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Edit: Anita Sarkeesian is not helping with the development of Mirrors Edge; Rejoice!

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Not signing.

She may not be an artist, but an art critic doesn't have to be. Rallying to silence her is simply put, a juvenile, knee-jerk reaction that, in a broader context, only serves to silence a feminist perspective. In this case, trying to shoot the messenger does more to legitimize her concerns about the industry as it demonstratively showcases how the Male Defense Force responds to the mere possibility of a fairer portrayal of the genders in this artistic medium.

Get over it. Just as there is sexism and misogyny in every other entertainment medium in spite of feminist movements, these things that you find dear to the realm of video games will survive and thrive even if Anita's influence magnifies a hundred fold. Just sit back, see what happens, and critique the final product. That's what secured her role as a consultant anyhow. The development team clearly listens to its critics, so Mirror's Edge 2 may be a learning experience for gamer and developer alike.

There's no sense in becoming hysterical at this stage.



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DeadNotSleeping said:
Not signing.

She may not be an artist, but an art critic doesn't have to be. Rallying to silence her is simply put, a juvenile, knee-jerk reaction that, in a broader context, only serves to silence a feminist perspective. In this case, trying to shoot the messenger does more to legitimize her concerns about the industry as it demonstratively showcases how the Male Defense Force responds to the mere possibility of a fairer portrayal of the genders in this artistic medium.

Get over it. Just as there is sexism and misogyny in every other entertainment medium in spite of feminist movements, these things that you find dear to the realm of video games will survive and thrive even if Anita's influence magnifies a hundred fold. Just sit back, see what happens, and critique the final product. That's what secured her role as a consultant anyhow. The development team clearly listens to its critics, so Mirror's Edge 2 may be a learning experience for gamer and developer alike.

There's no sense in becoming hysterical at this stage.

Great post!



DeadNotSleeping said:
Not signing.

She may not be an artist, but an art critic doesn't have to be. Rallying to silence her is simply put, a juvenile, knee-jerk reaction that, in a broader context, only serves to silence a feminist perspective. In this case, trying to shoot the messenger does more to legitimize her concerns about the industry as it demonstratively showcases how the Male Defense Force responds to the mere possibility of a fairer portrayal of the genders in this artistic medium.

Get over it. Just as there is sexism and misogyny in every other entertainment medium in spite of feminist movements, these things that you find dear to the realm of video games will survive and thrive even if Anita's influence magnifies a hundred fold. Just sit back, see what happens, and critique the final product. That's what secured her role as a consultant anyhow. The development team clearly listens to its critics, so Mirror's Edge 2 may be a learning experience for gamer and developer alike.

There's no sense in becoming hysterical at this stage.

Wanted to her away from developing a game she's unqualified to do =/= silencing her. Her soapbox is unaffected by this PR stunt.



outlawauron said:
DeadNotSleeping said:
Not signing.

She may not be an artist, but an art critic doesn't have to be. Rallying to silence her is simply put, a juvenile, knee-jerk reaction that, in a broader context, only serves to silence a feminist perspective. In this case, trying to shoot the messenger does more to legitimize her concerns about the industry as it demonstratively showcases how the Male Defense Force responds to the mere possibility of a fairer portrayal of the genders in this artistic medium.

Get over it. Just as there is sexism and misogyny in every other entertainment medium in spite of feminist movements, these things that you find dear to the realm of video games will survive and thrive even if Anita's influence magnifies a hundred fold. Just sit back, see what happens, and critique the final product. That's what secured her role as a consultant anyhow. The development team clearly listens to its critics, so Mirror's Edge 2 may be a learning experience for gamer and developer alike.

There's no sense in becoming hysterical at this stage.

Wanted to her away from developing a game she's unqualified to do =/= silencing her. Her soapbox is unaffected by this PR stunt.

Do you know her qualifications?



fireburn95 said:
brighat said:
Some people take their hobby way too seriously.

I don't know who this woman is and don't care. She doesn't affect my life. She seemingly affects the lives of some for her actions for some reason.


Do you like games? Yes?

Then this probably will affect you one day, when the quality of games reduces because of her agenda to make games more inclusive to women.

1) Easier controls (apparently for women)
2) Forced female leads (even if it doesnt make sense in the story)
3) Females represented non-sexually (Yeah because there aren't any prostitutes in the real world, and some women actually like to dress nice)

Also, this specific petition affects women, since she claims to speaks for women when she makes decisions to make games easier, and invoke a female-specific response.

But it affects the quality of games we love, for all.

Do you really, honestly think games that are more inclusive to women are automatically of less quality?

1. I like to think easier controls are better than complicated controls, generally speaking.

2. I'm sure there are lots of developers who wanted to make games with female leads, but were forced to go with male leads instead because of the way things currently are.

3. Feminism doesn't mean women can't dress nice or look sexy.

This was probably my last post, regardless of how you might reply to that, so goodbye.



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19,200 supporters! Was 5000 when I checked yesterday



i'm actually voting with my wallet... if I see this parasite's name on the credits of mirror's edge 2 then I'm absolutely not purchasing the game.

It's as ridiculous as having Jack Thompson doing consulting work for Rockstar in the next GTA game...



oh god please no!!!!!!!!!!!!



outlawauron said:
DeadNotSleeping said:
Not signing.

She may not be an artist, but an art critic doesn't have to be. Rallying to silence her is simply put, a juvenile, knee-jerk reaction that, in a broader context, only serves to silence a feminist perspective. In this case, trying to shoot the messenger does more to legitimize her concerns about the industry as it demonstratively showcases how the Male Defense Force responds to the mere possibility of a fairer portrayal of the genders in this artistic medium.

Get over it. Just as there is sexism and misogyny in every other entertainment medium in spite of feminist movements, these things that you find dear to the realm of video games will survive and thrive even if Anita's influence magnifies a hundred fold. Just sit back, see what happens, and critique the final product. That's what secured her role as a consultant anyhow. The development team clearly listens to its critics, so Mirror's Edge 2 may be a learning experience for gamer and developer alike.

There's no sense in becoming hysterical at this stage.

Wanted to her away from developing a game she's unqualified to do =/= silencing her. Her soapbox is unaffected by this PR stunt.

Whats her role for her to be unqualified?



outlawauron said:
DeadNotSleeping said:
Not signing.

She may not be an artist, but an art critic doesn't have to be. Rallying to silence her is simply put, a juvenile, knee-jerk reaction that, in a broader context, only serves to silence a feminist perspective. In this case, trying to shoot the messenger does more to legitimize her concerns about the industry as it demonstratively showcases how the Male Defense Force responds to the mere possibility of a fairer portrayal of the genders in this artistic medium.

Get over it. Just as there is sexism and misogyny in every other entertainment medium in spite of feminist movements, these things that you find dear to the realm of video games will survive and thrive even if Anita's influence magnifies a hundred fold. Just sit back, see what happens, and critique the final product. That's what secured her role as a consultant anyhow. The development team clearly listens to its critics, so Mirror's Edge 2 may be a learning experience for gamer and developer alike.

There's no sense in becoming hysterical at this stage.

Wanted to her away from developing a game she's unqualified to do =/= silencing her. Her soapbox is unaffected by this PR stunt.


As a critic, she is qualified to be a consultant.  One doesn't have to be an artist to be an effective art critic.  Did you even read my post?