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True. “Does your husband like video games??!” Yes, but we play together, in fact I played before we got married, and see those super geeky things, I bought those for him, and look at those over there, those are mine. He got me those, because he knew i Wanted them. =)
Someone show up at my doorstep with pizza&video games
Best date! Although maybe a little creepy for a total stranger to show up, like how did you get my address?!!?
Yup yup. Me thinks many people don’t understand what ethics really mean.
Hey, Fangamer has this adorable “Gaming’s Feminist Illuminati” shirt, and $4 of every sale goes to Girls Make Games. I thought people here might be interested!
oh my goddddddddd I need it
The New York Times wants to hear from you!! Have you experienced sexism in the game industry??
Quick before the GG flood the site.
Thing I made today. So there.
What do you call yourself?
But you are a female driver when you get in a car, at least as far as the insurance is concerned. Female drivers are the butts of many a joke, but remember, ladies: we have the lower insurance rates.
I stick with the “be just a Gamer if you want and be a Girl Gamer if you want, too” attitude overall. If you identify as a girl and you identify as a gamer, and you want to smoosh ‘em together, go for it.
Personally, if I were going to be upset by “girl gamer”, I’d be upset by the fact that it’s “girl” and not “woman”. I’m 36 years old! I’m not a child anymore, Mom! YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!! *sob*
I identify as a gamer, and I’m happy with just identifying as a gamer. But I don’t like the idea of putting down someone who wants the sex/gender signifier on there, especially given how many guys seem to think that this is THEIR clubhouse and no girls are allowed unless they’re hot and willing to show their tits. >_<
For that matter, Extra Credits did a great thing on the title “gamer”, putting forth the notion that maybe defining ourselves by this one thing isn’t necessarily a great idea in the first place. I enjoy games, books, films, TV shows, etc. So am I a gamer-booker-filmer-TVer? Yeesh, that’s a mouthful (I usually fall back on “geek”). It’s an interesting idea to kick around.
Reblogging for excellent comment!! <3
I know this is pointless but I couldn’t help it.
Moreso: Bayonetta was designed by a woman who openly claims the design to be a power fantasy for how she wishes to be.
Love it when this shit backfires
And this why people are not fooled
I LOVE Bayonetta but let’s not pretend she wasn’t designed for the sexual pleasure of men at all because she was, and her designer admits it.
"Mari Shimazaki, Character Designer, Platinum Games: I’m familiar with the popular witch that you describe, the old lady with green skin and riding on a broomstick. But do gamers really want to see a witch like that? Probably not. They want to see a younger, fresher, beautiful witch, and that’s what we had in mind with her current design”
"Mari Shimazaki: I’m very happy with her, I had a lot of fun in the process of designing such a sexy character. I had lots of discussions with Kamiya-san regarding what he feels is sexy from a guy’s point of view, and what he’d want from the character. [laughs]”
Again, I love Bayonetta but these are just the facts.
You know I can kind of understand that people really like Bayonetta because it is a fun game, but I usually lose my patience when these same people won’t acknowledge that their favorite game has some flaws, and in trying to defend it they make these flimsy statements like:
"A woman designed the character, so its ok for her to show off her tits."
"The character is actually a representation of powerful female characters, so that is why the big boobs are ok.”
"Female characters are different not every character is going to be black/disabled/flat chested! That is why all these characters can have big boobs."
While these are obvious exaggerations shitty excuses don’t validate problematic characters. Media does not exist in a vacuum, some person came up with the design of Bayonetta and it is important to acknowledge the fan service that is somewhat inherent in her design.
This does not make the game any worst, but to some they just cannot tolerate this aspect of the character. And quite frankly I can’t either, I usually avoid any type of game that goes down this route and if it has to happen, it is something that will just dampen my enjoyment of it overall.
Don’t just ignore the above, it may not change your enjoyment of the game but it is something to keep in mind.
“but remember that it is both possible (and even necessary) to simultaneously enjoy media while also being critical of it’s more problematic or pernicious aspects.” - Feminist Frequency
Why does everyone forget this?