Well, THAT sure didn’t take very long, did it?

Yep, everyone’s favorite commentator of video games, “Saint” Anita Sarkeesian is back, and this time she’s criticizing the best Zelda game ever (“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”). At the time of this writing, the review is not up, but it has been submitted, when it’s up, this article will link to the review. Let’s break down each tweet and explain why each one is wrong.

“There is so much to admire in BOTW. Its gameplay is incredible. But that absolutely doesn’t excuse its use of tired, sexist plot devices.” Feminist Frequency

mildra vs feminist frequency

This just another classic rant by FF and Anita, and once again they get slayed by the Gaming community.

Ehrm…what sexist plot devices? Oh, are we talking about how Link is the Hero and Zelda is in distress and needs saving? Anita, I’m fairly certain you haven’t played the game, but rather watched cut-scenes of others playing it. I could be wrong, but let’s cut the crap here, okay? Zelda is being pretty awesome throughout the whole game, even as Link is getting his ass kicked by enemies all over the place. We’ll address this one more fully later on.

“Critics might call out sexism in games with bad gameplay but often act as if it’s not worht mentioning when the gameplay is great. It is.” – Feminist Frequency

You know what? Fair enough, if there’s a problem and sexism is rampant, by all means, call it out. However, don’t call out sexism where there is none to be found. I mean, don’t get me wrong now, because some people may have an issue with the cross dresser who helps Link sneak into the Gerudo City. The fact that the Gerudo all want to find men to be their husbands. At the same time, it does make sense from a biological standpoint since all Gerudo are women and very rarely gives birth to a man, or the fact that Zelda is, again, a Damsel in Distress, but we’ll cover that next point soon enough.

“Through the memories players can collect, BOTW acknowledges the ongoing problem of Zelda being damseled but doesn’t do anything about it.”  Feminist Frequency

Alright, this makes me think that you watched the cut-scenes, because this game is way harder than the type you actually try to play. I could be wrong, because you could have played the game, but anyway…There are eighteen memories in total, thirteen of which are part of the main quest and five that are found throughout the game.

liz finnegan vs feminist frequency

Miss Liz tells it like it is, and for those who doesn’t know it. She’s an HUGE Zelda fan.

The memories that Anita is talking about, fourteen of them, show Zelda’s interactions with Link from before the return of Calamity Ganon until the Great Calamity and just afterwards. Twelve are given to you to find, the thirteenth one is after you find those twelve and the fourteenth one is when you find the Master Sword. The memories show a girl who’s bound by Destiny to wield tremendous, godly power, due to the fact that she is the reincarnation of the Goddess Hylia, but this Zelda’s passions are in research of ancient technology, which drives a rift between her and her father, who accuses her of “playing scholar” throughout the memories.

However, despite that, Zelda tries to overcome her uneasiness. She obviously doesn’t want the powers nor the responsibility that comes with it, but she tries her best with no help to understand them, to unlock the powers that are hidden deep inside. And when she couldn’t use her powers, she did all she could to make sure that Hyrule was ready with the magi-tech army. Well, when the inevitable happened…

Yeah, real sexist to have someone break down when everything goes to hell in a hand basket and all your friends and family are dead, huh?

“The slew of perfect scores BOTW receieved from critics shows that most still don’t give a damn about how women are represented in games.” – Feminist Frequency

And THIS is why I don’t think you played the game at all, Anita. If you had, you would KNOW, for a fact, that without Zelda being a “Damsel in Distress” in this game, Calamity Ganon would have destroyed Hyrule completely and the final boss of the game, Ganon would have destroyed the world without Zelda’s help. And no, that’s not a spoiler, sheesh, every time Ganondorf is in a Zelda game in some fashion. He becomes Ganon, save for Wind Waker.

subtweetive streak‏ vs feminist frequency

Well, it’s because (sadly enough) there exist enough “listen and believe” kind of people out there to keep FF and Anita in business.

As for how other women are represented in Breath of the Wild? Well, the Zora champion was female. She was the best at what she did and was massively adored by every single Zora in the game. Seriously, talk to any Zora when you get to Zora’s domain. You see, most of them lavish praise on her, even if Link can’t recall a thing about her. Urbosa is a Gerudo. By definition, she’s kicking ass. Hell, she can drop lightning down on your head if you’re not careful (or rather, she could, hard to do it when you’re dead and trapped in a giant camel). In other words, this is nothing less than another case of “Saint” Anita seeing a forest and not looking at any trees within.

And with that said, what’s your take on this matter? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!

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  • Kishnabe

    Nintendo would be the last developer in the world to incorporate anything “Sexual”…Anita clueless like always.

    She would be better off attacking Nier 2Butts. Oh, I forgot the main character is Female.

    • “Anita clueless like always.” That would summarize thís “matter” more than well. Well, I hardly doubt that Anita would bail out on the chance to take a swing at 2B 😉

    • Paul Chach Mcarthy

      She isn’t clueless. She is mentally ill. Freud would have a field day with her.

  • jlenoconel

    No one gives a fuck what she thinks anymore.

    • Nanya

      I was asked to respond, so I read up on it and gave a rebuke to her stupidity.

      That’s all.

      We have to call these types out, because normies who don’t play vidya only see their stupidity and think they know what they’re talking about.

    • That would be correct, but just like MundaneMatt said in his own video on the topic “Anita has the right to criticize whatever she wants, but I/we have the right to call her out on her bullshit”. Simply put, every now and then we “might” do post of this kind. Nevertheless, we tend to do so as little as possible. As a stone is a stone, so there is no need to point that out repeatedly. In this particular case though, Anita was so full of bs that we simply couldn’t resist to call her out on her nonsense.

      • These people need to be called out at every opportunity, because if you let them get away with their rubbish, it gets accepted and eventually becomes the norm. This is because when no-one speaks out against it, it means that people/normies won’t be made aware of the bullshit they spew and they’ll think that it’s the accepted opinion.

        If you ask me, every single one of these fuckers need to be called out at every opportunity.

        But this is of course your site and you can run it however you want. I just hope you will not go too soft on SJWs because if you give them even an inch, they’ll take a mile.

        • “There people need to be called out at every opportunity, because if you let them get away with their rubbish, it gets accepted and eventually becomes the norm. This is because when no-one speaks out against it, it means that people/normies won’t be made aware of the bullshit they spew and they’ll think that it’s the accepted opinion.

          If you ask me, every single one of these fuckers need to be called out at every opportunity.”

          – That’s what we’ve been doing since 2014 😉 And we will continue to do that in the future as well.

          “But this is of course your site and you can run it however you want. I just hope you will not go too soft on SJWs because if you give them even an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

          – I/we will never grow soft over time. In the matter of fact, I’ve been told that we should be more vocal about things (It’s mainly Americans that’s pointed that out). I won’t give them an inch, just look at Sweden. The whole damn country is now so cucked that it’s killing itself off…Speaking of which, this is what happens when you question Queen Anita’s videos (or whatever) on N4G.com: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7ba575b405c3fb9dd74091f703528048d8908541b93df148da1c815ca9a5357.jpg

          • Appreciate your responses man, thanks. Always remember that this is your site and you can run it however you want.

            As for N4G, well their (and other SJW gaming sites) bias and censorship is precisely the kind of bigoted behaviour that is building up more and more critics towards Anita Sarkeesian and SJWs.

            Isn’t it funny how these people are supposedly for “equality”, “diversity” and “inclusiveness”, yet they censor/ban anyone who has a differing opinion to them.

          • You are most welcome =) Yes, but I do my very best to stay open minded. So people can post whatever comments they want (pretty much). Well, N4G is like NeoGaf. So the mods will slam you hard if you don’t act, think and speak like they do…Exactly!

          • Alistair

            Hmm 2014 that ring a bell oh wait gamergate started that year.

            In fact gamergate wasn’t the first as all this ethnics, censorship was there for years and years in every dam media that SJWs grubby hands got hold off.

            GG was a final straw a major spark that blow up a brewing power keg.

            It even funnier as it was the year that monster monpiece was out censored and three years after gamergate it out on steam uncensored.

            What queen Anita have to say about that.

          • That would be correct. Yes, I think the SJW cancer kicked-off for real around 2005-2006 some time. I honestly don’t recall Anita saying anything about the matter 😛 I could be wrong though.

      • Alistair

        I’m most suspicious off Matt, he claims he one of us by calling out on bullshit claims by SJWs and against Anti freedom of speech and expression.

        But then he sold us out by shilling a Anti speech App called candid that uses a AI to learn what you say and remove posts that is censorship.

        Shoe on head got wise in the end, she even said it not freedom after all. and Matt got the gull to defend himself shilling by saying we are like chicken little.

        Anita has got every right to her bullshit opinions, and we have got every right to call out her bullshit as I haven’t seen Any proof from them but hear say from them.

        Not good enough.

        • “I’m most suspicious off Matt, he claims he one of us by calling out on bullshit claims by SJWs and against Anti freedom of speech and expression. But then he sold us out by shilling a Anti speech App called candid that uses a AI to learn what you say and remove posts that is censorship.”

          – That I can understand, I was just pointing out that he was spot on with his video on Anita Vs Zelda BOTW. As for the rest about him, I don’t support that that stuff.

          “Shoe on head got wise in the end, she even said it not freedom after all. and Matt got the gull to defend himself shilling by saying we are like chicken little.

          Anita has got every right to her bullshit opinions, and we have got every right to call out her bullshit as I haven’t seen Any proof from them but hear say from them.

          Not good enough.”

          – I haven’t read up all that much about Shoe, so I’m not quite sure what’s true and not true. Nevertheless, the truth always finds its way out in the end. Correct, but Youtube is now starting to censor videos that call people like Anita out on their bs. As it’s now the same thing as “harassment”…

          • Alistair

            Didn’t know about that, but I did know About YouTube restrictions filter that filter out LQT community videos that regressions like them.

            Thought that was quite funny.

          • They (Anita, Zoé and friends) abuse the reporting system on Youtube…So the videos just get pulled off from Youtube as a whole. Well, wasn’t that what Zoé Quinn whined about just recently? (it was something about censorship and her videos).

        • He’s been suspicious for around 2 years now. He claims he’s an anti-SJW, but he’s really a Moderate. For most of the topics he covers he basically sits on the fence in the middle.

          If that’s not bad enough, last week he defended and white-knighted a female rapist. That pretty much confirms and solidifies his unofficial status as MundaneCuck.

          • Holy shit…Do you have a source of that?

          • And here’s Computing Forever / Dave Cullen destroying the cuck:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ariyUBO8QVw

          • I’ll give that one a look as well (thanks for the heads up!).

          • Off-topic, the Irish (English) dude looks like Fifield from “Prometheus”. Any ways, the UK lad is spot on (his NOT a beta cuck). Furthermore, just imagine if the roles had been reversed? That the teacher had been a male, and the student a female (the outcry would have been huge, and I’m quite sure that Matt would have been against the male teacher if that had been the case…).

          • Yeah, I’ve only recently discovered him months ago, he’s proper red-pilled.

            And yeah, if the gender roles had been reversed, there would have been a global outrage and MundaneMatt would have either not said a thing or he would have cried out for the guy to be locked up and killed.

            It’s a shame, because the people who have this “it’s different when it’s woman” and “women are not evil, they just need help” attitudes when it comes to sexual crimes, are the reason why there’s a sentencing gap between men and women, and is the reason why there’s inequality.

            I say just let society and the world burn.

          • You should look up “The Golden One” (his like an REAL Swedish Viking, pure bad ass). With no doubt, and I would also like to point out that male rape is no big deal for feminazis and SJWs (no matter if the child in question is raped by a man or female).

            I was very luck to avoid a pedophile fu** as a kid, even so, I was mentally scared from the event (I don’t think that I ever told my own parents about this). My point would be that we (males) don’t get all that much support and sympathy when it comes to rape or sexual abuse (I didn’t even know who I should talk to at the time).

            So as you might imagine, I have no sympathy for pedophiles (male or female) whatsoever. They deserve no mercy, and since I became an uncle not so long ago. I will do what I can to protect my nephew from evil. No worries mate, WWIII is just about to kick-off for real 😉

          • Thanks, I’ll check it out.

          • I just watched it, and these comments stod out from the crowd:

            “Didn’t you go after Bill Maher for saying a female teacher who fucked her student was love? And like really recently too?”

            “Pathetic white-knighting behaviour. Cucks like you are the reason why there is a bias against men in the law courts, and is also
            the reason why SJWs, feminists and the mainstream media get away with the misandrist shit they pull.
            The woman is an adult. The boy is a child. Under the law, children CANNOT consent. The law is the law, you should get punished and treated the same regardless of what gender you are. Once you start treating a woman differently to a man for a same crime, that’s where there’s a genuine inequality.

            You seriously need to re-evaluate your position as a supposed anti-SJW. Because for the past 2 years or so, you’ve been nothing more than an SJW-Lite. But then again, that’s what “Moderates” always are and turn out to be.
            Have a Dislike you fucking cuck. :D”

            I think the last one was written by you? And trust me when I say this, you do NOT want to end up in a bad situation with a person like that, because he or she will chicken out on you (le cuck behavior). As for MundaneMatt, I didn’t know all that much about him until now. So it was my bad that I added his video to this post (I think that he was right in that video though).

          • It doesn’t matter that you added his video to your article, whats important is the things he says in them, you are right to do it, because he is right for the most part in the Zelda/Anita video.

          • That one video was was spot on at least, but you know what they say right? Even a broken clock is right twice a day 😉

    • SevTheBear

      Tell that to Bioware and a few indies devs

    • I wish you would be right, and everyone could and would just ignore her.

      • jlenoconel

        The Japanese side of video games doesn’t care what she thinks. Zelda is unlikely to change for Western feminism. The only reason it would happen is if we had a bunch of games like Horizon Zero Dawn and Zelda wanted to emulate what we have in the West. I don’t see anything changing though to be fair. I wouldn’t be interested in playing a game with Zelda as the lead, to be honest.

        • Nanya

          I wouldn’t mind playing a Zelda game where you take on dungeons as both Link and Zelda, swapping between them to do puzzles and whatnot.
          That could be interesting.

          • Badouken

            Like The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks?

          • Nanya

            I will have to look into that. I didn’t have a DS when those games were being made.

        • What about the people who enjoy (or used to enjoy) Western games? The Japanese side not caring about what she says is great and all, but come on, let’s try and get rid of the cancer altogether.

          Because cancer spreads. And there is a chance it could reach Japan in the future. And if it does, it’ll be too late.

    • 91j

      Even the United Nations?

    • These people need to be called out, because if you let them get away with their rubbish, it gets accepted and eventually becomes the norm. This is because when no-one speaks out against it, it means that people/normies won’t be made aware of the bullshit they spew
      and they’ll think that it’s the accepted opinion.

      You should also be aware that Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency videos are approved and used as educational videos in schools to indoctrinate children and young people. Not to mention mainstream games media and the Twitter/Tumblr SJW brigade (the lot that bullies and harasses developers) sucking up and promoting her drivel. So clearly, it’s not a case of “No one gives fuck what she thinks anymore”.

      The only thing that fits your statement is that she’s less influential than she was a few years ago. BUT that does not mean that all her past work is suddenly erased from existence. Her and Jonathan Macintosh’s work will unfortunately live on and be used as educational sources by leftist SJW scumbag professors in schools, colleges and universities.

      Ignoring them is precisely what got us into this SJW shit-fest in the first place.

      • jlenoconel

        I prefer to ignore them at this point. The damage they’ve done is already done, and I doubt they will be able to influence the Japanese gaming industry. I would call out some of their bullshit, like them going to public schools to indoctrinate kids, but I wouldn’t worry about their shitty opinions.

        If a game like Horizon Zero Dawn performs well, I see feminism becoming a big part of video games anyway, and there won’t be much we can do about it.

        • I would call out some of their bullshit, like them going to public
          schools to indoctrinate kids, but I wouldn’t worry about their shitty
          opinions.

          Why not? Children are the most vulnerable and do not have the capacity to judge, decide and think for themselves. What they get taught at a young age is what they grow up believing and be infused with. Sure, they can reject it in later life, but the chances of that happening is low when one if infused with the SJW rubbish.

          I think you might be underestimating the influence and power of indoctrination of children.

          f a game like Horizon Zero Dawn performs well, I see feminism becoming a big part of video games anyway, and there won’t be much we can do about it.

          Horizon Zero Dawn has done quite well at launch. It remains to be seen if the sales can keep up over time.

          But that’s a very pessimistic view of looking at things though. There is still chance now to reverse the feminist rubbish, never hurts to try at least.

      • Paul Chach Mcarthy

        True. The uni’s use the “work” of mentally ill people like Anita to push the socialist agenda. And we wonder why the world is being run by mentally ill liberals.

  • 91j

    Posted it on other articles of that news already, but can we talk about the fact that Gerudo Town doesn’t allow men inside? And that Link has to disguise as a girl to infiltrate it? And that the Guard are nicer to Link if he’s disguised as a girl? And that the guards will throw Link out of town even after being accepted by the Gerudo chief if he puts normal clothes again?

    • Nanya

      Yeah, you’d think that after the Gerudo Chief lets Link into her room that you could be in the Gerudo Town normally.

  • John Smith.

    Oh look, this article has a Mundaneshill video included in it, that one thing automatically lowers the credibility of what have been written by 50 percent. http://theralphretort.com/youtube-shill-mundanematt-gets-roasted-by-own-audience-after-candid-app-debacle-9028016/

    Aninta really needs to stop and think before she speaks mate, she really do. If she did, she wouldn’t sound like a complete idiot half the time and would be able to speak without getting told to shut up all the time.

    • Nanya

      That was an editor’s decision, not mine.

      But MM is accurate on everything he said about this topic at least.

      • There was no other video than that one when I published this post last night, and like I told John, Mundane was right this time (even a broken clock is right twice a day).

        • John Smith.

          Like you told me?

          • Yep.

          • John Smith.

            When did you did you tell me that?

      • John Smith.

        Anyone who has taken money to promote the shit show that is Candid can’t be trusted on anything.

        They have proven that not only is their moral integrity for sale, but that they have zero issues lying about Candid being all about teaching a censorship AI how to shut down free speech in the future.

  • ruefrak

    I hate how you can’t criticize Anita (even with the most well thought out logic) without immediately being tossed off as a sexist. A number of her arguments have holes so big in them you could drive a car through it. It sucks some people are mean to her, but that doesn’t mean her arguments should immediately be validated.

    • It’s been like that for years…She’s using her gender card all the time.

      • Nanya

        Eventually that’s going to be maxed out and she can’t use it ever again.

        • Her views and supporters are dropping. So it’s just a matter of time really.

    • Paul Chach Mcarthy

      And yet despite all that, Trump still won the election. Not many are fooled by the liberals ad femfreaks. They just exaggerate a lot to make it seem so. Basically, outside their own tiny clique, nobody listens to them. All the rest of us can see them for what they are, brain damaged mentally ill folk who need medicating.

  • QUIMICOMORTAL

    F… that B…

    Thats all I’ll say.

    • I think that she’s playing on her last tune now (her views are dying on Youtube).

  • Paul Chach Mcarthy

    I dont understand how people cant see that Anita is mentally ill. Instead of giving her a podium to preach from, she should be referred to a psychiatrist and medicated. The reason she got so mentally ill in the first place is because, as she puts it, the more media you consume, the more you are affected by it. She has consumed so much violent media over the years, it’s severely warped her mind and hampered her ability to discern reality from fantasy. That is why she has taken to demanding rights for fantasy characters in games. Her media damaged mind convinces her these game characters are real and need rights etc. She is mentally ill, not somebody I would want my daughters seeing as a role model. I suggest someone in her household, perhaps a caring relative, get the Dr to to examine her. Violent media does affect the minds of the weak willed. It’s a rarity but it does happen. Anita is one of those rare people. The sad thing about her equally mentally ill supporters is, instead of telling her to seek professional help, they are egging her onto further craziness. At some point, it will all get too much and she’ll snap, then we’ll be reading “Anita Sarkesan, school shooter shoots up male college because Zelda upset her” or something along those lines.

    • She’s been pulling off stunts like this for +3 years now. However, her views, Patreon money and support is going down. As more and more people are starting to find out the truth about her. Good call, as she’s a con-artist, a liar and a prankster.

      Well, the IRS might get to Anita before anything else does.

  • Hossi Blumengaarten

    I thought she moved on after she got called out for her bs!!!! jeez

    • My guess would be that she needs the cash really bad…

  • Sans The comic or skeleton if

    Fuck her and her shitty-ass criticism. Next thing you know, ‘horizon zero dawn is sexist because it has a woman!’ I swear her logic is: a game has women AND men? Thats sexist!

    • I don’t know if you have already heard it, but Queen Anita (with friends) wants to silence all her critics on Youtube. So if you make a video calling her out on her bs, then she (or someone from her team or whatever) can flag the video as “harassment”…

  • Alistair

    Ha I wouldn’t call her a saint, but what names I call her would consider “sexist” etc etc.

    But what I shall say is she hasn’t played it till the end only sound bites are allowed.

    And yeah she still get payed to piss on games hence the critic. But even critic has good taste Antia has no taste at all.

    • Anita is anything but a Saint…Of course not, she only look for things to whine about (this has been proven to be true for years now).

    • Nanya

      I go “Saint” Anita because for the longest time, the gaming press treated her as a Saint and nothing could touch her without being labeled sexist.

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