All I gotta say is I don’t want to hear women bitch about feminism in gaming anymore after what happened with Skull Girls last night. I realized why I’m so frustrated toward the game and Beowulf winning…
You see women go bitching about things needing to be censored left and right in games and how women need to be depicted as stronger and more independent in video games. Then do nothing to try actually changing things to way they like, and are more interested in pointlessly censoring already existing games and bitching.
I realized this last night. Skull Girls was an all female cast with strong and likable female characters with a wide variety of body types too! so that any type of woman could find someone they could relate to.
But Now, because none of the whiny feminist spoke up or supported this great idea there are two obnoxious, stereotypical , and boring male characters that got added to the game and let me tell you I honestly don’t care I really don’t. BUT if you look at if from the perspective of feminism in gaming adding those male characters in completely changed the direction of the game, and nullified the entire potential to it being a perfect flagship for “Feminism in gaming”.
Let me reiterate. The title to the game is SkullGIRLS, and the lore is all based on women having to be strong willed and pure of heart so they can gain the power of the Skullheart and make their wishes come true. But now that men are added into it, the whole thing really has been muddied badly.
And while there are games out there with all an female cast, such as “Arcana Hearts”, it doesn’t take very long to figure out that the game was targeted towards men. All the girls are overly cute and very sexualized (And personally, I don’t mind this, but then again I’m not a feminist, but I am a girl.) But Skullgirls wasn’t like this! Before the men were added to the game, there was a wide variety of different girls fighting for power and they were all designed brilliantly and creatively. Accentuating features that were NOT just cleavage and hips. Adding the men to this particular game just did what a lot of feminist bitch about and preach against. It gave the girls male assistance that they didn’t need, almost making it seem as if they needed that male help to gain the skullheart or even defeat it! And even if that point is arguable, one thing that is in no way shape or form arguable, is the fact that adding in men muddied the theme and design aesthetic that was a crown jewel for feminism in gaming to begin with.
Just read the story synopsis for yourself.
First two paragraphs sums up the game. And from that description in no way implied or in any possible conceivable way inferred that men could be even inclusive in this struggle!
I know a lot of you are gonna say “No it doesn’t you stupid its just adding men to the cast whats wrong with that?!” Well that’s the exact mentality that has kept legitimate feminism in games from working. When you think like that, then the only people able to bitch about feminism in games are the annoying people that are too preoccupied with censoring already existing games to create anything meaningful themselves. And those people are the feminist. You people have no one to blame for these issues but yourselves at this point.
So yeah, I don’t want to hear it from anyone preaching feminism in games anymore. Because you know what, you don’t honestly care about most media that you look to bitch about and censor and frankly, you’re not gonna do anything to help improve it either, other than whine, bitch, and cry for more censorship.