a drake-themed party where we listen to drake and watch old episodes of degrassi and play musical chairs to “anaconda” but most importantly we just act very kind to each other in a way that is sometimes almost weird
Any thoughts on Anita Sarkeesian being the face for sexism in games? The awareness she's generated is great, but I think there's a lot of valid criticism that gets ignored underneath all the misogynistic trolls. She's done some scummy stuff, and her personal feminist views are more conservative and not stuff I agree with. TBH, I'm kind of unhappy with her being the main representative of the issue, especially as constructive criticism of her that doesn't undermine her message hardly happens.
I think she was chosen as the face of sexism in games largely against her will. It was the collective gamer hivemind that decided she would be the main target for their impotent, angry mewling.
But just because they’ve decided that she represents the whole of video game feminism doesn’t mean that you have to. There are plenty of smart, insightful, and generally unheard games criticism and journalism out there, go and find it. Here’s a big list to get you started.