Molly Wood of CNET, speaking to the Verge in Samsung weird: how a phone launch went from Broadway glitz to sexist mess
ProTip: There’s “a heroine or villainess who is ‘strong and in charge,’ who may enjoy her sexuality, but does not use it as a form of control or barter system.”
Exhibit A: Lara Croft from Tomb Raider.
Then there’s “a heroine or villainess who not only enjoys her sexuality, but uses it as a form of control and/or bartering system and walks around like she’s one pizza delivery guy’s visit from shooting a cosplay porno.”
Exhibit B: Catwoman in Batman: Arkham City.
Massive, massive difference, kids.
Tech: boasting to be one of the most forward-thinking industries on paper, yet rife with stories of misogyny.
Text from the original FAQ, now replaced with simply “it’s a gentlemen’s retreat”:
Nothing ruins a good LAN party like uncomfortable guests or lots of tension, both of which can result from mixing immature, misogynistic male-gamers with female counterparts. Though we’ve done our best to avoid these situations in years past, we’ve certainly had our share of problems. As a result, we no longer allow women to attend this event.”
So instead of punishing the degenerates who create this culture, they punish the object of its miseducated hatred–women, also known as fellow human beings.
Makes perfect sense.
via Brittany Tarvin