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Your misogyny is bad and you should feel bad.

In the New Statesman, Ian Steadman tells it like it is to all of Anita Sarkeesian’s wannabe “critics”.

Also relevant, he quotes a 1972 review of A Clockwork Orange by Pauline Kael:

There seems to be an assumption that if you’re offended by movie brutality, you are somehow playing into the hands of the people who want censorship. But this would deny those of us who don’t believe in censorship the use of the only counterbalance: the freedom of the press to say that there’s anything conceivably damaging in these films – the freedom to analyse their implications.

If we don’t use this critical freedom, we are implicitly saying that no brutality is too much for us – that only squares and people who believe in censorship are concerned with brutality. Actually, those who believe in censorship are primarily concerned with sex, and they generally worry about violence only when it’s eroticized. This means that practically no one raises the issue of the possible cumulative effects of movie brutality. Yet surely, when night after night atrocities are served up to us as entertainment, it’s worth some anxiety. We become clockwork oranges if we accept all this pop culture without asking what’s in it. How can people go on talking about the dazzling brilliance of movies and not notice that the directors are sucking up to the thugs in the audience?

Hm. Quite.

2017-09-28T13:34:16+10:0019th October, 2014|Tags: anita sarkeesian, culture|

Ms. Male.

The whole time watching this, I was struggling to come up with an example of a “Mr. Female” character. I didn’t manage to think of one.

(Also, for the record, it’s now common for “Femshep” fans to refer to her just as Shepard, and her male counterpart as “Broshep”, for exactly the reason pointed out in this video.)

2013-11-24T09:42:49+10:0024th November, 2013|Tags: anita sarkeesian, feminist frequency, gaming, pop culture, tropes versus women|