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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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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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W-3-K Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Are you a complete beta male? Here's a guide on how to easily make the determination:

Do you take any of these links seriously:

Y/N

If you answered yes, congratulations you're completely emasculated and likely sexually unattractive to most women who have ever encountered you.
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rockpopple Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Says a guy who's more than likely still a virgin.

Keep on fappin' dude. Keep on fappin'.
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Religion0 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You do know that dominance only works within the gender? This means that men who feel the need to dominate women are weak, insecure cowards who have either failed or dare not try to secure themselves a place in the male hierarchy.

All the subtext you thought you might have read all translates to: You're a pathetic little gnat if you honestly believe alpha-males are the ones who feel the need to oppress women in any and all situations.
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damoser Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
sounds like the comment of a beta male to me.  not because of the sexism garbage, but because you feel the need to mention a supposed imaginary hierarchy made up by what i like to call "tools", who try far too hard to be impressive.
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nickworcester Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
And I can tell you're fucking gone by the time you get this message.
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IvanKomarov Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Can I have some of your "inflation" art Thomas?
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IvanKomarov Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
You know, the ones with women in them?
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