More Old School PMS Clan photos. <3
Top photo: (standing) Amber “Athena Twin PMS” Dalton
Left to right, sitting: Alexis “PMS Tart” Herbert, Shannon “Mary Jane PMS” Ridge, (not sure who the next person is with the curly hair), and Jennifer “Fedaykin PMS” Wadella.
A lot of dumb people in the world. I’ve been told these things too many times.
Now juxtaposed to this quote that kakimari had found:
“video games should not be changed dramatically just because females want to be superior. Understand your place as equals to men”
Which is what has been spewed all day to counter the women in the game industry trend on twitter that has been going around the past 24 hours or so. Andres had summed up these neckbearded comments pretty well as “Sexism won’t go away if you keep talking about it you stupid sluts!” (note, he didn’t say this he’s making a hyperbole of these young white gamer boys feeling threatened by women asking for equal treatment in the community and industry)
what you fail to realize is that video games shouldn’t cater to females in the first place. It’s largely known that it’s targeted towards the MALE demographic and has been for so many years, so why would they ask for something like that to be handed to them on a goddamn silver platter?
that’s like a guy walking into the women’s department of clothing at a sears and demanding that there be more clothing for men there. Separation of sections be damned.
that’s not how it fucking works
no not really
the game industry is more like walking into a regular department store and seeing that all the clothes are only men’s clothes
and when you ask the cashier where the women’s clothing section is, they wheel out a small rack of cheaply made tutus, g-strings, and high heels all in bright pink
and then when you go “wow really that’s it” you get called an uppity bitch and everybody assumes you want all the focus on you when in reality you’d just like to be considered a worthwhile demographic since you also like to wear clothes, it’s not like you want some ridiculous getup, you just want a solid shirt and pair of pants that fits you alright.
I mean hell you even sort of like men’s clothes and you have no problem wearing them. They suit you well. But it’s very obvious once you throw on a pair of men’s pants that they were not made for you.
what the fuck kind of fragile-ass human being can’t handle the thought of games NOT being misogynist bullshit
is your concept of yourself that weak that if someone goes “you should stop saying ‘rape’ like it’s a verbal multitool” you just lose the ability to function and are all of a sudden being TERRIBLY OPPRESSED
i’m fucking tired explaining to idiots that i’m not asking to be handed anything on a “goddamn silver platter”
i’m not asking for anything fucking special
you know what i am asking for?
i’m just asking for people to make games that appeal to everyone. i’m just asking for a solid plot, well developed characters, and decent gameplay. i just want to play my fucking games that i fucking payed for without feeling sexualized. a little fucking respect would be nice.
is that so fucking hard?
apparently it is. because i’ve had to explain this to so many fucking people.
oh but the demographics. we must obey the demographics. because of course demographics never change and shift over time.
Resentment of the Day: On Fake Geek Girls
This week’s big controversy comes courtesy of Gearbox Software, developer of the forthcoming Borderlands 2. In an interview with Eurogamer, lead designer John Hemingway referred to the shooter’s upcoming Mechromancer DLC as “girlfriend mode.”
Kaboom went the Internet. And rightfully so.