Surely this one’s a joke. As if little girls needed more incentive to engage in seriously damaging eating disorders and other body-damaging practices, here comes Sony with a video game featuring the imprisonment of a fat princess. Uh-huh.
By the way, who the fuck cares if the creator was a woman? Hitler was vegetarian, but I wouldn’t necessarily call him compassionate or humane towards all living creatures. Phyllis Schlafly, Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter are all women, but they wouldn’t exactly be what you would call pro-women. Women can be our own worst enemies.
And oh yeah, before I forget: screw the headline on this one, too. “Feminists cry foul over Fat Princess?” As if only “feminists” would have a problem with this misogynistic game? What about mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends, husbands, teachers, and others who care about the well-being of our girls? In a reasonable world, a “feminist” would simply be someone who wants women to receive equal treatment as men, but since we don’t live in a reasonable world, you know that when the media refers to “feminists” they mean the card-carrying cabal from NOW, not ordinary folks like you and me. They couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the concerns of the masses.
Like I said, screw the headline. And while you’re at it, screw Sony. Call a boycott. Whatever it takes to get them to pull this toy off the market and out of our daughters’ and sons’ hands.