What I find funny as a gamer is feminists claiming that ‘guys cant handle strong women’ or ‘real’ women or whatever other bullshit they want to try to claim. It is especially funny as I covered in this post about video game revisionist history (http://wp.me/p2YaVQ-9f) its the latest flavor de jure of young feminists to target video games as some sort of anti-feminist paradise that ‘attacks’ strong women.
There is actually youtube channels of stupid girls attacking videogames for being misogynist that get hundreds of thousands of dollars, because….A GUY SAVES A GIRL!!! Holy shit the horror.
I got news for anyone that may not have a clue about video games: THEY PRIMARILY ARE MADE BY GUYS FOR OTHER GUYS. So what is a typical guy wanting to see? A male (a proxy for himself) being a badass and saving some hot female. I am sure that statement is somehow ‘anti feminist’ because why would a girl EVER want to be saved? Can’t she save herself? To see the idoicy of the argument, consider if there were guys out there complaining there were not dresses designed with the male in mind. Isnt it discrimination that dress designers aren’t considering my needs as a PERSON and that I WANT a dress?
Some of my favorite characters are women, STRONG women, but not in this stupid feminist bullshit way. Perhaps my all time favorite is this woman right here: Rydia from Final Fantasy 4
- In all her glory
There she is, isnt she great? You know what, I had to use IMAGINATION and read her story to create the character I liked in my mind. Was Rydia a ‘strong female’ like is eponymous STRONG FEMALE we hear feminists want in ‘their’ games and movies? As a matter of fact she was in ways they dont want, but she was NOT designed this way. She was an actual women who was not in your face, she took her burdens without demanding some sort of equality, and through it all actually was kind and protective of the main character.
Let us look at a typical strong female as protrayed by feminists.
Feminists will: Toot their own horns about their accomplishments, talk about them prevailing over the ‘patriarchy’, bash some males along the way, likely be substantially uglier than a typical girl, complain at the first slight, and despite her pride and resting on her laurels will really have done shit when its all said and done.
Rydia’s story is much more tragic, and notice how different she reacts. Your character is basically sent to bomb her village by your kind, and you kill everyone in there including her mom, you find a young (she is like 10ish when you first meet) Rydia crying over her mom’s body. You approach her and she attacks you. (This game is a fantasy game) she summons some monsters in a rage to fight you, and it destroys what is left of the town. You wake up, your group is missing, it is only you and the girl, you dont want to leave her to die so you gather her up and take her to the nearest town.
At this point she predictable hates you, she doesnt talk, is dismissive etc. (Hey sounds like modern girl, and look at what you had to do to Rydia to get her like that!) You leave her at inn when you see soldiers from your kingdom come to finish off the last of the magic users from the town. You try to reason with them, but they insist on killing her. You fight and kill them. Now you a traitor to your kingdom. The girl begins to trust you a bit.
You can’t leave her so you take her with you. Rydia is super weak in combat, having forsaken magic after she finished off her village. (Would feminists excuse this, or is it part of the patriarchy, that a adult badass knight should be the same strength as a 10 year old girl?) There is a part where someone else in your party loses their girlfriend and is broken down, and Rydia has to tell them to get ahold of themselves. Later she decides to use magic again as its the only way they can proceed, overcoming a childhood trauma. Eventually you are on a ship that is attacked by a giant god sea creature, it kills everyone on the boat, including swallowing Rydia up, you are the lone survivor. Bye bye Rydia.
Just kidding, that DOES happen, and you do think she is gone, but you don’t see her for a while. You continue around and later in the game you are fighting a big boss when your party gets paralyzed and about to be killed when suddenly monsters are summoned and…lo and behold who is this hot green haired girl saving my ass? Holy shit! Its adult Rydia! The sea creature god had taken Rydia to the last land of magic users where she trained for the years in some sort of time dilation until she came back to help and save you. You proceed in the game with her in your party from now on.
Here are some things that make Rydia STRONG and not in this bullshit feminist way.
She is stoic about what happened. She is predictably emotional initially, but slowly gets over it, and it not forever weighted by ‘that one time…’
She does not toot her own horn about ‘accomplishments’, she justs saves the day as appropriate, no thanks necessary.
Never mentions anything to boost herself up by her past. She never talks about ‘My family was killed in front of me. I overcame so much to get where I am. Why, if you had to go through what I did, you would have never made it. Did I ever tell you my whole family died?”
Rydia was awesome, considering I was like 12 at the time, young Rydia was my age. Then she grows up into this hot badass, it was so cool. Now that I am older she will always have a place in my heart, and when I hear feminists bitching about video games I want to slap the shit out of them. Could they possibly understand ‘strength’? All they want is an ugly, demanding femcunt taking up most of the screen time as some sort of proof a ‘patriarchy’ is not holding them down.
It is tragic, Rydia is a damn fine example of a ideal ‘strong’ women, and feminists will either just twist her story, or more likely just ignore any proof to the contrary of this fallacious world view of their endless victim-hood. Grow the hell up, you havent done shit, and you havent earned shit.