Altie, french woman, artist as a hobby, physicist, feminist, idealist, geek, dreamer...
I mostly reblog art and fanart I love, and sometimes I post some art of my own, too.
And also feminism. And James McAvoy. For obvious reasons :)
I think Anita is a really strong and brave woman for being to stand up to so much abuse and intense loathing, and to keep doing what she does while dealing with constant threats and fear for her safety. I admire her immensely for that!
I like her videos and think she hits some really strong key points. I see people criticizing her videos for being very basic in their overview but I think that’s the point of them in the first place; they’re introductory explorations into sexism in video games for people who were not fully aware of the severity. They’re not in-depth and to criticize them for them is kind of a moot point because they’re not supposed to be.
As a woman in the games industry I honestly think it’s about time a woman also in the industry stood up to this kind of bullshit instead of quietly backing down into the corner, like women are taught to do. I’m not saying that it hasn’t happened before or anything, but Anita makes a BIG ruckus and gets attention, good and bad, and I think it’s really cool that she’s strong enough to do that and try and get the signal out that male-dominated ‘gaming culture’ needs to change.
Honestly, if somebody I knew criticized and insulted Anita on a personal level (calling her a liar, a thief, femnazi etc etc, I’m not including intelligent criticism of her videos here), I would definitely think less of them, and I’m saying that in the kindest way possible. I think how people respond to Fem Freq and Anita’s troubles is really telling of who they are as a person and how they view woman and gaming culture, as well as themselves in relation to it.