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Since this keeps being a reoccurring topic I thought I'd lend a hand and put together a comprehensive list of web shows and youtube videos that pretty much explain or talk about these various topics. The vast majority of these will be from Jimquisition and MovieBob's various shows (because in my eyes they're the two biggest proponents out there discussing this stuff on a regular basis), but there's a couple other web shows too. They've been all categorized and easily separated so you can pick and choose whatever you wanna watch. BTW: If you aren't already watching these shows, you really should be!

The format is (name of episode) (name of show) (web link). ENJOY!

Sexism in Nerd Culture
Tropes Vs. MovieBob - Big Picture - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
Not Okay - Big Picture - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
I'm going to murder your children - Jimquisition - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
Accepting the Isms - Jimquisition - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
Fake Nerd Girls - Jimquisition - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
Anita Sarkeesian: The Monster Gamers Created - Jimquisition - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
Tropes Vs Women Review - Overbytes - www.screwattack.com/shows/part…

Objectification of Women
How Gaming Alienates: Bad At Sex - Tough Love - www.youtube.com/watch?v=48fLur…
Boob Wars and Dragon Crowns - Jimquistion - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
The Creepy Cull of Female Protagonists - Jimquisition - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
Monster Boobs and Plastic Children - Jimquisition - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
Bat Slap - The Game Overthinker - www.screwattack.com/shows/part…
Heavens to Metroid: Revisited - The Game Overthinker - www.screwattack.com/shows/part…

Objectification of Men
Gamer Guys - Jimquisition - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
Objectification And... Men? - Jimquistion - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…

Violence in Gaming
How Gaming Alienates: Violence - Tough Love - www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbCfvX…
On the subject of Violence - Big Picture - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
Desensitized to Violence - Jimquisition - www.escapistmagazine.com/video… (potentially highly disturbing)
Rape vs Murder - Jimquisition - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
The Positive Side to Punching Nuns - Jimquisition - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
Politics and Violence in Video Gaming - Overbytes - www.screwattack.com/shows/part…
Fall of Duty - The Game Overthinker - www.screwattack.com/shows/part…

Comic/Nerd/Gaming Culture
We need to talk about gaming Part 1 - Tough Love - www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_ES4J…
We need to talk about gaming Part 2 - Tough Love - www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DCgzV…
Braniacs: The Once and Future Nerds - Big Picture - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
With Great Power - Big Picture - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
Correctitude - Big Picture - www.escapistmagazine.com/video…
Don't Censor Me!!! - Overbytes - www.screwattack.com/shows/part… (possibly highly disturbing)
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AS87fanwriter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Just so you know, "Heavens to Metroid" links to "Bat Slap".

I know you probably won't see this among your hundreds of other comments, but I thought it prudent to mention regardless.
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SplashyLove Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
ugh. Just what we need. another feminazi brat like anita sarkesian
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FadingSpectrum Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fade: I agree, but then, I also don't. We don't needs feminists like Anita Sarkesian. More rational, less skeezy feminists? Sure. We could use those.
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FadingSpectrum Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fade: The fact that you felt the need to ask the question gives me the idea that you might not listen to my answer anyway, but I hope you do.

Because, as much as Anita sucks at researching, she isn't entirely wrong. Sexism is still around, and it shows in a lot of our media, including video games. Regardless of her failings, she has a point; there are sexist slants in society, and calling it out isn't a bad thing.

It's not about female supremacy or women being better than men. Some people think that's what it is. It's about a lot of things, not all of them directly connected to sex (look up "intersectional feminism"). Not being treated like a sex object, better and more widespread representation of minorities in the media, reaching out to people society has disenfranchised, things like that.
Everydayfeminism is a helpful place.  If you feel like listening to me and want to check it out.

...My feminist is showing.
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FadingSpectrum Featured By Owner Edited Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fade: Don't worry; you've listened to me, so I'll listen back. Common courtesy. You've given me some thoughts. I do love it when I can engage in interesting conversation. No way I'm stepping away from the internet, not when there's so many interesting things on here to analyze and pick apart!
And you know a feminist is bullshit if they can't be bothered to argue their ideas, after all.

1: To an extent, I agree with you. Yes, women do sexualize women, sometimes as much as men do. This is, however, partially the result of the male-dominant society we live in. Society teaches us (regardless of which gender we are) that a our worth lies in our physical appearance. They sexualize themselves because that's a norm; be sexually appealing, but not sexually powerful.
Once, I heard a girl at school 
Men are often taught that their worth lies in strength and masculinity. Women are often taught that our worth lies in our beauty and sexual appeal. So it's natural that we would sexualize ourselves to try and get ahead in a society that values that. *Coughcough Kardashians coughcough*

Think about it. It's perfectly normal to walk past an ad in the mall about Victoria's Secret Underwear. Said ad features multiple skinny, busty, photoshopped women in the tiniest pairs of underwear possible, all posing seductively. We don't usually get the same thing with men in thongs, and there would probably be complaints if there were!
Why? Because sexy women are normalized. Men showing that level of raw sex appeal would definitely draw the female gaze, but it would also create complaints because their genitalia is considered more powerful, more intimidating and thus more dangerous. Sexy women don't usually hold that kind of power.

This is bad for both men and women, this holding men to a standard of being sexually potent, and women to being sexually objectified. Have you ever heard of men being raped by women, or women being raped by men? It does happen, but it rarely gets attention called to it because of the sexual dynamics behind it all. Thanks to men's supposed sexual power, they are wrongly considered "unrapable". Thanks to women's sexual impotency, they are wrongly considered "unable to rape".
And let's not even get started on men raping men and gay rape jokes. That's a whole 'nother can of worms.
Basically, society's internalized ideas of sexuality are harmful bullshit for everyone.
Since I am a horny teenage lesbian, I don't want sex appeal to just go away. It would just be nice if society could handle it in more mature ways, without boxing people away and setting up harmful power dynamics.


2: I know you won't believe me, but it isn't. That's the sort of shit that the extremist Twitter and Tumblr "feminists" make people think. Most of them won't even consider MTF people real women; I wouldn't call them real feminists at all. They are despicable people making mincemeat of a legitimate ongoing social movement.
Mmph. At this point, I'm considering just rejecting the label of "feminism" entirely and calling it all "gender equality". On a second thought, that's also bullshit to some extent. Really, it's "fuck you, equality for everyone". That's the kind of feminism I advocate.
Feminism can be meant to benefit men too. Good Article On Why Feminism Benefits Men Too
I would seriously recommend you read this! It might help give you a little perspective, if you want to look at it.


3: I meant representations of real people. An awful lot of protagonists end up white straight males, and minorities end up background characters. Often, background characters flavored by stereotypes. "The spicy Latina", "feminine gay white guy", "angry black woman", "asian nerd", "lesbian = butch", etc etc etc ad nauseum.

I don't honestly think we could pack in any more white protagonists into media, irregardless of gender. Even if that were to happen, how much would we notice? We already have more than our fill.

And when minorities are represented, they often end up whitewashed, one way or another. For example, Emma Stone, cast as a woman who has Hawaiian and Chinese heritage.
Most representations of the LGBTQIA community are white gay men, when that's only a small part of what we are. There are POC, there are trans people, there are asexuals, and so on, but they rarely get portrayed well, if at all. Why are we represented this way? Because that's what makes our patriarchal society most comfortable. That's what's easiest, so that's what gets laid on the table.


To be honest though, I can't blame you if you don't find these issues something you can care about. It's the NMBY effect. Not My Back Yard. I just recently got really into real feminism myself.
...Also, sorry about dumping a wall on you. I didn't realize just how much we had written until now. Thanks for listening.
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Fade: And the text walls accumulate. This is fun.
"Don't you have anything better to do than argue feminism over the internet, Fade?"
"Yes, BUT SHUT UP, I'M LEARNING DEBATE SKILLS RIGHT NOW AND PUTTING MY KNOWLEDGE TO WORK!"

1. This is only partially about biology. Biology influenced those societal roles, yes. When we were hunter-gatherers, though, does anyone talk about how women were just as often the leaders as the men? It was a time when humans couldn't reproduce as much as they wanted, because they only had a limited food supply in the area that they had to make do with. Women tended towards gathering, and men tended towards hunting, but there weren't times where one wouldn't do the other.
Once we hit the agricultural revolution is where sexism was created. When you have a farm, you have food in storage, and you don't have such a limited stock of resources - you make your resources. Your primary concern is having enough hands to keep the resources going.
Suddenly, women were baby factories. As farmers, having kids was an asset because you had more people to keep up with the work around your farm. As a result, women's bodies became their own kind of assets, because they produced kids. Thus started humanity's habit of looking at women's bodies in the way we do.

Now, we don't really need those roles. It isn't up to the man to be the breadwinner of the house; most of the work in the USA isn't physical labor anymore, they are tertiary jobs, so it's not like men's statistical mild strength advantage is even in play anymore. And now that the world is rapidly gaining population and we don't all live on farms, it's safe to say that we don't need every woman to have kids and be a housewife.

And actually, history WAS sexist. I'm not learning that from the internet. I'm currently taking one of the best AP World History classes I can get, and the issue of women in history comes up from time to time for discussion. Women did work just as hard as the men did, if only at the things they were limited to at whatever time you look at. But, because they weren't allowed to work on politics or the other major issues and areas that caused historical recognition, they got swept to the side. In some times and places, they weren't even literate, which made recording their particular experiences back then for us to look at now all the more difficult.
Women, in those days, were often oppressed and unrecognized, and we don't always recognize that now because the only ones we are shown doing stuff is men. They got swept under the rug in both opportunity and recognition.

By the way, an awful lot of history classes are bullshit for kids. They never told us about what really happened between the settlers of the US and the Natives, do they? All they told us is that "THERE WAS THANKSGIVING AND EVERYONE ATE TURKEY LEGS, THE END". Or at least, that's what I remember of my elementary school experience, besides the constant spew of white men establishing the thirteen colonies. Which, like driving out the Natives, were also kind of bloody battles.

We sexism saw it all the time in the old days. Right now, we are in an era as close as we can come to equality, and it still isn't entirely equal. That's a statistic, a fact. Men are more likely to be hired than women. Our population is halfway made up of women, but we only have one female presidential candidate (who I don't really feel much for, one way or another). Men will get better pay, sometimes even if a woman is assertive in trying to get a raise. We have innate gender and race bias in our brains from what society has shown us, even if we don't notice or acknowledge it.
I also have articles, if you want more reading on these subjects!
One here.
And here.
This too! Do you like reading?
This is unrelated, but still something interesting to think about.
This isn't exclusively men's fault, but the fault of the system we live in! We will and are gradually changing, yes. I can only hope it's in the right direction for everyone.

I don't know how I feel about this era of sexuality myself. My parents are the sort of people who I would get in big trouble with for using bad words, and don't talk about sexuality beyond "it's a thing that happens, oh, and it makes babies". Everything I've learned is from the internet and media culture, and those are sources I'm learning to scrutinize.

"Society might have pinned in YOUR mind that beauty is where your worth, but it hasn't applied to me (Ha! Maybe it should have!), I ignore pop culture and do not base myself off of the actions/appearance of Celebrities, which is exactly where this idea and toxic issue comes from. "

I think my worth is in my intellect and compassion. What I notice is people around me putting their worth into how attractive they are, as if being thinner or having a big butt is going to get them a girlfriend or boyfriend. I feel immune to the effects of society's lower messages only because I'm aware that they are a thing and don't want to ascribe their toxic messages to me. Since you are aware, you are also more likely immune. Knowledge equals vaccination.
When I take notice of celebrities, it's mostly because they intersect with the issues I like looking up and thinking about. The only thing I really know about the Kardashians is that Kim got famous off of being sexy, and it stuck.

And you know, I do notice the amount of males in the media portrayed in unrealistic ways too. Everything is photoshopped. The weird thing is that we don't normally talk about guys getting shopped like that! We just talk about women. Why can't we talk about both? Why can't we have a little more even distribution of body types?


2. This point wasn't just about trans people. I was more focused on pointing out the bullshit feminists out there and where they are coming from. It's a lot of disenfranchised Tumblr feminists that get attention and make people think that ALL feminists are man-hating, white-centered, equality-ignoring. hypocrites.
Not to say that Tumblr doesn't have any real feminists. But it has a lot of bad ones.

Nonetheless, If you want to talk about that, I would be happy to! If you're opinion is that they aren't really the gender they're transitioning or transitioned to, I can get that. If you believe you are, then you are one of the more compassionate people I've met on the internet. I doubt what you have to say will bother me; I've talked rationally to people with some horrifying opinions before. Once, I WAS a person with horrifying opinions. I know a little bit about how it works.


3. I never see them "dominate" anything.
Would it be bad if they got a little attention in our media? America is not just made of white men. They can accommodate for giving others better roles and let them share the spotlight.
By no means am I suggesting that straight white cis men should never appear in movies or get main roles, ever. That's the flaw of the Tumblr feminists; they take it too far, to the point where what they want is reverse discrimination. On the other hand, I also doubt we will ever be able to get rid of straight, white, cis protagonists even if I wanted to. It's the norm right now, and it's inevitable to stick around and around and around for a good long time.


Just because we have a few bad eggs on stupid social media sites doesn't mean I should just abandon feminism, though.
And, yeah. Culture shifts, and right now, the shift is to make people out into either extreme rightists or leftists. Bias against the other party seems to be at an all-time high.

It's funny. Cheesy as it sounds, all I want is everyone to be respected, regardless of things like sexuality, gender, race, etc etc etc ad nauseum. And according to half of the people I talk to about it, that's not a thing that will or should every happen, and it makes me more left than my left pinkie.
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DTJB Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll give a few of these a look.
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GlowingRadiance Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There's many censored stuff in there, but hey, at least people's mind are more open towards this stuff.

:D
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LucidARTDVC Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Yeah, yeah, support that bullshit.
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rockpopple Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Good links
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Religion0 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, Tom, the "Heavens to Metroid" link is incorrect, it leads to the "Bat Slap" episode. But, hey, thanks for the links!
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Mishai Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm i dont know what to think about this epitome of shit...i mean when anybody need this load of shit to realize that girls are equal and inteligent and beautifull inside then he need medial care not a links.......see if somebody is already crazy feminist like you...this links will just make him more angry...when somebody is already crazy sexist asshole like me-this links cant change him....its just huge waste of time... guys should be nice on girls and girls are humans too ...thats what parents told me and this west world media mega shitstorms about any shit is just money milking...when your parents cant teach kids even basics about women then media and tom preston really cant fix it in later years....
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absolutelynotman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Now that I've had a chance to calm down about your comic, I'm going to post something here. I expected this to be another soapbox journal, but I was surprised to see that it was more of an opening of discussion with a list of videos. I've already watched Jimquisition's video about the Dragon's Crown controversy and he makes so many of the points I was trying to make but probably never got through to you. You seemed surprised that people were annoyed with you before, so I'll tell you why. I genuinely want to reason with you. The problem with your Quiet comic is that you weren't inviting a discussion, but a "boob war" (a very important point in Jimquisition's video).

(I suppose you could just ignore this comment if your intention was never to invite a fair and calm discussion in the first place. I just get the impression that a thoughtful discussion was you were hoping for all along.)

I don't have a problem with you criticizing artist's work within the industry, but of you insulting them or making false, negative conclusions of their character and intentions depending on what they decided to create and presenting it as fact. It's completely disrespectful to the artist, his work, and his fans.

Calling Hideo's work "sexism" and saying that he "doesn't respect his audience" is unacceptable. Preemptively stating that "Any character development or interesting personalty will be a garnish at best" is unacceptable and jumping to a negative conclusion about something that isn't even released yet. The industry's officials and game journalists pretentiously calling an artist a "pre-adolescent" or "manchild" because of his work is unacceptable. This is why your comic generated backlash instead of respectful discussions. You're not being inviting, but insulting. You give off an aura of self-righteousness when you do that. You're effectively shaming the artist and his fans. You're dividing your fans between those who agree with your insults and those who feel like they need to defend themselves.

You'd get a very similar response if you made something about Nintendo, stating they are a stagnant and un-innovative studio who relies only on rehashes because they don't respect their audience enough to make new and fresh original content. It doesn't matter who's right, but how you present your ideas that's important.

If you don't want backlash, you need to respect the people who are going to read your comic. Be inviting, not insulting. Be constructive, not destructive. Think of ways to inspire calm discussions instead of angry ones. I mean, Jim Sterling did just that and his comment section for his dragon's crown video ended up way more civil and tolerable. He gained a lot of respect with that video because it was a breath of fresh air that allowed people to actually discuss things without either party (against or for) coming in and feeling immediately disrespected or like they need to defend themselves and their tastes.

Please, next time, try to be respectful with your comics so I don't have to feel like I'm defending what I like right from the get go. The people alienated by your comic have been alienated by industry officials, game reviewers, and more quite a lot by now, so you were basically adding fuel to a fire. And while you could make the argument that some people have been alienated by game designer's design choices for some time now, I don't see how adding more alienation is solving anything.

The people who truly are sexist will always be there. But the people like me who simply like something and would like to have a discussion about it would like to do so without feeling like the median is rallying an army against them or that they are immediately being made to look like the bad guy. That's all.
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Kendaiblue Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For all the points you made, it seems clear that Tom has NO intention of dropping the narcissistic "Us vs Them" mentality.
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TomPreston Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lesson learned: never insult Kojima.
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Cold-wall Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
You... completly missed the point.  He was not berating you for criticizing Kojima.  He was criticizing your ejecution.

To summarize his point, you came as too standoffish.   Instead of inciting smart discussion, you set up the fuel for flame war.

I think you are falling into the trap of making assumptions about your opposition.  I know that you probably hear this way to many times, but it bears repeating: Understand your opponentīs argument before refuting it.  This kind of response is like a troll call.

Love your stuff btw, don't take this the wrong way.
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Kendaiblue Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought you were just falling prey to normal confirmation bias, but your response to this and your attitude in the following discussions step right into Knight Templar territory.
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absolutelynotman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I was being serious. I don't see how this comment follows. :/
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TomPreston Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It just seems to me like no one wants to even discuss the possibility that Kojima did anything wrong here. He's held up as a god among gods and no one can touch him, not even the journaling press and other game creators. Any hint of trying to talk more complexly is thrown out the window, dismissed, and dissected to maintain the status quo.

That's what I keep hearing, that's what I keep seeing. Kojima is a god. He's better than everyone. He never makes mistakes. We're not allowed to be upset over his decisions. Censor anyone who dares raise a finger against him.
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druesnant Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
You don't like when people are critizicing your own works/characters, in the same tone you're doing to these professional artists (the artist from Dragon's Crown and the artistic team of Konami).

You reap what you sow.
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TomPreston Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The difference is I'm one person with opinions and intentions all my own. Kojima and the MGS team are a group of people all working together under a common goal and intent that will affect or influence millions of people and take in millions of dollars. I'm a low level unimportant cartoonist under undue scrutiny, whereas he's a big powerful influential game maker in te industry. You really can't put a 1:1 comparison between the two, though I am flattered you think I am his equal.
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druesnant Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
That doesn't mean you have a free pass to get extremely aggressive towards (professional) artists and demanding them to censor their artistic content, despite you hate when people are doing the same thing to you. I never implied you were his equal, but don't play that "woe is me" behavior with me though. It's more than obvious that you've done nothing but jumping on the 'internet feminist' bandwagon just to get attention.
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TomPreston Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
News flash: being critical is not censorship. If you honestly believe that a person criticizing something someone else put out there is censorship, then fuck you, stop trying to censor my comics with your overly critical naysaying.
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SpecialHands Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
It's not because you questioned something Hideo Kojima done. I'm a huge Metal Gear fan and I question loads of shit he puts in his work, it's because you have absolutely no fucking clue what you're talking about or the series on a whole. If a fan, or even someone who's played the bulk of the series made this assertion utilising the facts, the context of the character, the sexualisation of both genders and how much of a backseat trait gender is within the series and Kojima's previous work whilst actually offering well thought out retorts to comments that genuinely challenge the author's premise with facts and knowledge of the series I'd be more than willing to consider looking into it further.

Quiet is sexualised, sure, but so is Big Boss, Raiden, Vamp etc. It's a stylistic choice to appeal to niches within the fandom. It's not an attack on women, it's not an oppressive action and it's not the main point of the character's existence. 
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TomPreston Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Quiet is sexualized, sure."

Then we are in agreement. What's the problem? The comic isn't about keeping Kojima atoned for his past sins, it's about the current one that everyone is annoyed at.

It's ok to admit that Kojima has sexist content both male and female. Admitting that doesn't mean you have to hate the games.
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SpecialHands Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
How is it sexist if neither gender is treated differently? The very definition of sexism is prejudice or discrimination against a person or persons because of their sex, not putting men and women in revealing clothing. 
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absolutelynotman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Is that all you got out of that? o_o
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TomPreston Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also people don't want to think complexly about video games.
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druesnant Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Because video games are made to have fun.

It's not rocket science.
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Kuzupekoyama Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
true
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CarmenFoolHeart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
News flash: sexism is not funny.
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druesnant Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
You don't know what "sexism" is, so please, be quiet.
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CarmenFoolHeart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have taken entire courses on the matter. I believe I know more than you do.
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TomPreston Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So are movies and books. Doesn't mean you can't treat those more complexly or anything. Did I miss the boat where for the past two decades people have been fighting for video games to be taken seriously as an art medium only to turn around and proclaim any criticism is null because "it's just mindless entertainment?"
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absolutelynotman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Are you being funny?
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TomPreston Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Defeated, sarcastic, tired, and kinda bitter, so... Maybe.
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rockpopple Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Defeated?

Newsflash, Tom: The internet is full of assholes.

They hide behind screennames and anonymity to say things they'd never say to another human being in person because there's absolutely zero consequences for their words.

They survive in the dark depths of groupthink in order to validate their skeeziness. They attack in groups.

This has been known since the 1990s.

You gonna let them defeat you?

Okay then. I'd honestly ignore them. Because they speak loud but they don't have the numbers they pretend to have.

More people are in agreement with you on the topic of sexism in video games. It's just that those people don't feel the need to jerk off their agreement and splooge all over the internet with it and try to get as many people sticky with it as possible.

Most people leave a like, or whatever, and move on.

So yeah, get used to the internet already.
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guardian-of-moon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You rock, Tom!
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damoser Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
wow, that's a lot of links!

but all of this was addressed thousands of years in the past.  how we should view and treat women and how we should feel about violence.  too bad so few bother to look into it, and that it's been obscured by people wanting to control whomever they feel is of financial benefit to them. *cough*christendom*cough*
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HavensGoneMad Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i keep thinking, with all these stupid sexist comments coming from these guys below...it just makes my skin crawl. Is that how they act in real life? Would they treat women like that in real life? If so then I might just take up what muslim women do and start wearing an abaya and a hijab and not show ANY skin.(other than my face) I've done it before. And it's actually quite liberating.
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rockpopple Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Um, most of those dudes would wet themselves if they had to talk to a woman in real life. And why bother doing that anyway? There's anonymous commenting and porn: a real life isn't necessary for them to survive.
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TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Let me tell you about /d/ board...
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Farbjous Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
WHELP, I got my day planned out now.
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cacow-me Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
thank you Tom! It's nice to see someone using their space in the world for good, especially when it comes to gaming and geek/nerd culture.
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Ioialoha Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
i'll second that.
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Jaygrl22 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
IloveyouIloveyouIloveyouIloveyou!! :love:  Thank you so much for these!! :heart:
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pinkharte Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Seriously, your Journals Are how I find out about news. (other than local news)
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