See, violence against women in games is so common, so obvious, that some men are actually viscerally bothered by seeing themselves blown away by women. And some of them are actually capable of applying that feeling to how women must feel seeing games where women get killed with impunity. (Men kill each other in videogames all the time, but that’s just par for the world, right?) Let alone how women must feel walking down the street getting catcalled and harassed.
And as Schiesel points out, it’s men who need to play this game. Sure, some women might want to blow off some steam after a particularly obnoxious guy gets in our face on the way home from a long day of work. But to have any real effect on the world, this game would have to change a few minds. And it looks like maybe it has."
All of you people blogging and tumbl-ing about “Hey Baby” made me blog it at Feministe.