Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian, had a successful Kickstarter campaign for something called Tropes Vs Women in Video Games. The point of this was to create teaching aid/educational videos about common tropes that are... less than progressive, regarding women. Gamer culture being what it is, of course there was a huge outcry of MRA-style pants shitting.
Then the video actually came out.
I finally got around to watching it. Well, watching them, because there
are two videos, now. And other than a few lame attempts at humor, I
really couldn't find anything to consider objectionable. The first two
videos are exploring the Damsel In Distress trope. The first video is
mostly dedicated to golden age games that use the trope. Bob Chipman AKA
MovieBob, AKA Game Overthinker, put it rather well: "That was it? That's what all the controversy was about?"
Enter YouTube skeptic (and apparently gamer) ThunderF00t and his Feminists Vs Facts response.
Three videos, so far and I couldn't make it beyond the three minute
mark of the first video for all the strawman mouth-shitting, pouring out
of someone who portrays himself as a critical thinker.
I think it's
time we had a conversation that "feminist" does NOT mean "bull-busting
bitch who wants to oppress men." It just doesn't. There may be some
radical feminists out there that are crazy she-beasts, in need of
putting down, along with all the other extremists, like any other
fundamentalist, but feminism ain't what they sold you, on TV.
years, I've avoided calling myself a feminist, for fear of all the
baggage that comes with that word, but after this, we who want to see
equality, need to own the word. Being a feminist isn't about what's
between your legs - about sex. It isn't about gender. It's about equal
rights. And that's a fight we should all be engaged in.
Also, fuck these dickless, MRA pansies.