Brand new episode of Tropes vs Women is online! Please heed the content warning on this video. It contains some especially triggering scenes of sexual violence.
I found this hard to watch. Even if you removed all of her commentary and just showed the clips from the games, it would be disturbing.
I’ve tried reading some of the “rebuttals” of this video, but even if I wasn’t a crazy leftie liberal feminist whatever… it’s all nonsense. And I think they know it is too, because the most common response to this video is to attack the messenger.
"This nagging ugly bitch just wants something to complain about like all social justice retards. The second you apologize or give them an inch they will simply criticize you more. "
That was the first reblog comment I saw in the notes. Using misogyny and slurs to try and de-legitimatize a video about misogyny is an interesting debate tactic.
It seems people are quite literally trying to kill the messenger. Attack her character. Make her look so bad that it undermines the message of the video.
It isn’t going to work. Something is clearly rotten in the state of gaming. It needs to be addressed. It doesn’t matter if you like her or not… the truth is undeniable and people need to start accepting that.
She isn’t telling people they aren’t allowed to like their video games. She clearly states that at the beginning of all her videos. And what she is suggesting is not going to make games terrible and unfun. All that is desired is for women to be respected in gaming and perhaps a little more representation that isn’t two dimensional. That certainly doesn’t seem like it is worth threatening someone’s life to fight against.
Watch the video. Parts one and two. Worth your time.