It is fact that anyone who still sees real, unadulterated feminism as a threat in an age where google exists, is wrong. And you are an idiot. You are either dangerously ignorant or highly delusional under the gravity of your sense of entitlement and the crushing weight of your misguided, misogynistic views.
It absolutely baffles me that anyone. ANYONE. could be so ignorant to the real message of feminism in this age, that they would go to the lengths that some have vowed to go to in Utah in the past week.
We live in a world where women get paid less for the same jobs as men, where women aren’t allowed to drive (Saudi Arabia), where women are being denied education as we’ve seen through the eyes of Malala Yousafzai, where women just can’t differentiate between a potential rapist and a decent guy because masculinity is the prominent face of rape, though not exclusively. We live in a world where sexual objectification is so rife in our society that you can walk into most book shops and buy a magazine covered in explicit images of women’s bodies for a few quid, but if a woman takes off her clothes in public, she’s committing a crime, because a magazine can’t shame us or deny our ability to reduce the female body to nothing more than cheap sexual gratification.
We live in a world where women can’t partake in or become prominent voices in the gaming community without being targeted by a wave of sexist hate, without being the victims of men who are so opposed to the idea of gender equality that they’re willing to slaughter and kill rather than confront their own mentally unstable and dangerously misguided perspectives.
This is why feminism needs to exist. And it will continue to be needed until people like Anita Sarkeesian can be free from the fear and the hateful intimidation of male gamers and pro-sexism extremists.
Can we please actively contribute our positive support and our voice to this topic of equality and inclusion for women in the gaming scene/industry? Because it’s a disgrace that this is still a prevalent issue in 2014, and it needs to be addressed down to an individual level.
Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with people?