Feminist Frequency: Twitter vs Female Protagonists in Video Games

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Above is a tweet I made this afternoon in reaction to the fact that none of the games presented at Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 press conference featured female protagonists. Below are some of the Twitter replies to that observation which exemplify the male privilege and male entitlement endemic in the gaming community today. This is also a window into what it’s like to be a female video game critic on twitter.

1. @simplyflyinimage

2. @A_Hint_of_Shitimage

3. @Triosemimage

4. @DavidBostock93image

5. @Jamie_Breretonimage

6. @SethForsmanimage

7. @Beefheart82image

8. @AzEHeaD15image

9. @NickFuckypuimage

10. @JLB_esquireimage

11. @MathiasKaizerimage

12. @About20Donutsimage

13. @RogerLateralusimage

14. @izashid29image

15. @BEATandDELETEimage

16. @B_Razzimage

17. @twerk_king69image

18. @Epsilon_Fiveimage

19. @Spyrolicimage

20. @itwasagoodtimeimage

21. @JerkfaceMcGeeimage

22. @patq911image

23. @r0bz0rzimage

24. @JimPheeimage

25. @Pootslapimage

26. @Pokefan1223image

27. @Auriniimage

28. @yuttimage

29. @HennersQuackimage

30. @GabeAsterdimage

31. @MundaBricimage

32. @DoctorWatkinsimage

33. @xTheShad0wZimage

34. @GangWarlordimage

35. @le_mecimage

36. @coolguyquietessimage

37. @OldMileyimage

38. @TheChad118image

39. @dodgykebaabimage

40. @urafagetimage

41. @BJ_Dicksonimage

42. @Bloodergoimage

43. @Uneternalimage

44. @The_Master_Eimage

45. @TheVidyaBoyimage

46. @danier_sanimage

47. @ReissDJOimage

48. @mrdizzyimage

49. @IntelMinerimage

50. @AliAdelMohamedimage

WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST READ

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Each and every time I read comments like the ones above, I am floored. Even though I know that there are people out there who operate this way, I am continuously baffled by how they don’t spontaneously combust or some shit.

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