Genki Responds to Tropes vs. Women in Video Games Video
We recently posted about Anita Sarkeesian’s Damsels in Distress: Part 1 video in the Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series. Gaming with Genki’s very own Genki decided to make a response video, in which he offers up a different perspective.
Genki is of the opinion that Sarkeesian may have skewed the facts a little in order to support her argument without really giving anyone a chance to disagree with her. He cites the fact that she turned off users’ ability to leave comments or ratings on her video as a sign that she doesn’t want to debate the issue of sexism in video games and would rather just release specific bits of evidence that support her claim.
While he doesn’t disagree with the fact that sexism still exists in today’s world, in video games or otherwise, he does think that Sarkeesian’s arguments support the fact that, rather than being sexist towards women in their games, Nintendo just happens to be lazy and doesn’t care much for story, which is why you see the same tropes over and over in their titles.
Watch his response below and the offer up your own opinions on the matter. Is the games industry inherently sexist? Why or why not? Let us know!