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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)
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Escapist Podcat
  • Reading: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia
  • Watching: Bob's Burgers
  • Playing: King Arthur's Gold
  • Eating: Jaffa Cakes... still
  • Drinking: Earl Grey Tea
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AS87fanwriter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
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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FabulousEmma Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
ugh. Just what we need. another feminazi brat like anita sarkesian
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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
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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