JonTron just linked this image as an example of how men are stereotyped and exploited in video games I’m literally laughing out loud holy shit
for anyone who still doesn’t get it notice the background please
Fun fact: topless slave girls are COLLECTIBLES in this game.
See, the problem is that the guys objectification is empowering. You’re empowered because you’re taking advantage of the other objectified people.
Also, can my followers who like guys please comment on whether or not they find this guy sexually attractive?
nah, too much muscle. Muscle is hard… I want something soft to rest my head on! :P the only guy that i’ve ever been attracted to who has looked like this is Jason Momoa.
I personally like muscles. I adore them. They fascinate me.
But this Conan doesn’t look sexually attractive. He looks like he’s gonna kill me - he’s intimidating and forceful. I’d better stay away from him.
If he looked like this
I’d say “Well, hello sexy.”
Objectification and sexualization don’t really depend on character’s looks, even if they use it to objectificate and sexualize. They depend on character’s purpose and agency.
A girl character can run around with her titties exposed but still could be not sexualized.
Just my 2 cents
If like, Conan was a bit of a dorky outcast amongst a village of a ton of hypermasculine men and objectified women, who set off to prove his worth having been raised in this mindset and instead wound up saving the world with badass female warrior who kicks a ton of ass but is also a really sweet and complex character as well, and the entire thing is just a huge tongue-in-cheek critique of the misrepresentation of gender in western society and how “manliness” has inherently nothing to do with how big your muscles are or how many bitches you fuck, and femininity isn’t about having tig ol bitties and being a collectors item- they are the respect you give to others and the courage to be yourself in the face of all this bullshit where every character conquers their ill relationship to these harmful stereotypes by the end
oh wait that already exists as a movie
Ronal the Barbarian, it’s sooo R-rated like only european animation can be but it’s hilariously awesome, go find the subtitled danish version that isn’t butchered in English and see what I mean
the best part is that it’s advertising campaign/trailers were basically jabs at how shitty movies that they’re riffing on are advertised, too, with boobs and explosions, it’s amazing
….I should stream it. hmm
This video is the definition of hype. Very well edited.
Why just look at all this evidence of the harassment of Zoe Quinn! But wait, there’s more!
What was that? NotYourShield was PLANNED!? I never would have guessed!
The “sleeper cells” were most likely the people who were taking photos of Zoe at PAX and posting them to 4Chan
From the thread where #NotYourShield started:
^^ If you wanna know who really shared all the doxxed info, guess what, she didn’t do it to herself.
This one’s fucking ridiculous
And why is it that you want to find police report records…?
Discussing attempting to make Maya Kramer “crack”. But this isn’t about harassment, right?
Wow that’s really illegal.
"This has nothing to do with Zoe Quinn or misogyny!"
Oh hey and have some videos if you’re someone who thinks the images are faked. Here’s a video of when her tumblr was hacked for all the special little snowflakes who harassed me telling me she someone faked that as well.
Yanno, if you wanted any evidence that is is about harassment and not “game journalism integrity”, here you go.
GamerGate was orchestrated with the intent to attack Zoe Quinn and discredit SJWs. Eron is her ex, supplying information and helping these dudes plan.
This was a public IRC channel. I repeat, a PUBLIC IRC channel that ANYONE could view. Also several 4Chan threads.
They made bots that shared all of Zoe’s tweets with the channel.
All of this has been filed with the police and the FBI is involved. This is how you go to jail~
I’ve never been so happy before.
These fuckers are gonna get what they deserve.
I realize that a lot of people had many legitimate points they brought up with the NotYourShield tag and there WAS worthwhile and important discussion that was NOT directed at harassing in women in games. HOWEVER, the original idea for the tag was created as a way to undermine the credibility of Zoe Quinn and to make misogynists harassing her seem more credible and trick people to being on their side. All ACTUAL concerns people duped by these terrorists have are not invalid because of the horrible reasons it was started, BUT you might want to distance yourself from the people who were using you and stop using that tag. You were quite literally being used as a shield by people who honestly don’t give a fuck about you or the legitimate issues regarding equality and representation in the gaming industry and are happy to treat you as fodder. Just check out how they refer to you and how often they use slurs. They don’t care about anything other than harassing and driving women out of the games industry, specifically Zoe Quinn. You’re better than these scum.
If you think I’m joking, here’s a compilation of specific words used in all the logs someone made:
Obviously people who care about integrity and representation!
If you’re going to reblog this and tell me I’ve been “lied to”, don’t bother. I’ll just block you. :D I’m in no mood to deal with misogynists, terrorists, or delusional internet randos.
I don’t get it
okay someone explain this now thank
I love how the people who know keeping blogging this without any explanation.
this was a triumph.
it’s hard to overstate my satisfaction
It’s a metaphor
Add, remove, alter your memories.
A crossover between Portal and Princess Tutu. This was fun!
Maybe clean up later?…..Maybe.
…boys? movies? deciding which shirt goes with which skirt? …It’s bizarre.
i like to think about what might become of an au where the assassins and the hetalia nations coexist. i’m sure they’d be the best of bros.
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This just made my day!
this game makes me cry
[old woman voice] ah yes… i remember my first love… he was so handsome, so very kind.. he would pet every puppy on the street.. he helped a woman give birth in the forest.. oh yes and he freed america from british rule.. ah yes so deep… so noble…so.. fictional.. i will never forget my first love.. connor kenway… [looks at assassin’s creed 3 and weeps]