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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think he's giving the name of god a bit too much credit - i could be wrong, but i'm guessing that six guys who got together a fake bus they could lure women into, for the purpose of raping them, are not likely to relent, just because the victim points out to them that she is of the weaker sex. i kinda suspect they already know that, and it adds to the attraction. because if they were into raping _stronger_ individuals, they'd have raped the guy, right?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

speaking of rape, and other happy, fun, cheerful topics...

(yeah it's like a month old but when it was posted i was in my post-finals coma so there)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because this need to be said. Over and over. "Fuck you, Men's Rights Activists!"
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Him wrote:
Because this need to be said. Over and over. "Fuck you, Men's Rights Activists!"


I like that article.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yinello wrote:
Him wrote:
Because this need to be said. Over and over. "Fuck you, Men's Rights Activists!"


I like that article.

Don't know if this blog has come up before in this thread (I seem to remember it has but I might be wrong) but it's pretty great too: http://manboobz.com/

And yes, I really, really, really fucking hate MRA's and their repackaged conservative reactionary dreck.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Him wrote:
Yinello wrote:
Him wrote:
Because this need to be said. Over and over. "Fuck you, Men's Rights Activists!"


I like that article.

Don't know if this blog has come up before in this thread (I seem to remember it has but I might be wrong) but it's pretty great too: http://manboobz.com/

And yes, I really, really, really fucking hate MRA's and their repackaged conservative reactionary dreck.


Oh thank you so very much. I now have a good excuse not to do my work. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel like this article is the embodiment of "I'm laughing because if I stop I'll cry."

Stay classy, gaming companies. Stay classy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw man, I hate to see Geri Halliwell fall so far. You'll always be my favourite Spice Girl, Ginger!!!!

4evs!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite line:
"You know in A Beautiful Mind when all those numbers and equations are connecting together around Russell Crowe’s head, like a dazzling crystal? This is like that, except with hating women instead of math."
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RPS was reporting on that yesterday. It's scary that it managed to survive from idea, to implementation, allllllllllmost to distribution, without anyone putting up a hand and pointing out how utterly fucked up it is.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question:

Why is the act of depicting gore viewed as violence against women?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm pretty sure a statue of a woman's mutilated torso is a depiction of violence against women
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i'm pretty sure a statue of a woman's mutilated torso is a depiction of violence against women


Would there be the same news worthy issue if it was a mans torso?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow

here, i'll just quote one of the comments

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Would people be as mad if it were a man’s severed torso?

Maybe if it were a man’s torso clad in nothing but a banana hammock with a clearly visible cucumber-shaped bulge…

…and maybe if video games didn’t have a history of hyper-sexualizing or objectifying women…

…and maybe if men were relentlessly mocked and belittled for their gender in video game culture…

…and maybe if men faced a disproportionate amount of sexual violence…

…and maybe if this hadn’t occurred so soon after 2012, the year when people finally started confronting the sexism in gaming culture en masse…

…and maybe if the developers of Dead Island: Riptide hadn’t previously run into trouble for the “feminist whore” scandal…

…and maybe if the statuette had been presented with any context as it relates to the actual video game…

…and maybe if…well, you get the picture.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShadowCell wrote:
i'm pretty sure a statue of a woman's mutilated torso is a depiction of violence against women

I think the example is a little deeper than that.

Video games use sexual stereotypes to sell games.

Horror game inverts that, instead using only the mutilated of same said stereotype to sell their game.

As I see it, it's mocking the status quo . . . or maybe not.

Maybe instead it's mocking and insulting it's fans. Maybe the game makers are saying "fuck content" and banking on this gimmick. It's saying they're a bunch of misogynistic turds that'll literately buy anything so long as it has a pair of tits slapped on it.

Or maybe it's saying both.

Or maybe the artist secretly really really really hated Ginger spice.

Whatever, I'm not buying the game either way, no speaking against or for it so meh.
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