— Feminist Frequency (@femfreq)
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.
WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST READ
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.
Each and everyone of these dbags deserve a punch in the throat and groin.
I bet most of these dumbasses live in their moms basements and haven’t even breathed near a girl.
This just makes me really fucking mad