Can you find a single feminist saying that having female characters is more important than gameplay?
Gone Home would be a good start.
I haven't really read much into the GTA/Target thing. However, isn't that more or less the most radical thing "feminists" have caused so far? A single store chain has stopped selling a single game.
But not a single copy of that game, for reasons completely devoid of reason or rational thought and if anything, the stepping stone to fuck up more games once Steam get's on the bandwagon of "We'll pull games now".
Good job Tumblr!
Change CAN be forced, and wars have been fought over change. I hope this won't go anywhere that far, though.
No, it can't. Years after change has been forced people have clung to the old ways and traditions. Post slavery is perfect proof of that.
Meanwhile, here's an off topic diatribe on my view on women in gaming:
(Please, for the love of everything. I'm focusing on the women in this case for a dumbed down version of the events that came in. Men came in with them, women were there before them.)
Women came into gaming after it stopped being nerd exclusive and actually became somewhat mainstream. They went "Let's see what everything's about" and ran into gaming.
With them came Tumblr.
The VAST majority of the new gamers (I only mentioned women to stay on point as much as possible) were fine, they weren't jocks and they were certainly OKAY with how gaming was. The Tumblrettes did not.
So, they tried to fuck it up.
When gaming became mainstream, more women came in then the geeks (That included women). Again, back to the FG example. They came in because this looked fun, and then decided that we needed to make way for the (Occasionally) entitled women.
Essentially, a side-effect of popularity happened. People came in and some of those people tried to shit it up.
These aren't the events that happened exactly, it's just a dumbed down version of the events that happened. And why it happened in the first place.
Moving on from a somewhat hypothetical and dumbed down version of the events that occurred...
This place isn't a place for men or women exclusively. It's a hobby for GAMERS and GAMERS exclusively. You aren't entitled to be a gamer because you're a chick. You aren't entitled to not be shat on by the internet because you're a chick. You aren't entitled to your own fucking game because you're a chick. You aren't entitled to fucking special treatment because you're a chick.
You earn those entitlements, not be given to them because you're female.
Common mistakes in SJW arguments:
1: "Game X doesn't have women. Therefore it's misogynistic!" You've made this argument before. This is misrepresentation or lack of representation entirely. Regardless, the game isn't misogynistic because of it.
2: "Game X has skimpily clad women. Therefore it's misogynistic!" There is a minor point here, but simply appealing to men (Since hardcore gaming is a predominantly male activity) doesn't make the game auto-misogynistic. Simply not appealing to women. Of course, if tits turn you off and make you feel misrepresented and hated, you're too sensitive for something that "Toxicity" is a large part of.
3: "I'M BEIN HARRASSED!!!!1!!!!" Well, it would help if you didn't make the same arguments as above. Rounding all developers and gamers to misogynistic because we wouldn't let you shit up another inclusive hobby.
And by "Inclusive hobby" I mean that it is a fandom of people that have set up, that isn't mainstream and made of people who like it. That not just anyone can join.
And, regardless. You don't deserve special treatment, you haven't earned that privilege. You earn it by being a good person and by being a good gamer.