New video game where girls kill boys by throwing tampons at them.

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New video game where girls kill boys by throwing tampons at them.
Unionist

It belongs in the United States. Oh wait...

 

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Don't just talk about it; go play it.

mark_alfred

Difficult game.  My high score is 121.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

It's not a terribly complex game, but then neither was Flappy Bird.

It'd be kind of cool for the two developers if it got as popular (and as financially successful).

I think my high score is, like, 30.  But cut me some slack; what do I know about tampons??  I'm a bit out of my element here.

Brachina

 Wow a game where girls kills boys and this is seen as feminism? This is the kind of bull shit that is ruining feminism reputation. If one wishes to deal with the issue that some men don't like discussing femanine hygine, surely they're are far more intelligent ways that don't play to stereotypes about feminists. How would people feel about a game where boys killed girls with jock straps? 

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Are we sure they're dead?

Because in most video games involving characters, when you zap them or hit them or run into them or whatever, they go "bloop!" and disappear.  And then half the time, reappear.

Anyway, in one of the most popular, financially successful and realistic video game franchises of all time, you can beat a sex worker quite graphically.  So I expect most people would take jock-strap killing of 8-bit sprites in perspective.

onlinediscountanvils

Brachina wrote:

Wow a game where girls kills boys and this is seen as feminism?

I think most people will be able to recognize it as completely outside the realm of reality, and thus not a frightening example of creeping "misandry".

In general, women most often reported being victimized by men regardless of crime type, and this was the case as well for male victims. Men were considered the accused in 81% of cases of violent victimization against women, and in 79% of cases of violent victimization against males; whereas females accounted for 10% of victimizations against females and 10% against males. These findings are supported by results from other studies in the United States, where the majority of perpetrators that came to the attention of the criminal justice system were men (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2006; Heimer and Lauritsen, 2008; U.S. Department of Justice, 2009).

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85f0033m/2010024/part-partie1-eng.htm#h2_6

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGqmHucW8NQ]Be thankful they're only throwing tampons.[/url]

 

Brachina wrote:

This is the kind of bull shit that is ruining feminism reputation.

LOL

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

I'm sure that the young developers originally intended for the boys who were hit by tampons to turn into Decent Guys, but they didn't know how to animate that.

oldgoat

I'm strongly inlined to see Brachina's point, and were I still moderating this would be a longer post

Pondering

Awwww, please make it longer. Cry I want to know what you would have said.

mark_alfred

Brachina wrote:

 Wow a game where girls kills boys and this is seen as feminism? This is the kind of bull shit that is ruining feminism reputation. If one wishes to deal with the issue that some men don't like discussing femanine hygine, surely they're are far more intelligent ways that don't play to stereotypes about feminists. How would people feel about a game where boys killed girls with jock straps? 

No one is being killed.  It's tampons, not bullets. 

Speaking of tampons, good news:  NDP secures a victory for women -- Conservatives agree to remove unfair tax on feminine hygiene products

Brachina

mark_alfred wrote:

Brachina wrote:

 Wow a game where girls kills boys and this is seen as feminism? This is the kind of bull shit that is ruining feminism reputation. If one wishes to deal with the issue that some men don't like discussing femanine hygine, surely they're are far more intelligent ways that don't play to stereotypes about feminists. How would people feel about a game where boys killed girls with jock straps? 

No one is being killed.  It's tampons, not bullets. 

Speaking of tampons, good news:  NDP secures a victory for women -- Conservatives agree to remove unfair tax on feminine hygiene products

 Remember Mark its not Tampons that kill people, it people that kill people :-) 

 And that is good news, basic needs products such not be subject to consumption taxes as if they're a luxury.

Pondering

Brachina wrote:

 Wow a game where girls kills boys and this is seen as feminism? This is the kind of bull shit that is ruining feminism reputation. If one wishes to deal with the issue that some men don't like discussing femanine hygine, surely they're are far more intelligent ways that don't play to stereotypes about feminists. How would people feel about a game where boys killed girls with jock straps? 

Misogyny is alive and well. They are not killer tampons and there are lots and lots of games in which boys kill girls with all manner of things and rape them too.

Here is the intro to the game:

It's totally normal.

Menstruation is totally normal.

And yet, women are taught that it is embarassing and crude. (boy says ew)

We disagree so we made a game to combat the stigma.

Our hero is armed with tampons.

Her mission is to rid the world of the menstrual taboo.

girl says "It's time to open your mind, period shamer!

"It's an essential bodily function!

I'm chauvinism's worst nightmare!

Go ahead, make one more PMS joke.

No shame in my period game!

ITS TIME TO GET OVER IT.

And the first step is TAMPON RUN

Watch out! If you collide with enemies they will take away your tampons. Use your tampons to defend yourself, but DON'T. RUN. OUT.

................................

If you play the game you will note that the tampons are not even red.

Notice it says "Use your tampons to defend yourself".

Girls are defending themselves with tampons, not attacking with them. The game is about self-defence not aggression.

What should we talk about next, racism against white people?

 

Brachina

And feminists freak out when a game invovles the killing of women, even if its not needed to win or rewarded and the same game invovles murdering scores of men. My issue is more the hypocracy then the actual content. If content makes some women uncomfortable its a violation of they're triggers, when some content makes men uncomfortable they're jerks. Lots of people don't like taking about bowl movements, unwanted erections, snot and other biological functions and find them ew, but no one gets villified for they're discomfort.

Caissa

This thread feels more like Babble Banter than the Feminism Forum.

Pondering

Brachina wrote:

And feminists freak out when a game invovles the killing of women, even if its not needed to win or rewarded and the same game invovles murdering scores of men. My issue is more the hypocracy then the actual content. If content makes some women uncomfortable its a violation of they're triggers, when some content makes men uncomfortable they're jerks. Lots of people don't like taking about bowl movements, unwanted erections, snot and other biological functions and find them ew, but no one gets villified for they're discomfort.

I haven't noticed any outcry from men. Most seem to find it amusing not threatening or hostile.

Where is this vilification of offended men you speak of? 

I wish more men would reject the killing of men in video games.

There is no comparision between tampon run, which does not involve killing men, to the plethora of video games in which women are either the prize or the victims.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Brachina wrote:
And feminists freak out when a game invovles the killing of women, even if its not needed to win or rewarded and the same game invovles murdering scores of men. My issue is more the hypocracy then the actual content. If content makes some women uncomfortable its a violation of they're triggers, when some content makes men uncomfortable they're jerks. Lots of people don't like taking about bowl movements, unwanted erections, snot and other biological functions and find them ew, but no one gets villified for they're discomfort.

This reaction is fucked up. I think I'm asking you to stay out of this thread now, Brachina.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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when a game invovles the killing of women, even if its not needed to win or rewarded

I hope it's not out of line to note this, even if the author can't reply, but I think it's interesting.

If beating a sex worker, in Grand Theft Auto, got you a ton of points and unlocked the Turbo Ferrari, that would be bad. 

But if it's NOT rewarded with points or perks, then I think we can assume that it's ITS OWN REWARD.  Which is badder.