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And What's Wrong With That? by MoeAlmighty And What's Wrong With That? by MoeAlmighty
This is just my Opinion on the Anita Sarkessian videos that caused every Jockhead to pop out of the woodwork.

I'm really ashamed to call myself a gamer when you have these Jackasses threatening to do everything in the S&M book to a woman who never played a game in her life and has an opinion on the video game industry. Way to make us all look good kids. I bet your mothers are proud.

while I do think there should be more strong female protagonists and some of these stereotypes should go away, I really don't think its going to happen anytime soon.
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WHY!!??!! Obviously its because its a male power fantasy that disempowers women. What? You want to know how? Of course its because... uuhhhhh... because.... the patriarchy damn it. Your sexist for even insulating as much as wanting to be the hero. I'll have you know there's not enough women in videogames. Of course that's ignoring a lot of games. damn it its just patriarchy O.K.

In all seriousness this is great. A simple question that Anita seems to not grasp or maybe she does grasp it and she's just being a total bitch. Anyway the kid looks cute, he's playing classic Mario and this deviation is a giant middle finger to Anita. Well, done sir WE applaud you.
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115spartan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014

I don't see the problem at all, I like strong females.


take master chief and cortana from halo, Cortana is Female A.I and 2nd main character in halo story.

with out her, master chief would be died if not for her.  at halo 4, her death make me sad that I cry inside.


i'm a Gamer and I respect women way they are. if they don't like games that's fine, I have nothing problem with that.

ZombieReaper Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont usually see the relevence of putting this out there, but i suppose i should start my comment by informing you guys that im a chick (and i could technically be counted as a gamer, but only because im married to a gigantic gaming dork, otherwise i'd have never been able to afford ALL THE GAMES.)
one of the very fist videogames i ever played was legend of zelda: ocarina of time, in middle school. (before then, i had played tony hawks pro skater and spyro: year of the dragon, and i dont think theyre entirely relevent here.) i was well aware that the main character was a dude and that i was a chick, but it didnt really matter to me. maybe im different, having been such an extreme tomboy at the time, but i found link to be just as easy to relate to as any strong female character, and in some cases, a lot more so.
and maybe that does say something about gender in videogames: i didnt feel that male characters were more dominating, i felt that they were more human. its the way ive felt for a long time about female characters in all manner of pop culture from the 90s and 2000s: even in "reality" females just didnt seem relatable to me, they felt like an entirely different species. my stepmother would tell me to be "more like a girl," and when i asked her what that was supposed to mean, she threw words at me like "make-up" and "dresses" and "dainty." i may be a weakling, but f*** me if i'll ever be "dainty."
i never wanted to be dainty; to me that was like not even bothering to live. dainty people didnt climb into treehouses or have big wheel races. they didnt let pillow fights escalate into nerf-gun-and-foam-sword-fights. and they certainly didnt bother with being the hero, and that was what mattered to me.
i appear to have run out of words to throw at you, but that was what occurred to me. take from it what you wish.
Anthro7 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*raises hand* I second this. Despite the pink avatar, I run around playing the action games with the boys for the adventure aspect. It's just as fun for me to play an action RPG and kill tons of monsters with a giant sword, save the girl, and win the day... as a guy character. If it were a girl character I were playing as, I think it would have been more like those PSP lite-novel quasi-dating games and less like the action-hero thing it really was.

Also, Mavericks for the win. *nods at dart gun fights* ;-j
ZombieReaper Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty much. granted, at the time at which i started playing OOT, i was completely unaware of the metroid series. i've yet to really delve into it (its next on my list), but, if i may: oh my gosh, a relatable, human female character who, instead of letting the hero save her, is the hero! how revolutionary! XD;
another thing i should add to my last rant, btw, is that daintiness, like heroism, shows itself in both genders. i rest my case.
MoeAlmighty Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Actually I really appreciate this and I thank you for sharing your personal story about this whole situation. Its really is comforting to hear from the perspective of a Gamer Girl.

Thank you:happybounce: 
ZombieReaper Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure ^^ ive been seeing a lot about this topic lately, so i figured i'd put forth my two-cents for once.
ZombieReaper Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, and i feel its worth mentioning that my stepmom stressed that i needed to be dainty in order to have a man in my life. im pretty sure my husband would never be able to deal with a "dainty girl."
ArcanePhotographer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Nice work man :)
Valeyard-Vince Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You just got to facepalm @ the logic there:

Anita: I think video game culture shows troublingly sexist trends.
Gamer: No it doesn't! And to prove it, I'm going to threaten you with rape and murder until you make me a sandwich!

*le sigh*
MoeAlmighty Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
yeah.... and these same yahoos wonder why people like Ms. Sarkessian raise these types of questions.
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