Wednesday, June 15, 2011

those poor exploited women....

Take a look at this video. It's probably one of the most horrible things i've ever seen in my life.





In fact this is so horrible that there was an article written about how horrible this horrible horribleness is. Let's take a look at the blurb.


Anyone with even a passing familiarity of the videogames industry knows E3. It’s without a doubt the biggest day of the year for games PR, and if you’ve ever been you know the event has more in common with a circus than an industry event — Appeasing giveaways, flashy press conferences filled with plastic smiles and marketing rhetoric and scantily-clad women with corporate logos printed on their naughty bits are just a few of the reasons I said “no thanks” to a press pass this year, but it’s the last one in particular that really bothers me. 
There’s long been this troublesome idea that videogames are a male-dominated industry and that dressing up young ladies as cleavage-toting hussies to hawk whatever tenuously related corporate product is merely capitalizing on a demographic. The problem is, this may have been true of the videogame industry 10 years ago, but in America in the year 2011 it’s just, well, embarrassing. 
Even internet comedy troupe Mega64, known for force-injecting their own brand of irreverent low-budget humor into “serious” events like E3, must stare in dumbfounded awe at the sight of grown men getting into a blow-up bouncy castle with a skimpily-dressed female model.
So there you have it, the state of videogames PR in the year 2011: A kid passing around a nudey magazine at a children’s birthday party.

hmm... this seems to be lacking something.. lets inject some Spiracy into it, shall we?

Anyone with even a passing familiarity of the videogames industry knows E3. It’s without a doubt the biggest day of the year for games PR, and if you’ve ever been you know the event has more in common with a circus than an industry event — Appeasing giveaways, flashy press conferences filled with plastic smiles and marketing rhetoric and scantily-clad women with corporate logos printed on their naughty bits are just a few of the reasons I said “no thanks” to a press pass this year, but it’s the last one in particular that really bothers me. 

i'm pleased that you could take the moral high ground on that one. I mean, sure it's a media circus frenzy, and to you it's probably a digital Sodom and Gomorrah. Those fake plastic people and their marketing mumbo jumbo. I'm sure you're sitting at home watching the hullabaloo through your video screen and patting yourself on the back for being such a savvy human being, aren't you?

Or you could have probably just went to E3 ignored all the bs and actually enjoyed the event for what it really was for; the games. I'm sorry I refuse to believe that whole first paragraph, and furthermore I feel like this is just something thrown in to make the point of the article that more valid.  I can see it now. "Gee spiracy would you like to take a few days off to cover this cool event? " , and I would be like "Hell naw, broski. E3 is just an attempt fo da white man to sell me ish i don't need, and to parade half naked women around me to do it. I'm just gonna sit here and write an anti article about how bad it was just to protest, while listening to Rage Against the Machine, cause that's how i roll".  Ironically, I do occasionally listen to Rage. Take that information and do with it what you will.....


There’s long been this troublesome idea that videogames are a male-dominated industry and that dressing up young ladies as cleavage-toting hussies to hawk whatever tenuously related corporate product is merely capitalizing on a demographic. The problem is, this may have been true of the videogame industry 10 years ago, but in America in the year 2011 it’s just, well, embarrassing.

That's so very true. Women are so horribly misused in order to sell to a particular demographic.



I can't possibly think of a reason why anyone would want to exploit women in such a way as to use their bodies in order to capitalize on demographics in order to sell their products.



 I mean this is terrible. almost inhumane. It's a travesty, and I will not stand for it.

this is the trope your trope could smell like. 



It's the year 2011 and gosh darn it people are people and need to not have their bodies used to sell stuff!!11

....where was I? ... oh yes.
 Even internet comedy troupe Mega64, known for force-injecting their own brand of irreverent low-budget humor into “serious” events like E3, must stare in dumbfounded awe at the sight of grown men getting into a blow-up bouncy castle with a skimpily-dressed female model. 
So there you have it, the state of videogames PR in the year 2011: A kid passing around a nudey magazine at a children’s birthday party.

um....well it wasn't really dumbfounded staring. It was more like "hey look at those asshats over there jumping around for a big screen tv". Also, if that girl is designated as "skimpy dressed" , then he is sorely mistaken. Compared to Elvira this lady is wearing a nun's habit.


there's two reasons why you're staring at this and they're not "humor" and "relevancy" 

The moral is this - the world is the same as it's always been. Sex sells, and people exploit others for..... (hey!! eyes on the final thought, please... thank you) the sake of selling things. Men and women are exploited, and yet they willingly exploit themselves just as much as any corporation or business ever could to get the things they either want or need. I could just as easily take the high road in an article, and bash E3 for the sake of looking like some sainted white knight for womankind to think that i'm so enlightened. However, I refuse to do so. I'm a human being, not a paragon of virtue.


I can probably tell you the state of E3 in fewer words than this guy; "Business as usual"



Game on.

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