Feminism is great. Women are not lesser beings, and should be treated equally. I think that's a pretty uncontroversial belief, and only a few men (outside of Arabia) actually disagree.
What seems to be a controversial issue is what "treated equally" means. Most agree on things like equal wages, opportunities, yada yada. But then there's a group of people, probably a loud minority, who believe feminism means destroying the idea of masculinity. Like they hate men and all they stand for. Suddenly it's bad for men and women to be different from each other, and for men to like man things.
What has my jimmies rustled at the moment, and really the only reason I've got a bone to pick with this subject, is the recent controversy
surrounding the art design for one of the characters
in an RPG game titled Dragon's Crown. Look at that, those massive bazongas. Some male feminist posted an oh-so-scathing tweet saying the art designer was 'confirmed to be a teenager' or something petty like that. The artist defended himself, and then everyone got in on it, then the discussion turned in to a clusterf*ck as internet arguments always do.
I don't have a strong opinion on the importance of breast size in video games, and this game doesn't particularly interest me (though it does look kinda rad). What I don't like is how these alleged feminists are trying to censor and change the way video games are. It always was a boy's club, filled to the brim with violence, titties, and explosions. Then 2007 came along, set off a catalyst that made video games a prominent form of entertainment. Then these people come in and try to clean the place up like a dirty bachelor pad. The thing with that is, this commercial expansion (known as The Great Casualization in some circles) was brought forth by publishers, and not the gamers themselves. Said gamers, being as antisocial as they're known to be, did not invite this new audience, nor did they welcome them. They see it all as a hostile takeover. I can't blame them (full disclosure: I actually consider myself as part of 'them'), since this is the very same hobby they grew up with, used to escape their sh*tty lives, and were further shunned and outcasted for their love of this very hobby. Suddenly it's cool and those same people who did the shunning are astoundingly oblivious to all of that, never experienced that, yet they proclaim themselves as 'nerds' and 'gamers' as if it's nothing more than a hashtag. That's why this controversy is so offensive to gamers.
The over-the-top exaggerations and unreality are the charm of video games. It pains me and others to see people actively working to take these things away. I'd let them get away with giving Ms. Sorceress up there a breast reduction only if Michael Bay directs the next Nicholas Sparks movie.
To make this less about video games: the emasculation of our culture is a bad thing. It leads to pent-up aggression, anti-social behavior, depression, and in fact is one reason why a certain amount of men have great disdain for women. There was a time in human history when a man was worthless if he wasn't able to kill someone or wrestle a bear. Violence is in our nature, as is our love for boobies. I don't get why these feminists can't respect that. Now we're supposed to be content with sedentary lives, pushed in to social situations (school, office jobs), and somehow maintain a super-human restraint of our natural tendencies. There are few outlets for this. Cars, guns, action movies. You know, "GUY STUFF" as your girlfriend sarcastically proclaims behind your back. Video games used to part of that list, but apparently now we have to make it clean for the girls. Make it clean, inoffensive, charmless, for the ladies. Because that's what a modern man does.