A Measured Response to Harry Brewis (hbomberguy): Objectification and Power Fantasy in Video Games

Senran Kagura Cast

TW: Mentions of misogyny, lesbophobia, biphobia, and transphobia.

I have been meaning to touch upon the subject of objectification for a very long time. I have mentioned it in a lot of my work and I have made it known that it is a very personal subject to me, and it has often served as somewhat of a berserk button of mine. By far the most viewed article of mine was a response to then Destructoid writer Jed Whitaker’s own article about Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkuni, that claimed it was “Dynasty Warriors for pedophiles.” To say that I was not happy with it is like saying that the Holocaust was a bit of a bummer. That article of mine is perhaps the angriest piece I have ever written (and that I ever will).

What  particularly enraged me was how patronizing and condescending that Jed was to his own target audience and how little respect he had, in addition to hideously homophobic and sexist implications present throughout, despite the fact that he was clearly trying to be a feminist ally. Due to not wanting to be lumped in with the gamer bro AIW crowd, I tried to make my piece sound as feministy as possible and tried to address precisely WHY Jed Whitaker’s views were as harmful as they are. It seemed to have the opposite effect as it actually became very well received among anti-feminist GamerGate supporters, enough so that it was even retweeted by Ian Miles Cheong (which is probably how it got over 1300 total views when most of my pieces don’t even break 100).

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Rant: Heatstreet claims Keijo is Child Porn

Heatstreet | Keijo

Note: This rant was originally posted on October 25th of 2016, just to explain any comparisons to events occurring at the time.

*Sigh* and I thought the Kotaku article was asinine.


In my first episode commentary on the anime series Keijo!!!!!!!!, I made a point about how the main factor that motivated me to watch it was Kotaku’s hit piece on it. I initially said that I didn’t even bother to read the article in question due to a sheer lack of respect. I changed that now and have read through it simply so I can confirm that yes, Heatstreet managed to make something even stupider. Oh, and also because the first thing you read in this article is a quote from Kotaku’s.

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