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sjwstupidity:

Okay but a lot of the shit she suggests is misogyny actually isn’t.  For example, “You’re able to kill these women in Hitman: Absolution and encouraged to drag their bodies around like playthings.”

  • You literally lose points and get a lower payout if you kill them.
  • They’re literally the only females in the game that you’re able to kill.
  • You can kill and drag around all the men in the game, which vastly outnumber those 2 females on that single level.
  • You can also steal the mens’ clothes and drag them around in nothing but their underpants.
  • Her suggestion that it promotes violence vs women in a game where violence vs men is the norm suggests that women’s lives are to be valued at a higher rate than men’s.  Isn’t this a patriarchal concept which led to women being denied entry into military service and other attitudes towards women as being lesser and weak?

And that’s just her analysis of one game, she has, what, 4 videos out?  There are so many more biased instances of her drawing shit out of context to cherry pick and insert “misogyny” where there is none.

I’m just going to address this little part of a large, incoherent, and very silly post (lol, yes, your high school english essay prompt is truly the height of critical analysis). Here is the rest, if you’re so inclined (and masochistic).

You’re going to attempt to dismiss my argument on her lack of critical analysis because I outlined shit a high schooler should know…what, because high school lessons don’t have real world applications or something?  You’re probably that one kid who asked why we have to learn fractions if we don’t plan on going into a math heavy profession.

Saying, “It’s OK, because the game penalizes you,” is both myopic and ignores the fact that Anita addresses that criticism in her very next breath. Namely: who cares. Sure, you lose points— but if the game doesn’t want you dragging provocatively-clad women around like dolls why is it an option?

No, it’s not myopic, it directly addresses her assertion that it encourages this behavior.  Allowing something in a game isn’t the same as encouraging something.  In Mario Kart I can continuously drive off the edge of the road and have Lakitu repeatedly grab me with his fishing line and put me back on the track until everyone else in the race has finished all their laps.  In The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind you can kill (probably) every single NPC in the game (at least nearly) so long as you become powerful enough.  The game does not encourage you to do this, however, because if you do so you will no longer be able to use shops or complete quests and you may as well start over.  Having something as a feature isn’t the same as encouraging any sort of behavior.  ”So what if it penalizes you.”  Well, if you don’t get a good score at the end of missions in the Hitman series, you get smaller payouts.  Smaller payouts means an inhibited ability to purchase better gear that will be needed on future missions.  Reusing the same small cache of weapons in more advanced missions further along therefore increases mission difficulty and just generally restricts gameplay overall.

So yeah, almost nobody who plays Hitman goes around indiscriminately killing people, much less those 2 women.

And are you seriously proposing that merely having the option to kill women is misogynist?  Women are delicate creatures whom should be protected from danger at all times, even if they’re fictionalized digital women?  Wow, you’re the misogynist!

The option to kill them is there because the setting provides that women would also exist in this fictional world, and they would reasonably be present in the night club setting the level takes place in.  You can kill them for the same reason you can kill any of the men who are not your target: because they can be witnesses who will ruin your mission if they see you, and it’s up to you to decide how to deal with potential witnesses.

Furthermore, it’s generally a disliked feature in video games to have characters that are immune to being hurt or killed by the player character.  The main reason a lot of people like Morrowind over Skyrim, despite that it’s close to 10 years older, is that you could kill anyone in Morrowind…the game didn’t protect you from the negative consequences of killing someone who would have a negative impact on the rest of the game.  It allowed you the personal freedom to make your own choices and forced you to deal with those choices once you made them.

Gamers like immersion, in the real world if you aim a gun and shoot at someone they don’t say “Hey! Stop that!”  They get wounded or die, and you have to deal with the consequences.  People want their fictional characters to have to deal with consequences too…so why wouldn’t you be able to kill women in a game where you can also kill men?

Or is your suggestion that those women shouldn’t have existed in the game at all…if anyone makes a game where you can murder people, that game should also have no women characters in it at all?  That’s so fucking ridiculous I won’t even entertain the thought any further.

Similarly, in a number of other games (GTA springs to mind) the “penalty” for brutalizing a virtual sex objects is the same “penalty” for other crimes, i.e. a fun police chase/violent rampage. Moving on.

Actually the police chase is only fun for the first 3 stars, after that the military gets called in and you die pretty fucking fast.  Unless you’re playing on easy, getting the heat for any crime is generally leads to the player wanting to lose that heat as fast as they can by outrunning the police ‘til their wanted level goes away, or finding a Pay n’ Spray.

Of course, you can go on violent rampages in the game, sure.  Some people don’t play for the story and actually play it as a survival match to see how long they can hold out with swarms and swarms of cops coming at you…so what?  Are you still suggesting that the problem in these games is that women can also be among those your player character kills?  Are you still suggesting that women characters be immune to damage or not exist in these games altogether?

Why do digital depictions of women need this special treatment?  Why are men both in real life and in fictional settings so disposable while women are so precious and delicate that even fictionalized depictions of their death must be banned?

And why are dead women in Hitman (dead women that you cannot undress, btw) sexualized while men aren’t?  Are you aware that homosexual/bi men can play these games and sexualize the men in their own mind (Hello, bisexual male here)?  Are you aware that females play those games and can easily sexualize male bodies in their minds?

Or is it because you’ve seen the video and know that these women happen to belong to the stripper profession, and because stripping is a sexualized profession it therefore should not be depicted in video games?  Because sexualized characters in video games, or characters in a sexual professional should not exist period in this medium?

I think you and Christian conservative parents have a lot in common.  Maybe you should go work for the Catholic church, for your shared Puritanical ideals.

If you are somehow unable to understand the difference between sexualized naked women and non-sexualized naked men, I fear you may be too far gone. Anyway.

Again, sexualization happens in your mind.  I can sexualize those naked men all I fucking want to.

What I find weird is that every criticism of this particular video focuses on Hitman. No one has ever addressed the looped “man murders prostituted woman while screaming misogynistic slurs” from Red Dead Redemption, or the “watch a woman get murdered by her abusive ex and then gun him down” option from Watch Dogs. Or the fact that you can literally buy a prostitute to try and save her life, only to have her be murdered anyway (Red Dead again). Or the fact that, in Assassin’s Creed, you can chase a man through the streets as he repeatedly murders (yet again) prostitutes. Or the fact that in God of War, you chain a bare-breasted woman to a giant wheel, while she pleads for her life, in order to continue through the level. Oh, and you can come back to look at her corpse and receive an achievement called “I didn’t do it… but I wish I did.”

I listed Hitman as a single example.  And I don’t know what misogynist slurs you’re talking about in Red Dead, I haven’t played the game…I just know the player can murder both men and women, as it’s basically a western version of GTA (made by the same studio).  In Watch_Dogs you’re encouraged to rescue women (the example Anita gives of there existing a human trafficking ring in Watch_Dogs ignores the fact that you’re there to liberate the victims from the criminal ring).  And in Assassin’s Creed, the objective is to save people from being murdered.  Complaining that it’s sexist to put a digital woman’s life in jeopardy for a mission in a video game when that game has you killing men left and right is in itself sexist as fuck.  The fact that you care more about women dying in games than men is more sexist than the examples you give of digital (not real) women being murdered.

And God of War is just a horribly violent and sadistic series overall.  Kratos murders men and women, gods and goddesses  But again, you only care when it’s women.

Also repeatedly complaining that it’s sexist because the women are sexualized ignores that sexualization happens inside your head.  The notion that we should stop prostitutes from existing in video games is nothing short of a demand of censorship.  But you can’t fathom why people are against Anita Sarkeesian when the public had a similar reaction when sexualized music was getting censored by the PMRC in the 80s.

Are those too blatantly misogynistic for you to brush off? Is that why you focus on Hitman? (Probably!)

No.  I focus on Hitman because it’s by far the most glaring bullshit and it stuck out in my mind…it doesn’t mean that other examples I didn’t go through in detail aren’t full of shit either.  Your entire argument is that men being murdered in video games is okay, but women shouldn’t be allowed to be digitally murdered because their lives are more valuable.  Or killing them should result in an instant game over and force you to reload or something.  Or that real life settings such as stripclubs should not exist in video games for some Puritanical bullshit reason.

Please stop, you’re a joke.  And you have the audacity to call my post silly.

That was the sickest burn I have seen in so long

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tuxedoandex:

feminismshmeminism:

the-hairy-heterophobe:

if anybody asks me why i hate men, i’m just gonna redirect them to this post.

it’s pretty fucking obvious that men only want to invest in breast cancer research to further degrade, objectify, and jerk off to body parts they already feel 100% entitled to. that’s what is at stake for them. 

what about the women whose “tatas” weren’t saved? how must they feel being surrounded by awareness ads that focus more on keeping women’s sexy-sexy-titties-to-continue-titillating-the-males than saving real life human beings and helping survivors? 

Save the tatas, also written as save the ta-tas, refers to both a non-profit breast cancer awareness foundation and a for-profit company founded in 2004 by Julia Fikse and currently has 12 employees. Their motto is that laughter heals. Founder Julia Fikse, attributes her idea to seeing people close to her die of breast cancer.

Julia Fiske.

Julia.

Ah yes, those terrible horrible men.

jesus fucking christ

it-goes-both-ways:

poison—pen:

notallfeminists:

marsmar-lord-of-mars:

Well surprise surprise Tom Preston’s retarded. Why you may ask? Well let’s break down his comic and artist’s description. first the comic itself. 

1. He knows nothing about how and why Vivian James was created

A group called The fine Young Capitalists (TFYC) hosted a charity (for lack of a better term) where women would pitch their ideas for video games, those ideas would be drawn out by concept artists, and then voted on. The winner’s game would be made and the funds would be donated to charity with 8% going to the girl who pitched the winning idea as royalties. 

Zoe Quinn (Yeah, we have to mention her again. Just think of her as the two bullets that started WWI) attempted to vilify the charity in a fit of persecution complex saying it was oppressive to have women give ideas for free. 

Not mentioning that was the extent of their contribution, ideas, not art or coding but being the ideas guy but I digress. She used her connections in gaming journalism to shame TFYC and major gaming journalists sites blindly followed her lead. 

When the Five Guys scandal started (this was before GamerGate was officially a thing), 4Chan’s /v/ caught on to this event when one of the “charity’s” prominent members wrote a comment on Reddit detailing what happened. You can read the comment here: http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/814/183/c06.png

The result is something magical. 4Chan has defeated feminists by being better feminists and thus ultimately discrediting feminists. They funded TFYC’s project and donated enough money that they were allowed to design a character that would appear in the winning game. 

Being smart, they designed a female character that would go against the feminist’s assumptions. Rather than a ditzy bimbo, they created just about the most average girl ever but still one that was easily recognizable: http://www.funnyjunk.com/vivian+james/funny-pictures/5269334

She was a girl. She was a gamer. But she wasn’t a gurl gamer. Her interests were video games. She hated video game journalists. Her shirt was green and purple representing 4chan’s color and she wore a 4 leaf clover on her headband to symbolize 4chan as well. Even her name was video game related. vivian James being a close approximation to vidya gaems, /v/’s terminology for video games. Save for the inevitable porn that was drawn of her later down the line, there was nothing inherently offensive about the character herself save for the people who made her. 

TFYC accepted the character and she became the face of GamerGate, a rebellion of the consumer against the corrupt devs, journalists, and social justice warriors corrupting the industry: http://cdn.themis-media.com/media/global/images/library/deriv/801/801073.jpg

Of course feminists were still mad even though there was nothing offensive about Vivian’s design. They attempted to slam 4chan as pedophiles but that failed to catch wind. They attempted to contact and shame TFYC for accepting money from 4chan, ironic because it was feminists who attempted to destroy the “charity” in the first place. 4Chan funded a project to get women in gaming. Feminists are so hell bent on being victims that they actively attempted to oppress women from getting into gaming. Is there any finer argument that feminism is obsolete in the first world? 

2. Take a look at Dobson’s depiction of her and then take a look at what 4Chan made: http://38.media.tumblr.com/0ba8ae1413ac3cf00a0bb47a7b87a444/tumblr_naqa31NRbj1tvej0ho1_1280.jpg

Dobson has made her shaplier, ditzier, wider eyed, and overall overly feminin. The very thing he criticizes artists hundreds of times better than he is of doing to women he did to a non-sexualized character for the purpose of making his side seem all the more valid. It was a deliberate choice on his part and he should be called out for such crude tactics. To put this in perspective, if 4chan had made a black character, Dobson would have drawn his lips bigger than the 4chan version. Apparently using stereotypical body types for women is only wrong if it’s not Dobson doing it. 

3. GamerGate isn’t sexist. 

In the very least, not in the way people are claiming it is. The members may not all live up to the standards set by First World Feminists and video game journalists but the movement is comprised of people from all walks of life. Outspoken feminists (including Christina Sommers, a Democrat labled as a conservative by journos) to Men Rights Activists. Various shades of philosophies about gender and gender identity can be found in the movement but the reason they all label it as sexist is because none of them subscribe to the extremists version that people like Tom Preston espouse. 

This is largely a problem with a lot of things. People and movements are unfairly labeled as sexist or racist because they wish to argue the point or don’t go all the way with what certain people think should happen. It’s even worse when it comes to history where the most progressive of people would still be vilified as racists or sexists for the crime of being born too early and subscribing to the views of the era. 

The point is when you hear something like a movement about video games being called sexist or misogynistic, take that with a grain of salt. Do your own research or the matter. Look at what they’re saying and maybe browse their forums and ask what it is that they’re against and why they might be called those things. Also look at who’s making the claim. How extreme are their views? dungeons and dragons was labeled as anti-Christian by radical Christians who see persecution everywhere. The film Drive was called anti-semetic…by a jewish man who sees anti semitism everywhere. 

People with extremist philosophies are going to see more persecution of their ideas than people who don’t. That’s just a fact of life so again, I encourage you to do your own research when people start throwing around accusations about these things. Especially when you wouldn’t be able to confirm it yourself upon a quick glance. 

4. Tom’s Joke was poorly worded. When I read “Occu-Lass Thrift, I immediately thought it was a pun on the Oculus Rift. A VR headset whose lead dev sold out to Facebook a few months ago. He really couldn’t figure out a better name to call her? Vivian Jame’s name works because it in of itself is a legitimate name but no one in their right mind would name their kid “Occu-Lass Thrift.” Again, Tom has no idea what Vivian James is and represents. If it weren’t for the girl’s comments, I think everyone would assume he was talking about the VR headset. Speaking of his comments. Let’s get right into that. 

Zoe Quinn’s jilted ex-boyfriend decided to post a rant about her online, accusing her of sleeping with journalists to get good praise on her free web game (accusations that were later found to be untrue). 

The Zoe Post (what Tom’s talking about) was written by Zoe Quinn’s ex boyfriend detailing her abusive and manipulative activities. The post in question left out a lot of information that was later found out by outside research but the gist is that she slept with journalists and game devs in order to promote her game Depression Quest. One of the people she slept with was her boss and another was the judge of an indie game contest that she contended. 

At this point it doesn’t even matter if they had their dicks in her at all. It was found that she has clear undeniable connections to these people and that they have promoted her and her game. This is a prime example of corruption in the video game industry where close ties kills objectivity and these journos report false information to the consumer in order to appease their friends and get more personal benefits from those they promote. 

 The #GamerGate movement was then started with the intention of pointing out issues with “gaming journalism ethics,” but thus far has only really been good at harassing women in the games industry and forcing them (and anyone who supports them) to leave.

Apparently no one has told Tom Preston about the campaign to e-mail the sponsors of these journos and get them to back out.

Nor has anyone told Tom Preston about #NotYourShield, a Twitter campaign encouraging people from all walks of life be it religious, gender based, race based, where you’re from, etc to come out and say they do not approve of these journalists and social justice warriors speaking on their behalf. 

And who would have thought that not one single person has mentioned GamerGate’s constant state of self regulation. You reading me type Zoe Quinn is the most you’ll get with that name because people in an attempt to separate themselves from her but still be able to comment on what’s important (her connections), have begun calling her “Literally Who.” In response to this Zoe has changed her Twitter name to Dr. Literally Who so it seems she’s loving the hate. 

Actually now that I think about it, I’m sure the critics Tom hasn’t blocked have relayed this info to him. I’m willing to bet he just deliberately ignored to so he can make history fit his ideals. Go back to the Ministry of Truth, Dobson. you’re a shit artist and a worse human being. 

When people started to question #GamerGate’s seemingly dubious motives, some 4-channers decided to make a “gamer girl” mascot called Vivian James to prove they weren’t sexist. 

See: Everything I have said previous to this and do refer to the links. The first two are screen caps going over exactly how and why vivian was made. Tom Preston is dead fucking wrong. Objectively wrong. If being wrong could hurt, Tom Preston would have died before he finished that sentence. 

After all… she’s a girl! Girls can’t be sexist, right? So if you’re wondering why there are so many icons of that girl on twitter or DA or whatever… that’s why.

Tom, I took this up with some psychologists and they have all declared you as a pathological liar. Short of the long. Vivian James is the face of the movement along with /V/’s board-tan (the simplistic angry looking bald guy you may see in GG images), real people like Milo, Internet Aristocrat (using his Youtube avatar), JonTron, Christina Sommers, etc. 

Sadly I have a feeling too many people will be coming here, arguing about #GamerGate’s true intentions, bemoaning “Not ALL GamerGate harassed women!” and completely ignoring my brilliant pun for the Occupy Wall Street girl. Bah.

Just do what you always do. block them like a little bitch. It can’t be that what you said was wrong. It can’t be that you’re deliberately misrepresenting the movement. It can’t be that you’re outing yourself once again as a white knight ass who knows absolutely nothing about what he’s talking about but somehow think his farts don’t stink. 

And fuck your little pun. Obviously people are going to ignore your shitty pun because that’s not what this comic is about you shit. Your entire description was about how sexist GG and vivian James are. Your first panel is a complete strawman of the movement. If I drew a picture of pig shitting on Muhammad followed by a second panel with a drawing of a chicken crossing the street, I’d have no right to say “and people are harping on my drawing of Muhammad and completely ignoring my brilliant why did the chicken cross the road joke. Bah.”

fuck you, Dobson. You’re objectively wrong. 

PS: Your girl looks worse than the one Reddit designed for TFYC! 

EDIT: Maybe he’s just mad that this isn’t how she’s usually depicted: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/237/4/c/five_hundred_plus_strawpolls_by_seigaseigas-d7wif0r.png

I went to the EDF and found that they thought the same thing about Dobson’s girl’s name. 

They accepted the challenge.

He’s not a smart man.

this reaction comic here breaks it down a bit easier.

plus the art work is a lot smoother crisper and better framed and presented the Dodson’s original comic.

tuxedoandex:

feminismshmeminism:

the-hairy-heterophobe:

if anybody asks me why i hate men, i’m just gonna redirect them to this post.

it’s pretty fucking obvious that men only want to invest in breast cancer research to further degrade, objectify, and jerk off to body parts they already feel 100% entitled to. that’s what is at stake for them. 

what about the women whose “tatas” weren’t saved? how must they feel being surrounded by awareness ads that focus more on keeping women’s sexy-sexy-titties-to-continue-titillating-the-males than saving real life human beings and helping survivors? 

Save the tatas, also written as save the ta-tas, refers to both a non-profit breast cancer awareness foundation and a for-profit company founded in 2004 by Julia Fikse and currently has 12 employees. Their motto is that laughter heals. Founder Julia Fikse, attributes her idea to seeing people close to her die of breast cancer.

Julia Fiske.

Julia.

Ah yes, those terrible horrible men.

jesus fucking christ

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

I saw on your twitter that you wrote "Men now guilty until proven innocent when accused of rape" and I think that perfectly sums up why you're a piece of human trash who should die by the side of the road and get devoured by insects. You think a man should have the right to be considered truthful when he denies a rape but a woman who accuses a man deserves no consideration of truth. I'd call you a monster but you're not nearly as interesting.

mr-cappadocia:

I was just accused of being a monster for adherence to the belief of innocence until proven guilty.

anti-feminism-pro-equality:

"While the majority of domestic violence victims are women, abuse of men happens far more often than you’d probably expect. Typically, men are physically stronger than women but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier to escape the violence or the relationship. An abused man faces a shortage of resources, skepticism from police, and major legal obstacles, especially when it comes to gaining custody of his children from an abusive mother. No matter your age, occupation, or sexual orientation, though, you can overcome these challenges and escape the abuse.

Abused men can also reach out to the following organizations for help:

Read more here: [X]

Oh and may it also be noted that Men are now the majority of domestic violence victims, according to the CDC. [x]

More info on Male Domestic Abuse Hotlines are here [x]

Learn about the signs of domestic abuse here [x]

Men Specific Domestic Abuse, not always physical [x]

I couldnt find any fundraisers for male victims of domestic abuse but I found plenty telling men they can stop it. If you know of anything people can donate to to help men, please put a link so others can help. Thank you.

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