Heya! I don't have many characters to work with here, so excuse me if this sounds blunt- I mean well! Firstly, that Dead Island thing in the UK-- It was a pun. It's a bust. It's not for dudes to get hot over; it's a pun about getting a bust, of a bust. Most men might not be harassed as much as most girls, but it's still gross for the ones who are. People dislike Anita for her lack of research, ignorance of subject matter, and calling people sexist without merit, not because she's a woman.
Did you get a good look at the tits on that thing? And, is that a nipple I see in that pic? Also, it’s wearing a thong. And, “bust” is not mentioned anywhere in the ad. Why is it in a bikini? Why not a less sexual swimsuit? You seem well-intentioned, so I apologize if this comes across as harsh, but it is incredibly naive not to see this as an attempt to use sex as a selling point. It happens all the time, especially in games. It’s happening here.
(Also, I don’t think you understand how puns work. Busts, as in women’s chests, are called busts for the same reason that busts, as in the statues, are called busts: The word literally describes the same thing, making it very much not a pun. “Bust” refers to the upper part of people’s bodies.)
No one is ever disputing that harassment is gross regardless of which gender is the victim. That’s a given; it’s understood. “The holocaust was awful.” “Yeah, well, Gentiles died during the war too.” Yes. Okay. True, but it’s completely beside the point, and it undermines the suffering of the oppressed.
Those are not the only reasons that people dislike Anita. When you think someone is ignorant or doesn’t do enough research, you do not send them death and rape threats. You do that if you’re a misogynistic psychopath.
i've seen sexism and oppression coming from men and women at my workplace. Thew women there outnumber the males in top positions. Some of them are sweet and kindhearted people that I've developed friendships with; others are very mean spirited and have openly talked down and made fun of other workers, not only behind their backs but to their face. Of course having a boss that constantly spits out sexist remarks and ignorant jokes is hellish for them. hatred is everywhere.
Like I said, that doesn’t necessarily strike me as oppression. That just strikes me as people being dicks to other people. But, yes, harassment is awful and uncalled for no matter who is the victim. The point still stands, however, that it is significantly more prevalent for women to be the victims in these cases.
Either way, I’m sorry you and your co-workers have to work in those conditions. Assholes are assholes, regardless of gender.
I didn't think any term could annoy me more than the pejorative uses of "white knight" and "SJW," but the increasingly frequent calls for "objective reviews" is driving me up the wall. They are asking for something so contradictory it's impossible.
Those three terms are part of the vocabulary of selfish, small-minded, insecure people who are afraid of anyone else getting a piece of their pie. They want to be catered to and, like most children, fail to realize that life isn’t about being catered to — something which is even more true when you’re part of the people group who maintains cultural dominance.
They’re big babies, is what I’m saying.