Repost from twitter- Zelda’s outfit from the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 3DS commercial. On another Zelda!
Remember Wendy Davis?
You know, the badass democrat who fillibustered for 11 hours straight to conserve women’s rights in Texas?
Well, this wonderful and amazing woman has announced her campaign for Texas governor!
Let’s show her some goddamn support!
videl single handedly redeemed the entire son household by being the best human fighter ever and the best possible example for vegeta’s lazy daughter good job videl
I don’t know. I thought the industry had issues, of course, but I never truly understood it before I actually worked at a video game company. Words like “You play like a girl” or “Go back in the kitchen” aren’t just jokes, and seeing half naked women or only white people in games aren’t just “trends” to “appeal to a certain audience”. Gamers internalize that stuff. Young boys and teenagers see this, and they believe this is “normal”. We don’t show them females playing games, therefore females don’t know anything about games. We don’t show them black people, therefore black people become unimportant and invisible. And when these parts of the population actually appear without entering the narrow themed boxes they always were put in, they feel -somehow- threatened and angry.
When I started working as a game graphist, I thought this wouldn’t touch me, that I had been acknowledged for my skills when I got employed - but I was proven repeatedly that I wasn’t welcome here, or at least not as anything else than a secretary. The people who were working over us gave us specific and unashamed instructions to “whiten” characters and “avoid” female representation if possible (in animals ! animals, for god’s sake !). These aren’t just rumors - this is what I experienced and saw for myself in the industry. I tried to speak out about it but I was met with such intense resistance - and even aggression - that I had to resort to quiet rebellion (replacing pictures of half naked ladies with actual quality concept art of female characters for graphic research, insisting on putting defining female traits on some character for “diversity” and under the guise of “making it a bit cuter”, etc). This is not just crazy “misandrist” ramblings. This is the reality of the gaming industry AND community, and we have to speak out about it. Gamers need to ask for people of color, they need to ask for more actual female characters, they need to ask for trans and disabled people, because what we need is coverage in order to ultimately feel accepted.
some blogger doing a series of youtube videos talking about sexism in video games. it’s pretty tame as a whole and has a few flaws to criticize, and long story short, it’s nothing big nor special in itself. but somehow, the entire gamer community became fucking mental about it and yell at her (and anyone who watches her videos) any time she does anything. there were death/rape threats, general consensus that she is “ruining video games for everyone”, random unfounded accusation from everywhere, etc, etc. all in all it’s just some blogger talking about sexism in video games. that’s all it is. she might be wrong on some subjects, she might be right on others, but there is no friggin excuse for such a gigantic mess of a media reaction.
If someone is speaking up about misogyny in the video game industry, and they’re met with death threats for thinking that there is misogyny in the video game industry…
Then guess what? There is misogyny in the video game industry.
Additionally? If someone is being met with death threats due to misogyny, and you in turn justify it by saying that she’s a liar anyway? That’s not an excuse. You are, in fact, saying that she deserves to die for being a liar.
So, these are your two options. You’re either:
- A misogynistic fartknocker who thinks that women should just shut up and deal with it because you’re tired of them bitching about it. OR:
- An inhuman shitstain who thinks that someone’s life is worthless, just because they lied.
God I fucking hate this industry sometimes.
It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing
Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course).
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.