Female Objectification in Video Games? Anita Sarkeesian Vs. Gamers

There is a glaring deficiency of strong female characters in video games. Most representatives of girls in gaming fall into one of two groups: 1) one-dimensional sex doll-like eye candy created solely to pander to the narrow-minded frat boy demographic, or 2) expendable background characters with whom the player can enter into a romantic relationship and ultimately bed in a soft-core cut scene.

We at Cheshire Cat Studios recognize that this as an important issue that needs to be addressed and would love to see more well-written and versatile characters of BOTH genders in video games. HAVING SAID THAT, we wouldn’t have been true to ourselves if we had decided to remain silent while certain ‘feminist activists’ unabashedly exploit the deficits in video games in order to pursue their own twisted agendas while becoming filthy rich in the process.

We begin by expressing our discontent with Anita Sarkeesian’s misguided gender war and then move on to discuss the duplicity of the feminist movement when it comes to reshaping the game industry, the overt hostility towards female player characters from game publishers, and even ‘real-life’ gender politics in the context of video games. Is it possible for a player to fully immerse themselves in the game if they’re playing as the opposite sex?

LaughingMan

The loveable lunatic with the foul mouth and the iconic laugh, Laughingman is the founder of CCS. With more coffee than copper in his bloodstream, he's a full-time website developer by day, and a gamer, editor, and fiction writer by night.

CineMax

A subversive excommunicated from [REDACTED] as a result of a failed coup d'etat, CineMax has miraculously managed to reach and find asylum in the Land of the Free. Here he spends his days working for Cheshire Cat Studios, all the while plotting his inevitable return to the motherland to once again foment the flames of revolution.

B-mask

B-Mask was not always a purveyor of animation. Having credentials ranging from frog slinger to hash seller, he has experienced life to its fullest extreme from under his tiny rock. He hosts the series known as Beyond Pictures which aims to look beneath the surface of works- understandably difficult in this day and age.

The Fuboo

Artists, Wife, Mother of three, aaaaaand full time dork. WARNING: Easily Angered. http://inverted-mind-inc.deviantart.com/

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