Re: Games and all things related
So far as I understand it, Anita whoever is really just one of the first of the video game generation who's decided to spin that into social commentary through her own feminism. There is a forth coming video, so she's using the money, just taking a short time. I find it hilarious that the male counterpart of this was completely ignored, highlighting that women's issues are a good topic for generating funds but should we ever want to turn the social microscope on how men are being portrayed, naah... men are good.
Feminism is like any movement - solid and admirable goals but when it comes to making enough noise to be noticed, it has to be boiled down and bastardized to some extent. She's working her angle to be the it-girl of feminism and video games so anything she says I take with a grain of salt. (To be fair, I haven't gotten a huge "man-hating" from her.) In the end, if her work can lead to the product of more varied games and game styles, it will be a good thing.
However, if all she manages to do is dumb down the current clone-style games that are turned out over and over where there's just no reference to anything resembling sexism/risque to women, then utter failure.
And even then, video games are about fantasy. Everyone's going to be good looking, there will always be big boobs and violence, the industry should not be trying to eliminate everything that makes one person squeemish. I mean, why not take on Fairy Tales. It's where we get 90% of our plot ideas as it is.
A simple souvenir of someone's kill
And like the sea
I'm constantly changing from calm to ill
Madness fills my heart and soul as if the great divide could swallow me whole
oh, how I'm breaking down