The new Lara Croft looks ugly as shit, why did they do that?
They wanted to make her less of a sex symbol
booooooooooooooooo new laura croft sucks
Making someone less of a sex symbol is beyond what they did. She looks like a slender beat up Rosie O’Donnel
are you serious, she’s hot as fuck
She got dirty and roughed up from adventuring and tomb raiding? NOOOO she needs to stay clean and sexy gfdHDSFHFDGHDSUfdniugDFG <sarcasm>
I actually think the newest Lara is pretty…?
They made her realistic. Normal human proportions as opposed to having two balloons in her vest that would get hella painful when she’s trying to do something like, say, tombraiding. Trust me - this is a vast improvement.
Not to mention they also ran tests on how big they could make her boobs before men started looking at them first and not her eyes. I think it’s amazing.
BELIEVABLE FEMALE CHARACTERS AHHHH GOD WHY WHY EvURY1 no gurl no play game why need this want bewb now.
are men really saying that they’re sexually attracted to the first laura and not the last
you guys are more into a fucking polygon w big tits than a realistic looking woman
(◕‿◕✿) facts about divorce for feminists and MRAs:
- in most (51%) of cases, both parents decided on their own (out of court) that the mother was to receive full custody
- in 29% of custody cases, the decision was made without any third party involvement
- in 91% of cases, the decision for the mother to have custody was made without court involvement
- of those who go to court, 70% of men who seek custody of their child receive it
- of those 70%, 1/3 of the cases cited domestic abuse as part of the reason for divorce
- women who mention having been victims of domestic abuse in court are less likely to receive custody of their children than women who didn’t
i’m tired of seeing posts on feminism by both feminists and MRAs citing “gender bias in custody cases” as a problem we need to solve. women aren’t unfairly receiving custody more often. abusive men are unfairly receiving custody.
the fact is, if my dad had actually attended his court ordered anger management type classes, i would legally have been required to spend a portion of my time with him until i turned 18, even though he beat my mother and abused me.
don’t let anyone make you think that the scale isn’t still tipped toward men in a court of law.
I’d love to see the source(s) for these particular stats if anyone has them! :)
I’M SORRY BUT THIS REALLY PISSED ME OFF AND I NEEDED TO VENT.
So I liked this page last year for the shits and gigs, as you do. I found it funny, and let slide the few sexist posts.
Only recently- and after I got a tumblr- did I really start to notice the abundance of rape, sexist and racist jokes appearing on my news feed. And it pissed me off.
I said nothing, however, because what could I do? Send in a message to the page and get labelled a whore and a slut by the Admins as I’ve seen so many people do?
Then this motherfucking gem popped up.
I usually don’t get involved in these sorts of things; if I do my comment gets lost more often than not and goes unnoticed. But I had to comment, I really had to.
I thought my argument was valid and whole, and I was actually rather happy when he admin directly replied to my comment.
I narrowed down my five favourite games ever and posted them.
Of course, I got beaten and labeled down once again.
When I asked for a rational clarification of his definitions of “casual” and “core” he did not reply. It was only when I directly insinuated the bias of his claim did I get a response.
“A feminist I see. No arguments need to be made. Good luck with getting them eggs fertilized”
Note the use of “feminist” as an insult.
I have had my fair share of gender specific hate regarding gaming. I get told I am a fake and a bitch if I get a high score; I get told to “suck a dick because you are better at that, bitch” if I get a low score; I get told to “get back in the kitchen, slut” without any prompt at all, simply because I have a vagina.
I am beyond sick of this. I hate the fact that if a male who hypothetically plays a few hours of CoD can be easily called a gamer by the wider community but I if were to say that I was a level 34 on Skyrim I would immediately be called a fake geek girl, a casual gamer and a liar.
I hate the fact that, even though 45% of gaming consumers are female, developers and publishers still believe that there is not a large enough demographic for female protagonists.
I hate the fact that most women in video games are no more than sexulised objects in skimpy clothing.
I hate the fact that I cannot enjoy a game without being labeled and branded because of the fact that I posses a vagina and not a penis.
~sorry about the long post clogging up your dash. I needed to vent~
Off-topic somewhat, but important.
and i must scream
Seriously, this woman literally said that her favorite games including GEARS OF WAR and SKYRIM and the dude can take that and immediately refute it as casual! Why? She could have said that she’s level 47 on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer, has played every Silent Hill game, can tell you the entire back stories of the war between assassins and templars in Assassin’s Creed, and she would still get dismissed because she’s a woman and therefore ineligible for the categorization of hardcore gamer. There are men who live to play games like Animal Crossing, Nintendogs, and Little Big Planet, and women who thrive on Bioshock, Uncharted, and Resident Evil, but the former would never be questioned as being a “true gamer,” while the latter will always have to face guys like the one in the Facebook conversation who question their gaming prowess.
It just goes to show that matter what, if you are a woman and you say that you play video games, there will always be some male douchebag heckling at you, saying that you are not a true gamer and will pull arguments out of their asses to make them feel like they have a right to bully you.
In February, I posted two pieces in Bed-Stuy on Tompkins and Halsey. These two pieces got the most attention of any pieces I’ve put up so far. Within a few days, someone had written his response to the work directly onto the posters. From there, a woman wrote a response to him. And it went on and, on with different hand-written comments creating this kind of interesting discussion. The pieces remained up until a week or so ago, when the phallic image was drawn. That’s when I decided to try to take them down.
The “Stop Telling Women to Smile” piece remained in tact enough for me to include it in the exhibition. I thought it was important to present in the show, so that people could view these written reactions.
I love when assertive women scare men to such an extent that they have to resort to infantile shit like this.
They think it will shut women up, but it really just fuels everything further, I hope they know that.
The “devolution” of the poster is more interesting to me than the originals, which I’ve reblogged before.
The fact that a man decided to comment on the poster physically, and was the first to do so, says a lot. Whenever women defend ourselves we get these counter arguments. We get people in general, and not just men, trying to cut down our personal initiatives. And when women, like on the poster, attempt to hold a real discussion we get the brunt of the “dick solution” where we are told that we hate men, we haven’t had a “dick that was good” or we get a penis drawn on the poster meant to make a social commentary about our “place.”
I’ve reblogged the individual posters before because I understand them as a victim of the suggestions. But I’m reblogging them now to show the attempt to keep women in their societal place in our culture.
An excellent example of men not getting the point about street harassment.
“You find our unwanted projections of our opinions of you to be bothersome? Well … well … well … DICKS, THAT’S WHAT! DICKS!!!”
Serious grade-schooler shit here. Grow the fuck up.
I’m kind of embarrassed by this as a guy. Although I do know we tend to put an undue amount of emphasis on our genitals as the solution to all of life’s problems. Being ornery? RIDE MY DICK! Lesbian? RIDE MY DICK! Depressed? RIDE MY DICK! Just got fired? RIDE MY DICK! *sigh*
And emphasis mine.
Yeahhh, this is a good example of why feminism still needs to be a thing.
All of the above. ALL OF IT.
A conservative Christian college in Omaha expelled a student one semester before her graduation when they found out she was a lesbian — and then demanded she repay them for scholarship funds she had earned.
Grace University has refused to transfer Danielle Powell’s credits to another school unless she pays $6,300, the tuition from her spring semester in 2011, when administrators found out she was gay. Powell would have been the first in her family to earn a college degree.
Michael James, executive vice president at Grace University, justified the college’s actions to The Huffington Post, affirming that its student handbook forebade “sexually immoral behavior.” Quoting from the handbook, James stated:
“Any student involved in sexually immoral behavior, including premarital sex, adultery, and homosexual acts, is at minimum placed on University probation and may be subject to a Judiciary Hearing.”
Powell and her wife started a petition to get Grace University to drop its demands. (By the way, they’re the couple who got engaged onstage at a Macklemore concert — watch the video!) She deserves better than this. Help her out?
The Creepy Cull of the Female Protagonist.
I’m starting to really really like this guy’s videos.
I’m surprised that, although it was mentioned, the homophobic implications of those decisions were dropped only as a sidenote. As I’ll mention later, it’s clear that large numbers of women play videogames. And we don’t largely throw shitfits when we play games that have a male lead (who kisses a female romantic interest?).
Further, I absolutely disagree that the phenomenon is chicken-and-egg. Women over 18 is the quickest growing demographic in the video game industry, and some polls and studies indicate that the gender gap is not nearly as wide as people seem to think. This is ALL on the video game companies. This is ALL on the level of marketing for female-led video games, and it is entirely dependent on the selective blindness. Video game companies refuse to acknowledge women on either side of the game, whether it be the audience or the characters.
E3 was great! Just look at all brand new games they give us!
Just look at protagonists! Isn’t it great, how modern technologies let developers create so many different characters?! Just look at divercity of facial hair! Or how many hues of dark brown used for their hair!
I wonder how the bullying of, let’s say, young males for being ‘nerdy’ or not conforming to masculine stereotypes fits into the broader social justice matrix of oppression and privilege
or if it’s conveniently ignored
Nerds of all kinds have been bullied since forever, but you can’t really look past how glorified ‘nerd culture’ is lately, how masculine it is, how inaccessible it is to women (discrimination), it’s been sexist since forever too, it probably has to do with how education and innovation were always such ‘boys clubs’, you really can’t miss this.
As far as them being bullied for not conforming to masculine stereotypes, of course it’s a problem and if you feel it’s ignored, it’s because the patriarchy doesn’t really want people to go off thinking femininity is meant for anyone but women/girls, because, y’know, there are traits like ‘fragile, sensitive, insecure’ attached to it, specifically to keep it a women’s/girls’ thing. So, whenever a guy starts showing signs of femininity or just not full on blown out masculinity, it’s seen as shameful, because women/girls are seen as shameful.
But it’s still the femininity they’re being bullied for, when men get treated this way, it isn’t because they’re manly men, it’s because they’re resembling women in some way or another and that’s a Bad Thing, because women are Bad.
i love how men mock women for being overemotional and then lose their shit over a team losing an over-glorified game of fetch
Because all men like watching sports, obviously, right? You just did what you hate men doing, putting generalizations on a whole gender.
i know i did
irritating, isn’t it?