My problems with socially progressive representation in popular media stems from the fact that I (and many other people) are BAITED into buying and playing these games, and hence being subjected to their PSAs, when that wasn't what we wanted or expected (Gone Home and Life Is Strange, for example).
Gone Home, I would've been pissed with if I hadn't YouTubed first, but playing it myself now, I enjoy it ironically, but not for the story it's trying to tell.
Those messages are being delivered to us COVERTLY under the guise of a supposed horror story or sci-fi story. They're secretly there to PREACH, NOT ENTERTAIN. Imagine if a game you were playing clandestinely, covertly snuck Christian messages into its story; NO ONE LIKES TO BE PREACHED DOWN TO.
Can you imagine how annoying it is for entire races and genders to be completely ignored by mainstream media? Not finding any kind of representation in their favorite pastimes, except maybe as laughing stocks?
Actually, I can, having been a scrawny ass white kid, back when I was in primary school, and being roughed up and flat-out assaulted by the jocks (or anyone bigger than me) day-in and day-out; yes, I do know what it feels like to be marginalized and treated with no respect. Too bad I don't have a lobby, or receive any affirmative action like SOME people do!
Problem is, seems to be ALL/MOST of the representation in popular media today, is women, and ethnic minorities and LGBT, while the straight, white man is depicted as either incompetent, or an asshole.
Of course, that's mostly true of American syndicated TV, which, you probably don't watch, because it's all CRAP anyway, and just because a cast of characters is diverse, doesn't mean the show (or game) is going to be good.
And, of course, there could be as many female, ethnic minority, and LGBT characters as you could possibly want, but it'll never be enough, especially if you're not willing/able to recognize they EXIST, Anita Sarkeesian!
What you are displaying here, mister Dragonfish Dog, is the very definition of straight white male privilege. You don't HAVE to care about these things, because they don't affect you in any way. In fact, you seem insulted by the mere idea of diversity. People like you are the problem.
Oh my f****** Lord, you ARE the stereotype of an SJW.
Want to preach to me about White Guilt, next?
The fact is, I am the one who feels EXCLUDED now, not that I was ever much included in the first place.
I mean, I didn't know I had such PRIVILEGE, being a scrawny ass white kid back in primary school, with all the jocks more or less flat-out physically ASSAULTING me day-in, day-out, and now I'm the bad guy just for being straight and white.
Where's the lobby or affirmative action for scrawny ass white primary school kids who get beat up, and who're neither female or LGBT?
Women, minorities, and LGBT aren't DISCRIMINATED against, they're the ones who receive SPECIAL TREATMENT under the guise of having been mistreated in the past!
The truth is, no matter who you are, by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, etc., there's always going to be someone who wants to cast you to the wayside, and those people cast you to the wayside no matter what demographics you fall under; alleging discrimination on part of any demographic is simply trying to win special treatment.
apart from the fact that the art design is terrible.
At least we can agree on that; someone just doesn't know how to draw faces very well.
They (women) would if they wanted to. But nobody "flocks" to jobs like trash collection.
What kind of point IS that? My point is, women don't like doing dirty jobs, or physical hard labor, so it's kind of ridiculous to assert that women can COMPLETELY replace men.
Honestly don't know if Hebrew is still considered Caucasian, but the odd thing is, Arabs/Palestinians/Middle Easterners, are in fact, still considered to be of the Caucasian race.
So, Amazingu, how's that slick gender studies degree treating you? Being employed one day a week at Local Coffee Shop, for about 4-6 hours per shift, must be treating you pretty well, huh?
I'm not going to dignify that with a serious response,
Actually, you kind of did, by calling any attention to it whatsoever.
People like you are the problem.
And enabling White Knight, SJW Bluepill Mangina Cucks like yourself are the reason that women get away with more than half of the abominable shit (like false rape accusations) that they do.
Have I ever made fun of you (or even made assumptions about you)
Yeah, you've accused me of racism, sexism, bigotry, misogyny, white privilege; you've left a pretty bad taste in my mouth, telling me I "am the problem."