hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Responding to Anita Sarkeesian's 'Damsels in Distress'

7:00 AM on 03.15.2013 // Genki-JAM

Promoted from our Community Blogs!

[Dtoid community blogger Genki-JAM recently shared his video response to the first episode of Anita Sarkeesian's "Tropes vs. Women in Video Games" series. Share your response in the comments below! --Mr Andy Dixon]

I've had my fair share of issues with Anita Sarkeesian's work leading up to the release of her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series, and as much as I really didn't want to watch her "Damsels in Distress" video, I knew I needed to. I needed to see if she had actually constructed a solid argument and presented both viewpoints on the matter; and so I watched it.

As I sat through the video, listening intently, all I heard was a lot of misinformation and a skewed viewpoint that didn't acknowledge other facets at play. The picture Anita was painting of the game industry was one of malice towards women. The whole thing upset me so much that I felt an intense desire to rebut at least some of the points she brought up.

So, similar to my DmC analysis videos, I decided to do a video explaining how I think the problem isn't sexism in the game industry, but laziness. Check it out, won't you?




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Genki-JAM,
 Follow Blog + disclosure

This blog submitted to our editor via our Community Blogs, and then it made it to the home page! You can follow community members and vote up their blogs - support each other so we can promote a more diverse and deep content mix on our home page.



Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter?
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -