Theremin wrote:Not to split hairs, but the problem isn't with the way he's delivering his message, but with the message itself.
So, the point of the whole thing is that he's talking about things that are totally normal
in the games industry. Like, can you really name one of Mai Shiranui's character traits? No, she's pretty much just the tits. And he writes as someone who is TOTALLY OKAY WITH THAT, like it's not fucked up at all, when of course it's super fucked up. The hope, I'd imagine, is that giving such an extreme example that nobody could possibly agree with it will get people who haven't noticed to say, "wow Jim, that's pretty fucked up!" and actually think about how horribly misogynistic much of gamer culture is.
Is it crass and immature? Absolutely. Is it an obviously heinous thing to want to convey? Not really.
That, and, pretending that super messed up stuff is totally normal can actually be funny if executed correctly (hopefully this is obvious, given what forum this is). Given his popularity, I'd say that whether or not Jim does this is a matter of taste.
I mean, the idea that someone actually believes
things like "women are basically 3D porn" is way more ridiculous than the statement itself. You'd think that if he was really that far off his rocker, someone
would have said something before. Like, his wife, or any of the people who work at Dtoid.
Regarding "feminazis," I do think Jim is somewhat misguided. Those sorts of people do
exist, but they're so rare it's not worth talking about, and anybody on the internet who appears to be one is definitely trolling. But by the same token, attacking Jim because you feel his language is destructive actually is
a really crappy way to practice feminism.