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Isn't this the same woman who basically called rescuing the princess in games like Mario and Zelda a form of misogyny?

She should rename her YouTube video series "The Vagina Monologues", because all she does is talk with it.



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reggin_bolas said:

She's a product of a society infected with political correctness and other leftist propaganda. This is a result of Hitler losing the war whereby a general force of leftism and socialism burgeoned in its aftermath in these so called "democratic" states.



Teeqoz said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:


I understand that. If she could get through to Neil Druckman though, don't you think some positivity could be gained from her crusde?


I don't know. I haven't played TLOU, and I don't care if Anita Sarkeesian is a part of ME2s dev team, unless she says crap like "the controls are too complicated for women".


I Its a good game, you should check it out when you have time. Regardless , if she says that she's only holding women down. Thats kind of anti-feminist.



S.T.A.G.E. said:
Teeqoz said:


I don't know. I haven't played TLOU, and I don't care if Anita Sarkeesian is a part of ME2s dev team, unless she says crap like "the controls are too complicated for women".


I Its a good game, you should check it out when you have time. Regardless , if she says that she's only holding women down. Thats kind of anti-feminist.

Again, she never said that. Maybe you'd like to watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah8mhDW6Shs&feature=youtu.be&t=6m15s

sorry, no idea how to embed :)



S.T.A.G.E. said:

I am pretty pumped that she's helping with Mirrors Edge to make the female protagonist as badass as possible. I am also a feminist (but foremost egilitarian) and even though I don't always agree with her words, she does bring up good points. When she won the Embassador Award at the Game Developers Choice award, Neil Druckman (who who introduced her) spoke about her influence on the character of Ellie in the Last of Us. In my honest opinion, Ellie is the most empowered female character ever created and has so much to learn in her story growth about survival. If she had an influence on that character, I really wouldnt mind her influencing the female protagonist in Mirrors Edge. I understand that she bites when she talks about subjects, but someone has to do it. If not her, then who?


Some gamers just like making us look like a bunch of immature chauvanists.



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Some of the stuff I've heard her say I found very concerning. It seems like she wants to basically censor games and remove any female characters she doesn't like, which includes most female characters from Japanese games. Fortunatrly I have no interest in Mirror's Edge, so if she screws up the main character it won't have any effect on me.



PwerlvlAmy said:


which makes her a nut job lol

she only wants people to view things from her perspective and what she wants you to hear and doesnt want you to talk back or disagree with her

 

Its a one way street with her


Yes, she does need to make room for other opinions in her opinion pieces. I don't like seeing that she looks for the worst of her commentors responses and waves it around. I would love to see a youtube debate between her and one of her critics. Outside of that, with some of the money that she's made from her backers that she created a forum. She does need to make room for a multitude of voices.



Wasn't there a petition to stop her working with them, she's a scam artist I only wish I thought of it earlier, although she does have some points she clearly is not backing them up with the right material and calling samus and Zelda lame not cool



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NightDragon83 said:
Isn't this the same woman who basically called rescuing the princess in games like Mario and Zelda a form of misogyny?

She should rename her YouTube video series "The Vagina Monologues", because all she does is talk with it.


Yeah, she did have hang ups about Princess Peach never being able to fend for herself. She was not happy with the trope even in todays world. The problem that I don't think she understands is that the intention is not to promote sexism...and has absolutely nothing to do with misoginy. It has everything to do with old world, fairtyle tropes no different from what Disney employed and Nintendo tends to follow a similar world with their development.



I don't always agree with her, but I'm fine with her. I was actually looking forward to her helping with Mirrors Edge 2, a shame that wasn't real.

While she is a bit extreme in cases, the amount of ignorant ridicule and far to often hate she receives is pretty ridiculous.



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