Overman King Jmorphman said, March 10, 2013, 03:05:23 amWhat about her is so detestable?I'll grant you I don't have the best source for this, but friends of mine keep bitching about her taking money and ripping people off and producing nothing of value with it and I am so beyond tired of hearing about it.Overman King Jmorphman said, March 10, 2013, 03:05:23 amStereotypes are by definition harmful. And one doesn't really need to study anything to see that the game industry doesn't exactly have a sterling record with women (in recent years there has been the rape caves in Duke Nukem Forever, and the PR fiasco of Tomb Raider)I disagree. Stereotypes tend to exist for reasons. It's only a problem when people tend to assume that all people are stereotypical. The rape caves in Duke Nukem didn't exist to be degrading to women, they existed to poke fun at an entire genre of alien movies. Satirizing something degrading with more degradation isn't really degrading in and of itself, if you see what I'm saying. As for Tomb Raider, it's my understanding that it was a problem with the way the game was marketed, not a problem with the game's content, so, so what?Overman King Jmorphman said, March 10, 2013, 03:05:23 amRational people will not tar and feather people who disagree with her findings and stuff. Unless of course they're being crazy misogynists, but that's not really an issue in most cases.And how the heck is examining the way games use female characters "agenda-driven"?How many rational people have you met? Examining them isn't. Examining them with predetermined conclusions in mind, the way she is, is.Quote"Agenda-driven" means something different from simply having an agenda (which everyone has because humanity). It's usually used as a buzzword to dismiss viewpoints that one disagrees with (though not always in the form of "agenda-driven", it might be just agenda on it's own, like "the gay agenda" or what have you)Uh, no. 'Agenda-driven' is doing experiments while having a vested interest in the outcome being a particular way. That is not how science works. I am not dismissing viewpoints, I am dismissing any notion of what she's doing being at all scientific or unbiased. She's, at best, making feminist propaganda, and that saddens me immensely.