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More like Battlefield VAGINA! Doofuses attack imaginary video game ladies by all making the same dumb joke

Oh that’s clever, bet no one’s thought of this yet

By David Futrelle

So the gamebros are up in arms about the fifth installment in the Battlefield series, Battlefield V, because the game, set in World War II, has LADIES in it, which makes it TOTALLY UNREALISTIC because there were NO LADIES in WWII, well ok maybe there were actually a bunch of ladies in WWII, some of them serving in combat even but goddammit WHY CAN’T OUR MALE SPACE BE SACRED ah bloo bloo bloo.

So anyway a bunch of these broflakes have decided to fight the female menace … by all posting the same dumb joke.

https://twitter.com/DordTheGhost/status/999705460885344263

https://twitter.com/Daimuzu/status/999548810450866176

https://twitter.com/TiddieSlapsII/status/999537983329112065

https://twitter.com/GearsofSkorge/status/999417263978672130

https://twitter.com/muricanmuslim/status/999406430364098561

https://twitter.com/dualbIades/status/999396908979376128

https://twitter.com/niggat1ve/status/999395932809637889

https://twitter.com/fioquattro/status/999382176427802625

https://twitter.com/yourincelmcm/status/999733482522755072

Gotta love all those Tweeters with anime avatars complaining that Battlefield V isn’t “realistic” enough. YOU KNOW PEOPLE’S EYES AREN’T THAT BIG IN REAL LIFE RIGHT?

https://twitter.com/QuackityHD/status/999400107358420992

https://twitter.com/GiometryE/status/999396333147557889

https://twitter.com/DaPaperAssassin/status/999405219447492608

https://twitter.com/GioTomelleri/status/999409215981735941

https://twitter.com/xDANIEDx/status/999420817443344384

https://twitter.com/BondAkshay/status/999680270126145536

https://twitter.com/OldRowSwig/status/999643253438853120

https://twitter.com/OldRowSwig/status/999690305841414145

Well that’s enough of that. There are more. Many, many, many more.

Even if you don’t speak German I think you can probably figure out what that last one is saying.

It’s always a bit amusing to me when dudes get mad about asskicking female characters in video games, claiming that these characters are “unrealistic” or “historically inaccurate.” VIDEO GAMES AREN’T REALISTIC. THAT’S WHY WE LIKE TO PLAY THEM. In real life, hedgehogs mosey along through the grass at about one-billionth of a mile an hour; in video games you can play a blue hedgehog that speeds through an assortment of surreal  landscapes at supersonic speeds.

In real wars, if you get shot, you fall down injured and maybe even die; in video games you can barrel ahead after being hit multiple times — and regenerate your health by hiding behind something for a few seconds.

I think these gifs say all that need to be said about the “unrealistic ” complaints.

 

115 replies on “More like Battlefield VAGINA! Doofuses attack imaginary video game ladies by all making the same dumb joke”

Hmm, i wonder if there are going famous battles like “A vagina to far”, the operation “Vaginagarden”, “The leg bridge over the golden river Kawaii”, and obviously the V-Day (the Vagina day, obviously, which, contrarily to the Cock day, is the longest… shame on me for this one).

Hmm, i think that the first time i write vagine so many time in a single sentence…
Anyway, Battlefield Vagina Vs Cock of Duty, which will be the wiener ?

I have too much empathy.
I’m actually feeling the embarrassment that these clods should be but inexplicably aren’t.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo6PgC0cP4c

These are the same people who engaged in swatting/doxxing/harrassment/etc campaigns (with laughable military inspired ‘operation’ names) against women in the games sphere who didn’t affirm and applaud their bullshit worldviews on the pretext that Zoe Quinn had sex at some point. But, sure, the SJWs are the ones pushing Battlefield Vagina

Re: TB
Not sad he’s gone. Not happy that all the shit he helped mainstream don’t go away with him. Not comfortable with him being so young or with his family having to pick up the pieces far earlier than anyone should have to. And that’s all I’ll ever hafta say about that. Also, fuck cancer

In season 3 of The Walking Dead there was a scene where Michonne, a badass with a katana, took on the rather pen-pushing combat-avoiding Governor, and the usual gang was writing in complaining it was unrealistic that a woman could even hold her own against a man. This in a show that had the brain-dead undead in the title!

Well of course Battlefield V let me think about what the V could stand for. Victory is normally asociated with it (There was a 80s SCIFI show that is in my mind)
Comicfans may asociate it with Vendatta.
So in a way missed chance perhaps.
I mean if the game isn’t for you don’t play it.

@Dr. Thang

One of the things they promised was to include playable female character, despite it being a WW1 game, and there weren’t really any women fighting in WW1 as far as I know.

There were a few women fighting in WW1. Quite often they had to disguise themselves as men since women weren’t allowed to serve. One of them was Milunka Savic who became one of the most highly decorated women in history.

Wow Mulinka Savic is almost exaclty 100 years older than me – just 3 days difference! I love learning about these heroic women

Wow Mulinka Savic is almost exaclty 100 years older than me – just 3 days difference! I love learning about these heroic women!

Roosh Vagina?

No, of course not. Roosh V knows less than nothing about vaginas. I speak with authority on the topic of vaginas because I have one on my person at all times.

Just as the “W” in George W. Bush most assuredly does not stand for “women,” so too the “V” in Roosh V does not stand for “vagina.” What it does stand for is disinfotainment.

ooops! David please will you delete one of my double comments?

*dons mansplaining trilby*

Actually, V stands for the roman numeral 5.

These dudes are always griping about disposable males being cannon fodder for the battle front. They should be happy that women are joining in.

*dons mansplaining trilby*

Actually, V stands for the roman numeral 5.

These dudes are always griping about disposable males being cannon fodder for the battle front. They should be happy that women are joining in.

@occasional reader

Anyway, Battlefield Vagina Vs Cock of Duty, which will be the wiener ?

You win the internet

something happening today with double posts…🤔 there is a gremlin

‘Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably Priced Love, and a Hard – Boiled Egg !’

‘Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably Priced Love, and a Hard – Boiled Egg !’

Ah, May 25th! Thanks to the unseasonably early summer, lilacs have just begun flowering where I live.

As long as the gremlin just diplicates harmless comments let him have some fun.

Oh hey, I was just talking about the Cult of the Soldier in the last thread! Here’s another sterling example!

Seriously, where’s Call of Duty: Zululand or Battlefield: Transvaal? Nope, still milking that one conflict where there was an unambiguous repressive and expansionist project on the part of the Axis powers. At least the Battlefield series took at stab at the First World War. Never played it, so I don’t know how well it turned out, but they actual delved into the Great Imperial conflict that engulfed the whole damned planet and made sure to actually make it global (AFAIK).

I actually think the sexism plays into the Cult of the Soldier as well. For all the lauding of the military that takes place in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain, I know that female soldiers and sailors are treated like shit in both the US and Canada, with flagrant sexual harassment issues throughout the chain of command. A bunch of dipshit fanboys who think that popular media depictions of events makes them history scholars sounding off on women in combat is just the icing on the shit sundae. So much for respecting the troops.

I don’t know, when it comes to me and WWII games… there’s a thousand stories to tell and I’m sure seeing any of them depicted would be huge, but it’s always the same handful of battles involving the US and Russia (with the UK occasionally let in from the back yard). Call of Duty 2 was really the only one I felt that did the major events justice, but even that one felt kinda hemmed in by its focus on Europe (although it was nice to see the desert war depicted). World At War got some Pacific Theater action in, but that one felt even more disjointed with massive time jumps between missions.

Overlord, Stalingrad, Berlin, they’ve been done. Try something new! North Africa, Burma, Honk Kong, Italy… seriously, a simulation of the Battle of Monte Cassino where you play as a Polish soldier storming the ruins… I am on it like a bonnet.

Hell, if you can somehow depict the Battle Off Samar… now that would make for some high seas drama! Not sure how you could do it in a video game, though.

As for TotalBiscuit… never watched, only knew him to be a GamerGater. Cancer sucks and is awful. TB sucked and was awful. And that’s all I’ll say on that.

@Gatecrasher

RE:guys crying about Women in XCom

I bet they also had a few thing to say about the ‘ride of the valkyries’ achievement as well.

Regarding TB: Just the idea of a web celebrity (if you can call it that) dying is surreal af to me. Like, I have the weirdest feeling of pseudo-survivers guilt right now? I was just having a normal day while he was dying – really surreal. I don’t know much about the guy, but I know he defended some of his trans women guests from harassment, so he at least did something nice.

Regarding Battlefield: Getting really tired of all these WWII shooter games that thrive on fighting without acknowledging the politics behind it. Wolfenstien II came the closest to actually SAYING something about it, though it had a few missteps. And it’s an EA game, so it’s probably gonna be full of microtransaction/lootbox bullshit like Call of Duty WWII was.

Jim Stirling is an okay dude, though I understand how his persona can be a bit abrasive for some. It’s through him I found out about Laura Kate Dale, who’s a trans woman game journalist. He’s also one of the few queer and polyamorous “game journalists” I know, which is a plus.

Re: Total Biscuit

My opinion of him is kind of torn between knowledge of his serious douchiness during GamerGate but I like his contributions to Polaris Co Optional podcasts. I remember reading a tweet of a year or two ago where he said he’d been given less than a year to live. I checked up his channel last week and saw he’s still alive AND saw an interview he did where he said his cancer had stabilised. And I decided I felt happy about it. After all, cancer fucking sucks.

On another note, I’m not even Irish but I’m feeling the hype around today’s referendum. COME ON IRELAND DO THE RIGHT THING.

And something that will burn the OP’s shorts:

A Night Witches Game!! – by Bully Pulpit Games

bullypulpitgames.com/games/night-witches/
Night Witches is a tabletop role-playing game about women at war. As a member of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, you’ll answer the call of your Motherland.

*cackles*

Speaking of World War II, here’s a song that came to my mind today, about a ship that started out as a steamer, then was converted to an armed merchant cruiser for wartime service. The captain went down with the ship and was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross:

for valour in challenging hopeless odds and giving his life to save the many ships it was his duty to protect. On the 5th of November, 1940, in heavy seas, Captain Fegen, in His Majesty’s Armed Merchant Cruiser Jervis Bay, was escorting thirty-eight Merchantmen. Sighting a powerful German warship he at once drew clear of the Convoy, made straight for the Enemy, and brought his ship between the Raider and her prey, so that they might scatter and escape. Crippled, in flames, unable to reply, for nearly an hour the Jervis Bay held the German’s fire. So she went down: but of the Merchantmen all but four or five were saved.

https://taliskimberley.bandcamp.com/track/jervis-bay

Bombing in Mississauga restaurant. 15 injured, but so far no fatalities: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/05/24/multiple-people-sent-to-hospital-after-explosion-at-mississauga-restaurant.html

Huh, the Star also has this article on Kermit J. Peterson… from the guy who got him his job: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/2018/05/25/i-was-jordan-petersons-strongest-supporter-now-i-think-hes-dangerous.html

Headline says it all… kind of a terrifying read at places. Peterson seems to be on the verge of megalomania the way he talks about “five minutes to midnight.”

Seriously, getting more than a few Jim Jones vibes about him.

@Victorious Parasol

That’s another element of WWII that doesn’t enter the popular discourse very often. Having toured the HMCS Sackville in Halifax Harbour, there’s a lot to be said about the bravery of the merchant crews and those tasked with protecting them.

How those kids (and at least the corvettes were crewed by 18- or 19-year old kids) survived out there in the frigid North Atlantic is nothing short of astonishing on its own.

Sorry to be spamming, but I found this article that sets the record straight on the Bob Rae years (relevant to the Ontario election): http://albertapolitics.ca/2018/05/28-years-and-counting-conservatives-in-alberta-and-ontario-continue-to-misrepresent-bob-raes-record/

I was five years old when Rae became Premier, but even I remember the Rae Days when I got the day off school because the teachers weren’t being paid. And even after 28 years, I still get Bob Rae scaremongering on Twitter.

Yet those same people refuse to remember the dark days of the Harris years that followed….

Hey fellow Ontario Mammotheers, want a blast from the past? Check this out:

https://youtu.be/W02salOTJNc?t=8m8s

Man, Bob Rae could rock a mullet back in ’85.

@Katamount Thank you for the Bob Rae link! I’ve been looking for something like that to post in rebuttal whenever I see comments about how horrible the NDP is when they get in power. (Yes, sometimes it’s true, but then, that’s true for all parties.)

@RedSilkPhoenix:

So this game has superpowered horses, proto-Transformer airplanes, and Warner Bro. characters running around. Did I sum up those clips right?

Yup. The franchise is basically a bunch of cartoon superheroes crouch-running around a Very Serious Battleplace.

I read recently about Operation Hannibal. When the Red Army advanced into Prussia in late 1944, the Courland Peninsula (in Latvia) was cut off from rest of German-controlled territory. A massive evacuation by sea was begun, bringing as many civilians and troops to Kiel as possible. The two greatest maritime disasters in history occurred when two of the ships were sunk by Soviet submarines. The survivors made it to Germany in time to surrender to British troops.

Hardly anyone outside Germany knows about it, but it was three times bigger than Dunkirk. All of those terrified people crossing the Baltic under constant attack from the air and sea, and the best they hope for was becoming a POW in the West instead of the East. Over half of them were civilians.

Stories like this make me realize why post-war Europeans would have thought, “here’s an idea – let’s never do this again.” For Americans, war is a foreign country; you go there, most of you come back.

It’s always hilarious to me when someone (like Swig up there) rants, screaming and crying, and then asks if the imaginary other person is triggered. Like nah, bro, the only crying I’m hearing is coming from you. Leave it to a bunch of dudbros to write “Battlefield Vagina” over and over and think someone ELSE is triggered.

@ Victorious Parasol:

On a similar but slightly less tragic note, I learned a few weeks ago that the first commercial aircraft to circumnavigate the globe was a Pan-Am Clipper whose crew, in the first week of December of 1941, were doing their regular flight down to New Zealand and heard about Pearl Harbour shortly before reaching Aukland.

Their emergency instructions in the event of war were to consider themselves and their plane on loan to the US Navy, so they contacted them after landing and were told to strip off anything that identified them as an American craft and try to get back to US territory without being captured by any members of the Axis. This ultimately required them to plot a new flight path, around the other side of the globe.

They made it back by early January of 1942.

Part of me wants to force these incel bozos out of their basements and do this as a stage show: “The Battlefield Monologues”.

Normal men and women can sit in the audience and throw rotten fruit at them.

Yup. The franchise basically a bunch of cartoon superheroes crouch-running around a Very Serious Battleplace.

I saw some of those clips on Twitter last night and honestly, I got more realism out of the 1990 Red Baron game.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/06/Red_Baron_Coverart.png

https://r.mprd.se/fup/up/94636-Red_Baron_(1990)(Dynamix)-1.jpg

Marvel as you go from a plane that handles like a shopping cart with a bad wheel to a plane that handles shopping cart with a good wheel!

Thrill as you stall out every eight seconds trying to gain altitude on your opponent!

Be amazed at the realism of your single machine gun jamming after firing it for more than two straight seconds!

Lose yourself (and the bombers you’re escorting) in stunning 8-bit landscapes!

Fly shit aircraft as the Entente gets eaten for lunch by the Fokker Scourge until 1916.

Get killed by the greatest aces ever to take the skies as they outmaneuver your Sopwith Snipe with their Fokker Eindeckers, after they’ve brought wingmen to a duel they promised to fly solo (yes, they cheat!).

Am I selling this game right? 😀

(Actually, the game itself is pretty fun. It’s customizable, so you can actually turn off the realism factors like gun jams and fuel depletion and just enjoy mowing down hapless enemies as you rack up victories en route to promotion, medals and your own custom plane! There’s very little more satisfying than seeing the screen read “You’ve just killed Manfred von Richthofen! Save recording?” Yes, yes I would like to record it!)

Katamount:

Headline says it all… kind of a terrifying read at places. Peterson seems to be on the verge of megalomania the way he talks about “five minutes to midnight.”

Wow, thanks for that article. Holy shit. That’s… that’s quite something. Wouldn’t surprise me if his followers start wearing brown shirts.

wars aren’t won by steely-eyed lantern-jawed alphas

The historical record shows that they are typically won by the side with superior logistics, unless there’s a very huge tech disparity (on the order of conquistadores vs. Incas).

There is an old adage that “History is written by the victors,” so it seems likely that wars are won by historians.

@Katamount

Seriously, where’s Call of Duty: Zululand or Battlefield: Transvaal? Nope, still milking that one conflict where there was an unambiguous repressive and expansionist project on the part of the Axis powers.

Well, they did branch out a teeny bit; there was Battlefield Vietnam. I was kinda hoping they’d follow it up with a Battlefield Korea, but instead we just got a series of boring modernish/futurish warfare games instead.

Battlefield Transvaal sounds like it would be interesting, though perhaps having a game where both sides are assholes might be difficult to sell?

having a game where both sides are assholes might be difficult to sell?

Warhammer 40k has been going strong since the 80s AFAIK.

@Paramount

Ontario Mamother here in the northern half. The year Rae’s ndp was voted out was my first ever year voting as I turned 18 a month before the election. Mom worked for the incumbent mpp and we were all members of the riding assn. I had the privilege of not only seconding the incumbent’s nomination for reelection, but Premier Rae was to appear for a speech before the official stuff. The MC forgot to write a French version of her thank you – she was Anglophone- so my bilingual self was asked to write something up less than half an hour before the speech and I spoke it after hers. Rae was a decent man, was kind to my nervous and shaking self and made me feel welcome. Doesn’t deserve the vitriol he gets in this province.

Robert Walker-Smith wrote

Stories like this make me realize why post-war Europeans would have thought, “here’s an idea – let’s never do this again.” For Americans, war is a foreign country; you go there, most of you come back.

It’s a shame people exspecially in my homecountry didn’t learn that after the first world war.
I think what played a role also was the total loss, no one could denie it this time.
A horror about everythink that happened during the time of the dictatorship (not to tricker filters) played hopfully a role, too for never again.

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation wrote:

The historical record shows that they are typically won by the side with superior logistics, unless there’s a very huge tech disparity (on the order of conquistadores vs. Incas).

There are historians that are sure that WWII was basicly lost shortly after it started. You can’t win if you atack a enemy whit way superior numbers in an area that is unknown to you.
Numbers are a huge factor in the war, if you have a similar technological level.
And the quality of the leadership plays a role, too.
Motivation of soldiers…

The historical record shows that they are typically won by the side with superior logistics, unless there’s a very huge tech disparity (on the order of conquistadores vs. Incas).

And Conquistadores vs Incas was won by the side whose immune systems were accustomed to Old World disease loads. Their better tech ~helped,~ I guess.

I love practically everything about this thread and this community but, given my nym, I would be remiss if I didn’t say

GNU Terry Pratchett

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