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Comment: Re: Her work (Score 1) 1262

by Belial6 (#47813387) Attached to: Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls
From the transcripts:

All this marketing is inescapable and young people and adults alike internalize these deeply harmful and limiting messages. Although we don’t wanna believe it, the truth of it is, is that advertising actually works to manipulate us and it works really well, or else corporations wouldn’t do it. What LEGO should have done if they were serious about expanding the LEGO universe to include girls is to actually include them in a meaningful way, not segregate and separate them into their own pink enclave. In the future here are two suggestions that LEGO can use as a starting point to think about producing and marketing new products. First, they’ve got to integrate more female minifigs characters into their themes and make them the focus of those sets. Then they’ve got to completely drop “ladyfig” doll thing from the entire LEGO universe. Secondly, LEGO needs to go back to the drawing board and create products that foster creativity and imagination that children of all genders will adore. They can start by deemphasizing the macho testosterone and the combat

It does require that you are able to follow more than three sentences when someone is trying to make a point. Her call to "deemphasize" testosterone was not some random suggestion that she was making without thought, she was quite clear that it was "deeply harmful and limiting".

So, yes. the statement is absolutely true. No matter how much you would like to sweep it under the rug. You should read the transcript before you claim it does not say something.

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 1) 1262

by Belial6 (#47813331) Attached to: Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls
From the transcripts:

All this marketing is inescapable and young people and adults alike internalize these deeply harmful and limiting messages. Although we don’t wanna believe it, the truth of it is, is that advertising actually works to manipulate us and it works really well, or else corporations wouldn’t do it. What LEGO should have done if they were serious about expanding the LEGO universe to include girls is to actually include them in a meaningful way, not segregate and separate them into their own pink enclave. In the future here are two suggestions that LEGO can use as a starting point to think about producing and marketing new products. First, they’ve got to integrate more female minifigs characters into their themes and make them the focus of those sets. Then they’ve got to completely drop “ladyfig” doll thing from the entire LEGO universe. Secondly, LEGO needs to go back to the drawing board and create products that foster creativity and imagination that children of all genders will adore. They can start by deemphasizing the macho testosterone and the combat

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 1) 1262

by Belial6 (#47813297) Attached to: Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

All this marketing is inescapable and young people and adults alike internalize these deeply harmful and limiting messages. Although we don’t wanna believe it, the truth of it is, is that advertising actually works to manipulate us and it works really well, or else corporations wouldn’t do it. What LEGO should have done if they were serious about expanding the LEGO universe to include girls is to actually include them in a meaningful way, not segregate and separate them into their own pink enclave. In the future here are two suggestions that LEGO can use as a starting point to think about producing and marketing new products. First, they’ve got to integrate more female minifigs characters into their themes and make them the focus of those sets. Then they’ve got to completely drop “ladyfig” doll thing from the entire LEGO universe. Secondly, LEGO needs to go back to the drawing board and create products that foster creativity and imagination that children of all genders will adore. They can start by deemphasizing the macho testosterone and the combat

Comment: Re:I like... (Score 1) 643

by Belial6 (#47787185) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras
While your description of the situation is correct, it doesn't change the fact that the police, prosecutors and judges are circumventing due process. Frequently threatening people with crimes that they know they did not commit in an attempt to get a confession under duress. The two descriptions of our legal system do not conflict.

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 1) 1262

Says the person defending a woman who's career is built on denouncing the evil ways of others, and calling for everyone to follow her righteous ways. Your insult applies to your hero, not me. She is the kind of feminist who would tell a stay at home mother, that she is "Only" a housewife.

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 2) 1262

The whole point of the video was to list the things that Lego is doing wrong. Did you not get that? If facial hair were not bad, why would she say that Lego should get rid of it? Lego did not decide that pink was "for girls". People like Anita did. Lego makes pink toys for the same reason that the store who sold Anita her sweater makes pink sweaters. Because that is what people like Anita buy. She is trying to lay the blame for her own behavior at the feet of Lego.

Sure, Lego sees their primary demographic as boys, and that leads to them using boys in ads, but this is the world we live in. She doesn't just ask Lego to start advertising to girls. She doesn't just ask Lego to start making toys that appeal to her view of what girls should want. She wants Lego to stop making toys that boys want because she finds masculinity to be offensive.

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 1) 1262

Me: I'm not excusing people who make threats
You: you appear to believe that she and her family deserve to be threatened with rape, torture and execution
I suspect that it isn't a reading comprehension problem, but that you are so on board with "men are evil" that you ignore anything said that doesn't fit your women are victims, men are evil narrative.

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