Why does Anita Sarkeesian ignore male problems in gaming?

#1Bayonetta_Posted 8/31/2014 7:24:21 AM
Here is my theory on the subject. Everything we watch, do and react to is a response from our instinctual nature as human animals. If we want change in all media forms we have to accept some cold harsh truths about human nature. Feminists in general must stop calling everything they hate "sexist or misogynists" and see that nature is an unfair cold beast. Once you understand true difference between the genders and why we do things on a biological level then you can truly reject the instinctual norm because you completely understand your choice. I'm writing this because about 90% of people on earth don't even realize all our choices are based on primitive instinct and NOT sexism.

Woman saving the male: Can this be placed in a game? Yes. Would it turn off female gamers? Maybe so. In female romance novels and many other media forms many women (Not all) like to be saved.

Men being the weak ones: I would love to see more games with women loving weaker men but it's not going to happen. Most women love a strong man.

Short male hero: This is linked to strength and how society views taller men. Many women say they like taller guys.

Sexy naked average guy: There is a reason many women say they love a mans personality more. Women enjoy personality traits that appear more alpha-male like such as confidence. Having normal muscle mass will attract women as will but the alpha male traits is more important. So having a random naked guy dancing on stage does nothing for most women.

---------------Women in games and why they are sexualized---------------
Men are visual creatures: It's in our nature to be turned on by attractive women just like how women like alpha male traits in men.

Watching hentai, porn or playing fanservice games is NOT Objectification: I see an attractive humanoid lifeform I desire to mate with. I do NOT think less of you or hate you. I do not see you as meat. Most guys see you simply as a human being they would like to have sex with.

Women have power over sex and men don't: Let's be honest, most women can manipulate and control the hell out of alot of men by being sexy. It's NOT because men are stupid but because male instinct to mate with the best looking female is strong.

Lastly the threats against Anita is a spot light in the media because she's female. Nobody gives a damn about all the men that get death threats. Nobody cares in high school if you the male gets beat up. Nobody cares if you the male is attack after work. Our instincts to protect females is so strong that we have overblown this Anita death thread thing when in fact she is being equally disrespected by trolls like many good men are.
#2Foxx3kPosted 8/31/2014 7:26:17 AM
Because that's not within the scope that she defined.

You're making a horrible assumption that to discuss something you must discuss everything.
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#3Bayonetta_(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2014 7:34:57 AM
Foxx3k posted...
Because that's not within the scope that she defined.

You're making a horrible assumption that to discuss something you must discuss everything.


You can't just say something is sexist without researching all subjects linked to it indepth. Her scope limits information.
#4ACx7Posted 8/31/2014 7:40:41 AM
Better question


Why does anyone care what she says?
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#5liquidblue4Posted 8/31/2014 7:51:43 AM
Because that wouldn't make her all the money she has now from SJWs and white knights.
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#6J90074Posted 8/31/2014 8:23:31 AM
She isn't talking about a recipe, so who cares.
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#7SexySextrainPosted 8/31/2014 8:29:31 AM
Because she's sexist
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#8slowdog76Posted 8/31/2014 8:35:57 AM
Bayonetta_ posted...
Here is my theory on the subject. Everything we watch, do and react to is a response from our instinctual nature as human animals. If we want change in all media forms we have to accept some cold harsh truths about human nature. Feminists in general must stop calling everything they hate "sexist or misogynists" and see that nature is an unfair cold beast. Once you understand true difference between the genders and why we do things on a biological level then you can truly reject the instinctual norm because you completely understand your choice. I'm writing this because about 90% of people on earth don't even realize all our choices are based on primitive instinct and NOT sexism.

Woman saving the male: Can this be placed in a game? Yes. Would it turn off female gamers? Maybe so. In female romance novels and many other media forms many women (Not all) like to be saved.

Men being the weak ones: I would love to see more games with women loving weaker men but it's not going to happen. Most women love a strong man.

Short male hero: This is linked to strength and how society views taller men. Many women say they like taller guys.

Sexy naked average guy: There is a reason many women say they love a mans personality more. Women enjoy personality traits that appear more alpha-male like such as confidence. Having normal muscle mass will attract women as will but the alpha male traits is more important. So having a random naked guy dancing on stage does nothing for most women.

---------------Women in games and why they are sexualized---------------
Men are visual creatures: It's in our nature to be turned on by attractive women just like how women like alpha male traits in men.

Watching hentai, porn or playing fanservice games is NOT Objectification: I see an attractive humanoid lifeform I desire to mate with. I do NOT think less of you or hate you. I do not see you as meat. Most guys see you simply as a human being they would like to have sex with.

Women have power over sex and men don't: Let's be honest, most women can manipulate and control the hell out of alot of men by being sexy. It's NOT because men are stupid but because male instinct to mate with the best looking female is strong.

Lastly the threats against Anita is a spot light in the media because she's female. Nobody gives a damn about all the men that get death threats. Nobody cares in high school if you the male gets beat up. Nobody cares if you the male is attack after work. Our instincts to protect females is so strong that we have overblown this Anita death thread thing when in fact she is being equally disrespected by trolls like many good men are.


this is some of the most sweepingly generalistic,misinformed, sexist drivel I have read in quite some time
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#9IceHuskyPosted 8/31/2014 8:46:33 AM(edited)
She is biased, TC. She is a woman after all. You can't expect her to understand the male scope of issues in gaming. Biasness and ignorance are often best left ignored.
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#10BDJaycePosted 8/31/2014 8:43:33 AM(edited)
My opinion on things like this is..


If you want games like that: get out there, get the education required, and make the game. Don't sit around and complain because the people who have the power to do so create games a certain way.

Seriously isn't everything she argues about against the first amendment or something? "Oh no! Video games I have no control in aren't to my standards!!"

The average gamers are men so it makes a certain level of sense that women would be 'objectified'. They aren't trying to get women gamers, they're trying to get more horny teenage boy gamers.

That being said every year there seems to be more games with strong female leads so suck it up.


Plus wasn't she confirmed as a liar claiming to be a gamer when she has very little experience with actual games? She's basically a tumblr feminist who has broke out of tumblr and started messing with gamers.

Sorry that was all off-topic I think but yeah Anita is a feminist, in the broadest sense of the word, and the type of feminist that she is couldn't care less about 'male problems in gaming'.
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