexualize. They depend on character’s purpose and agency.

A girl character can run around with her titties exposed but still could be not sexualized.

Just my 2 cents

ALL OF THIS.

Looks like it’s time for cynixy's guide to video game false equivalence again! 

http://www.annamegill.com/blog/2013/12/10/a-brief-guide-to-video-game-character-sexualization

(via wesschneider)

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The End of Gamers

rhube:

kierongillen:

dangolding:

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 really strong.

OK, I am getting super annoyed with men talking about this framing the discussion as being in a history where women only recently started playing games or contributing to the industry.

WOMEN HAVE ALWAYS GAMED. THE FIRST COMPUTER PROGRAMMER WAS A WOMAN. GET THIS THROUGH YOUR SKULL.

It’s like figures forcing you to concede that adult women make up roughly half of gamers have just made you move it back ‘Oh, well, they didn’t used to’ or ‘They only used to play girly games/casual games’. STOP. NO. I KNOW YOU THINK YOU’RE HELPING, BUT YOU’RE NOT.

We have always been here and we have always experienced shitty levels of sexism and exclusion when we have tried to do so.

The difference is that the Intenert has made the fact that we game and talk about gaming and critique gaming and write games impossible to ignore. That is why the backlash has become so vicious. Erasure by simply acting as though we aren’t there isn’t possible anymore, so the tactics have become more direct.

Look, guys, I appreciate that you care and that you want to show your outrage (and pat each other on the back for being so powerfully outraged) but you really need to be aware of how you can still be and are perpetuating the culture that begets this.

Stop painting us as new. Stop painting us as taking someone else’s toys.  Stop pretending that the sexism of the ‘old days’ was OK, because only boys played. No. Girls played. Women played. Women have always played. The sexism was there not as some kind of natural consequence of only supplying to boys, but as a consequence of the massively sexist culture in which we still exist and in which you partake.

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The End of Gamers

dangolding:

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…

Let’s hope.

Filed under videogames gamers essay feminism

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jessicalprice:

amazonchique:

lgbtlaughs:

mrdappersden:

Buy all of these people’s products to make shitbabies mad.

go buy these games/support these devs and further the evil social justice warrior crusade against helpless straight cis white normal guy matyrs jontron et al

Looks like I found my Christmas list!

HEY WHY ARE WE NOT ON THIS LIST?

After actually being momentarily implicated in this whole shitstorm, I’m a little disappointed I’m not here either. 

jessicalprice:

amazonchique:

lgbtlaughs:

mrdappersden:

Buy all of these people’s products to make shitbabies mad.

go buy these games/support these devs and further the evil social justice warrior crusade against helpless straight cis white normal guy matyrs jontron et al

Looks like I found my Christmas list!

HEY WHY ARE WE NOT ON THIS LIST?

After actually being momentarily implicated in this whole shitstorm, I’m a little disappointed I’m not here either. 

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male game designer:
hey maybe we should treat women like people
male gamer:
how could you say these things... i trusted you... i have lost a hero on this day

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A tale of two cons: What Worldcon and Nine Worlds can teach us about fandom's generation gap.

(Source: hellotailor, via galacticdrift)

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femfreq:

Brand new episode of Tropes vs Women is online! Please heed the content warning on this video. It contains some especially triggering scenes of sexual violence.