thepointisdolphins said: (part 6)I know you don't owe me a damn thing and that's good for me to accept. But I just wanted to let you know that, however unintentional it was, you hurt me something awful. So I guess... if you could at least clarify why you linked to @femfreq and not an actual article about Zoe Quinn, that would be enough to at least calm my nerves. :/
I linked to a blog with some short words. Rather than link to a specific article by an author. The general messages in that twitter feed are what I intended to showcase. As for the videos…well, my thoughts on them aren’t presented. You did the rest.
The whole issue with females in media is a problem- and unfortunately it’s going to require “unneeded” speculation and discussion concerning some perceived ridiculous things. To lesser offences, there are tons of movies, games, and books that can be criticized as “Boy’s Adventures” - including my own comic. There are tons more that really don’t give us great female characters…or treat them as objects to be desired/won/saved…or simply used as punching bags to make the viewer feel awful.
I think there are exceptions to everything. Even in the horrifying. Sometimes this imagery is used to hold a mirror to ourselves.
Regardless of the intent, or the beliefs of the author…they can still be examples of what not to do. What we need to change and consider…
And it’s not for the heartfelt, it’s for the people so blinded by the repetition and ignorance that they need to see what’s going on.
Personally, I don’t want to tear apart every little thing. Or every video game. But the message in blogs like this needs to be heard- even if they are difficult to swallow…and even if we don’t agree with everything they say.
People naturally don’t have a median they fall into. It’s usually extreme sides. I, however…am a Libra. Falling in the middle is something I do with or without astrological persuasion.
The gradient is a great place to live.
We will continue nitpicking things on the internet for years and think these opposing voices on the net are saying some pretty silly things…and that’s great.
At least it’s being discussed. And while finding the balance seems impossible, I think that the dialog being ongoing these days is important. Eventually we can hope to iron out the asshattery of both sides.