I said how one-sided it can be, not that it is. Sometimes Anita's video was well-rounded too. One-sided means she is not taking into account other parts of the issue, not one-sided as in only talking about women is one-sided. Obviously, the focus is on women. However, if you are examining the tropes, then I think you need it more thoroughly than she does. So for instance, not all games that employ the trope use it in the same amount of laziness as others that do and if part of the argument is that it relegates women to passive roles, then she needs to address to the poorly argued segment that a woman, even if she plays an active role, can be "damseled" whenever she needs to be rescued and this has the same effect of negative portrayal. While that is an interesting idea, it needs more explication, because it is a complex claim that does not simply follow logically from her argument. Maybe she will do so and other such things in the second segment. |
And have you seen my posts in this thread? I haven't attacked Anita unduly or been disrespectful to what she is trying to do.
A large part of the aim of this video, as proposed by Anita herself, is to promote a healthier image for women. In order to be more successful at that, her arguments need to be well-rounded, so that people who are actively trying not to be convinced can be softened up a little.
So get off my back, Tonka. This is not an "Anita is completely wrong" or "Anita is completely right" binary issue.
Edited by JinTypeNoir at 13:05:23 27-03-2013