The situation is just intolerable.
There have been a lot of really insightful write-ups recently. A broader perspective—and I almost cringe to say—catch-all by Molly Crabapple left me gasping for breath. This write up, by Elizabeth Sampat giving her thoughts on an industry that’s very dear to me, delivered the final blow and left me in tears.
It’s really rare that I create from a place of grief. It’s just not how I operate. But it’s largely what I have openly felt for the last few days, and reflecting on it, it’s been there for far longer.
This quote from Elizabeth’s piece— “We should have a war memorial for all of the women we have lost to this. We should lay flowers and grieve and see our reflections in stone.”— struck a very literal chord in me.
So yeah, here it is. A place just for me where I can light a candle and remember all of the wonderful people I probably will never get the chance to meet. Folks that have been driven away by these horrible fucks that have the audacity to think they know what gaming and community is about.
I have never, in my life, been ashamed to call myself a gamer. Until now. These misogynist little shitbags are a disgrace to our community.
All of us who care about gaming need to step up and save our community, while there is still something about it that’s worth saving.
Oh you POOR men who have to FREAK OUT when you SEE tampons. It’s not like you have to SHOVE THEM up your HOO HA or anything.
Yes, by all means ladies, hide your feminine products from your men. Let’s not have them freaking out over normal bodily functions of adult women.
Men who are too weak to handle the sight of feminine products are too weak to be relevant.
It’s just a pad calm the fuck down…wish someone would reblog the Jensen Ackles tampon gif.
To Anita Sarkeesian:
I watched several of your videos on women in gaming today and was blown away by how amazing they were. I was somewhat unaware of your work and after seeing kotaku post about you I decided to look up what you had made. And I sure was impressed. It’s awesome to see someone present scholarly critique on what the gaming community has taken for granted( i.e. their depictions of women). Especially content in such an easily consumable form. Keep up the awesome work and I look forward to watching more of your content!
You mentioned in one of your videos that games could be a format to explore the depth of human sex and sexuality in a positive light and was wondering if you can think of any games which have already done this?
I was hoping to send this in a fan mail but your site has fan mail disabled,I’m sure for good reason :( , so I’m simply tagging your blog in the hope you might somehow find this. Anyway awesome job from one feminist gamer to another :D
The IdiotsageAnd to all my friends reading this check out her work!