jdreyer wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 06:11:
SS wrote on Jun 18, 2014, 23:37:
Wow one George Carlin reference causes an eruption.
Just for the record I like Anita and I agree with many of her points, but not all of them. What she says doesn't bother me, even the things I don't agree with. The thing is, all she's doing by complaining is appealing to men to do what she wants, which isn't very female empowering. If she wants real change then she should put her money where her mouth is and make a game herself, with an all female staff. Action speaks louder than words. I'd buy a copy.
Sorry, SS (really? You chose "SS" as your name?) but that's a bullshit response.
First, a person can criticize trends in an industry without needing to join that industry and try to improve it. "Oh, you didn't like the movie? Go make your own movie then." See how dumb that sounds?
Second, if the only people allowed to criticize an industry were those participating in it, said criticism would be extremely myopic and weak. In fact, you'd have almost no criticism at all.
SS is my initials, not some allusion to anything else, so I don't get what that has to do with the discussion.
You make a facile argument, taste in a movie is not the same as trying to make a cultural change in an industry, so yes I see how dumb your point sounds. Where did I write that she has to be in the industry to criticize it? Anybody can do that and I wouldn't stop her, but she obviously wants to change things which is a different kettle of fish. If you want to change things you need to take real action, not sit around and point the finger in the hopes that people will listen and do it for you. Her making a game is just one idea for an action,(you know, leading by example) where as making a video series telling people things they already know is pissing up a rope.
I'm sure you'll disagree with me and that's fine, but I don't understand why everyone is getting so heated over this. Its really not a big issue.
Here's something to put it into perspective http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZgYso0vxnQ