Damsel in Distress: The Discussion (Kickstarter Feminist plays video games)

Sometime ago a random feminist from youtube opened a kickstarter. The goal was to raise money so she could play video games and talk about how women are bitches who don’t suck dick. The kickstarter page can be found: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/566429325/tropes-vs-women-in-video-games. It turns out she could shut her trap long enough to finish a couple of games. Where does that leave us?

Now I don’t have anywhere near the amount of coffee required to watch this. As soon as I get my coffee on, some donuts and 2 midgets with jetpacks whose job it’ll be to hit me in the head with mallets while it plays, I may have a more informed opinion on this nonsense.


Well, I guess she is an expert as far as’ Damsel in Distress’ goes. She got 150k by being one.
Also, copypasting shit from TV tropes, and making a 23 min presentation while talking on camera too much is not inspiring.
Long story short, too much though put into basic gameplay excuses from 30 years ago, wrong examples(see Metal Gear) and bad assumptions concerning the hero’s position.

People who say shit like ‘this is thought provoking’ or ‘developers should take note’ either have never played videogames or have bad priorities when it comes to playing videogames.

I have no intention of watching this, ever. But I do find it fucking hilarious that comments are disabled.

I realllllllly hope Anita has a source for Peach’s “accidental” inclusion in SMB2.

I like how mad she got at Zelda. I think my wife has the best handle of how feminist should deal with video games. I tried to get her to play A Link to the Past. 2 minutes into the game: “Why do I have to save the bitch? She should save herself.” And then the game got turned off. :))

this is the second time a thread has been made for this. if you’re really opposed to the premise of her project, wouldn’t it be better to just ignore it than to post it on here and shower it with attention? chicks like her are fueled by the hateful comments of nerds like the people who post here.

Man, why are you asking SRKers to think logically?


This bitch deserves no money to be lazy


Damn dudes are dumb

Kudos to her

lol fair point.

ok guys proceed with your @matriarch bait thread. I’m sure it’ll be just as good as all the rest ~O)

You just made me realize I’m probably going to have to close this by the time I wake up tomorrow morning.

I’m not going to point out any flaws with the kickstarter, or complain about the concept itself, because that has already been done to death. Just know that LordJim was right about the content of these 23 minutes. If you have slightest interest in learning about sexism in video games (for both sexes), TV tropes is your friend here.

I actually took that into consideration before I made the thread. After thinking about it for a minute, I realized that instead of bringing back the old thread and mix in discussion on whether or not this should have been funded, we can just deal with the end product altogether. Yes, I could’ve necroed a thread but fuck it.

The fascinating thing about this Damsel in Distress thing is that the men are never given an option about rescuing her. I never finished LoZ 1, Ghouls and Goblins or the original Double Dragon. Doesn’t this Damsel in Distress model imply that I am less of a man for being unable to reclaim my property? A big problem with the Damsel in Distress thrope is that there is never a “Rescuer calls the cops over stolen property so he can use the police report to file an insurance claim” option.

heh she’ll only listen to her own mouth running and not those who would not only give her counterpoints but school her in every other way. Of course women are portrayed the way they are in games! It’s a male dominated industry and the women who get in, never stay long or just don’t make any significant impact. Besides TVtropes did her job and for free in terms of an analysis. As for complaints and whatnot, guess what my GF did? She played the game and didn’t bother to wonder why Peach had to be saved and when she did make a comment, “Mario needs to go after some other woman” it was all but a simple comment. She didn’t bother to ask why there’s no female soldiers in CoD, or why they portrayed Mai/Chun as they are…she played and didn’t give a fuck and she had fun! things like these have been done to death. This is why we can’t have nice things.

I would however like to pledge however a set of stairs and a punt to this kickstarter’s cunt. How can kickstarter accept that pledge? I’m more than happy to pay for that!

Its not news that she (or mainline feminism) is dumb.

Check out her youtube channel for the lols: https://www.youtube.com/user/feministfrequency?feature=watch

I say never-mind the comments asking people to hush up and ignore the videos if you dont support them. Lets give her the attention; why not? Its really funny and really stupid. I cannot imagine airtime actually helping her arguments unless your cranium is already a little soft.

Here she explains the tyrannical misogynistic conspiracy to make sure girls suck at math:

Because market data isn’t a thing.

Disagreed. Dishonest feminist trolling is the new thing, and it, like planking and Gagnam Stahh and Harlem Shake, needs to be deconstructed and exposed for the illogical bullshit that it is, so everyone can move on and throw their attention at some other bullshit.

I am with Val here, i don’t have plans of watching her stuff ever, and imo you should be ashamed to have posted that filth here on SRK

man you’ve got high hopes for video game nerds if you think anyone is getting over this kind of crap.

honestly homegirl is smart as fuck. she is provoking an audience that is very internet savy and hyper defensive over their vidya games (look at all the dorks who seemed more concerned with the harmless criticism toward gaming than anything else when the newtown shooting happened). you can’t ask for better free promotion. in the end she got $150k to make a youtube video, and somehow random forum posters on video game sites feel smarter than her because they can anonymously tear apart her project among a community of overwhelming like minded people.

and thank you saved draft!! ghost of xenforo almost got me :wink:

the one thing i’m going to give this video is at least the broad was smart enough to turn off rating and commenting on the video.

that being said, bitches complaining about sexism in video games are dumb because they just whine about the sexist tropes in entertainment in general.

Women used to have to degrade themselves to get money from strange men. Now Internet white knight neckbeards are paying women, for the honor of degrading themselves! It’s a brilliant hustle if nothing else.

My THOUGHT PROVOKING thread gets closed but the same fucking thread for this shit gets made again, PLUGGING this stupid bitches so called work?

lol, fuck all you niggas.