Am I just the least-offended person regarding this video? Maybe it’s tolerance built up from living in so many different cultures over my life.
She has her views and you have yours. Is that not the end of it? Why 2 pages on this?
Ironically I see most of you battling your sides as unrealistically as you claim she is battling hers.
Criticizing her amount of research is basically just lame, since there is always a way to criticize that no matter what the production is. You can always say they didn’t mention this or that with a subject such as this. There is literally no such thing as “enough” research. What you say she did not mention in this video she may mention in the next, to which you would reply, “But she still didn’t mention blah blah blah.” Do you want a 100-hour video in which all she does it mention every possible thing there is to mention?
It is usually more about what she chooses to mention rather than what she failed to research.
And since this is a feminist video it’s fairly obvious that she will be a bit picky on what she mentions and how she presents things.
Frankly I applaud her restraint in some cases, but her biased view does take shape in subtle areas. She does in a few cases mention the other side of the story, but quickly gets back to her side as if to hope that we will quickly forget the exception.
Both she and most people here are making both correct and moot points.
She tries to come off as a hip gamer? No. She doesn’t. No clue how anyone would think that.
She is correct that women have a certain traditional role in video games.
She is incorrect in how to go about changing that (it is assumed this is her goal, because what else would her goal be?).
Video games are made by males for males. The only hope there is for changing that is to get more women to be gamers and especially to be developers.
When women are a major target audience, games for women will become more common-place and their role in games can slowly be changed.
A recent study showed that females have a hard time in game companies and most of them leave the industry.
I am sorry, but what do you expect to change by leaving?
You can’t make a video bashing a male-oriented industry when the only people who have a chance at changing that are just giving up. A video aimed at bashing the females who left the industry would be more effective. As the only possible solution to the problem, is it not their fault that it perpetuates?
But I am also tired of saving princesses etc. She is correct that that is a very shallow and easy plot point.
But feminism in itself is also a useless thing.
Females have a role in society, which changes based on culture, but is ultimately a role they accepted over the course of the evolution of humans as a species.
You don’t see men being portrayed as helpless victims to be rescued by women.
Because men do not and never have had any tendencies to accept that role. In fact nature dictates that men are hunters and gave them the physical structure of such.
Why are games oriented towards males?
Because they appeal to males more than they do to females.
If you want to change that, put a chemical into the rivers that will make females as competitive as males.
That being said, it is understandable to spite video games as a female.
Since men and women are definitely mentally different, there are male-only and female-only industries. And neither has a problem with the other.
You never see women saying, “More women should be car mechanics,” nor do you see any men saying, “More men should be seamstresses.”
Both sides are happy to let the other just be.
Why? Because those industries do not portray the other side at all.
Video-games are a male-run and male-consumed industry (you can cite statistics that show females gaming as much as males, but unfortunately the games they play are free or very cheap—an industry thrives on money, not just the total number of players, and most of it comes from males).
So why not just let the males be?
Because their games include females.
That is the source of females’ rage, but reasonable people would not be so bothered by that.
Females are the weaker sex.
Just not where it matters.
Physically? Yes. And a bit more submissive.
But physical strength is no longer a part of our lives. Who cares? Women still have an equally important role in society as men do. There is no reason for males and females to be treated equally in all things. If men and women were exactly the same, how could society even function?
We need to be different, and as long as those differences add up to the same overall value—which they do—then why all the fuss?
Get over it.
Women, want to get revenge on the men?
Disappear from the Earth. That would drive the men absolutely batshit crazy. A sign of females’ value to men despite any perceived objectification.