Some nerds were so mad about that “sexism in video games” Kickstarter that they made a competing series to prove that somehow an industry almost entirely staffed by men that makes products intended for men is actually discriminatory against men. This is what happens when women try to voice their opinion on how society treats them: hordes of men feel unreasonably threatened and scramble around like idiots trying to bring the discourse back to a place where men are in complete control, either through harrassment and threats of violence or by making some garbage like this. If you hear anyone trying to pull this embarrassing bullshit, do your duty as a decent human being and rub some dog turds on their face and neck and maybe pee on them too
“Why does mainstream media think gamers are misogynistic, entitled teenage male shitlords????” BOY IT SURE IS A MYSTERY
If it got funded, I wonder what they would actually produce. What are they going to say? I’m interested to know, but not interested enough to hope this gets funded.
They would try and say that men are portrayed as violent thugs with big muscles and big weapons. We see this argument whenever anyone mentions the objectification of women in comics, as well: “Well, all those muscles are for the ladies! I feel objectified too!”
The disconnect is apparent to anyone who can think. Video games, comics, movies, etc, are forms of escapism that’re mainly targeted towards males. Those muscles and guns and bad-assness isn’t put on the screen or the page to entice women and make the men consuming the media feel smaller, it’s all there to make us feel like we’re more powerful than we actually are, mowing down hordes of monsters, nazis, people in malls, or mutants. The male physique and heroism/sadism is there for the man’s enjoyment, just like the prized female with the fantastic booty is there for them, as well.
It’s a terrible argument, grounded in the inability for most men to realize that everything in 99% of the media produced in this world exists to make us feel stronger, better, and more important than we are. They hear a woman’s argument and say, “You girls are getting off on the muscles!” without realizing that the muscles are playing into their own infantile projections of the person they want to be.