apparently Zelda is classist, sexist, and racist

#11Number43Posted 10/7/2013 3:01:01 PM
The claim that it's racist as the bad guy comes from a group of people that have darker skin would make sense if Americans or Europeans made the game, but the game was designed by Japanese. If a Japanese person thinks of those of a foreign race as evil, they will be mostly thinking about white people. Dark skinned people from the middle east or Africa wouldn't even cross their mind, as they have little dealings with that part of the world, and hardly any live in Japan. If a Japanese video game contains a black person it is for the effect of being an exotic novelty as most Japanese people almost never see a black person in real life, and thus don't waste their time on demonizing them.
#12UponADarkThornePosted 10/7/2013 3:08:29 PM
Did Salon become satire at some point or was an article for the Onion posted there by mistake?
#13HanfengLinPosted 10/7/2013 3:23:52 PM
Stopped reading at "Anita Sarkeesian".
#14toad133Posted 10/7/2013 3:29:04 PM
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#15AceMosPosted 10/7/2013 3:31:41 PM
HanfengLin posted...
Stopped reading at "Anita Sarkeesian".


she had nothing to do with this article

and the amount of tin foil hat consuipercy ppl have about her is absurd
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#16DylanYoshiPosted 10/7/2013 3:33:50 PM
Every point made in this article is incredibly easy to debunk. Like, without even saying "You're reading too far into it" it's easy to debunk. Here, let's try.

Classist: Miyamoto has stated before that the central theme of Ocarina of Time is about growing up. The carpenter example in this has nothing to do with their class, but rather with that central theme. The idea is that they start off childish and learn to become good workers by the end of the game, similar to how the game's tone shifts from being light and child-like at the beginning and dark and edgy once Link becomes older.

Racist: The example of the Gerudo is not a racist one, because the Gerudo are not being portrayed as evil. Their leader is portrayed as evil, but the Gerudo themselves are just stuck in a society where they can't say no to their leader. It's really that simple, there's no racism here.

Sexist: Speaking of the Gerudo, they're basically a society filled with women, ruled by one man who they'd be better off without. If anything, that's feminism. While there are some sexist tropes such as the "kidnapped princess" trope, the trope itself is what is sexist, not the game. Even that is kinda blown apart when you consider that you have to rescue male characters as well (the Deku Tree, the Gorons, King Zora). The majority of sages that you have to rescue ARE women, but they're actually competent women who do everything they can within their respective temples before Link gets there. You don't see King Zora doing anything to help save his people, you see Princess Ruto doing that.
#17HanfengLinPosted 10/7/2013 3:38:55 PM
AceMos posted...
HanfengLin posted...
Stopped reading at "Anita Sarkeesian".


she had nothing to do with this article

and the amount of tin foil hat consuipercy ppl have about her is absurd


First, type better.

Second, when Anita's pure goal is spreading her worthless vitriolic agenda for "feminists", it does her no favors.
#18Bleachfreak7Posted 10/7/2013 3:42:31 PM
Zelda is classist, sexist, and racist? Thats 3 reasons!

3 = Gen 3

Hoenn remake confirmed!
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#19RPGNinja123Posted 10/7/2013 3:46:37 PM
The article is awful... it forgot to mention it is overrated as well.
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#20AceMosPosted 10/7/2013 3:56:14 PM
HanfengLin posted...
AceMos posted...
HanfengLin posted...
Stopped reading at "Anita Sarkeesian".


she had nothing to do with this article

and the amount of tin foil hat consuipercy ppl have about her is absurd


First, type better.

Second, when Anita's pure goal is spreading her worthless vitriolic agenda for "feminists", it does her no favors.


spoken like some one who know snothign about her videos
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