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I especially like the excerpt about movement leaders like Milo and the woman champions of the movement like Christina
Gamergate’s patriarchal sway has allowed charlatans like Milo Yiannopoulos to become one of its preeminent champions. Yiannopoulos, who routinely writes misogynistic, transphobic, and other bigoted rants for Breitbart, would never be exalted in any forum lacking an undercurrent of right-wing sympathies. Even the American Enterprise Institute has chimed in, arguing that the issue of sexism and misogyny in video games is a fake issue created by "feminist tech writers" and "concernocrats." AEI’s involvement has been led by Christina Hoff Summers, who cares very little about video games but an awful lot about the alleged War On Men, which ranks somewhere near the War On Christmas on the list of things adults ought to take seriously. Nevertheless, she’s been anointed by Gamergate fanatics as a truth-teller for her views on male persecution, ditto other reactionaries like YouTube personality "Thunderf00t" who has published videos such as "Do hot girls have all the advantages?" and "Why feminism poisons EVERYTHING."
Also, can someone explain to me why it is bad for journalists and devs to have mailing lists but it is ok for everyone else?
Also, if you side with #notYourShield, why do you use women that are part of your movement as a shield against criticism of the misogyny within it?
That's why you shouldn't judge a movement by it's radical, offensive, twat members. They ruin everything.
But then both sides would recognize that they're both arguing for the same thing and would get along!!
and honestly, I am at work right now so I cannot type up much more than this in one sitting~
I'll be back in here when I get home, with proper arguments instead of undefendable one-liners~
@DarkChaplain Again, internalized sexism, they don't realize just how vile gamers are
I stopped reading some 2-3 years ago (beginning of 5h ninja war, iirc, somewhere around the Pain fight), so it will be hell grinding through so I can end on time with the climax
Can a women really be branded as an "Anti - Feminist?" Wouldn't that equate to a black person getting brought up on charges of racism against a fellow black person?
Yes actually, the term is systemic, internalized sexism. One can be brought up to be racist against their own kind.
Isn't it the same for yourself? You refuse to see the other side or understand the pressures a lot of these people are going through? That they are the targets of witchhunts under guise of fact checks, all to push an anti-fem agenda? Both sides are trash but christ does gamergate take the cake.
Oh yes, because making people lose their jobs for siding with misogynistic twats is entirely equitable to sending death and rape threats~
I'm not trolling, #Gamergate is really quite silly to watch. If voicing my contrasting PoV on the matter is trolling, then good luck having any sort of discussion in your echo chamber.
Now I am not Anita's biggest fan (her Kickstarter is bullshit, her theft of footage is bullshit, and she swipes a little broad at times) but even so she brings up great points about the industry.
It is common that people have relationships in the same industry and favor each other. It isn't exactly right, but these guys have been taking money from publishers for YEARS and noone has really given enough of a shit to come together like this.
It wasn't until the day that an outspoken feminist was "caught" in a relationship with a journalist that suddenly the world has turned on its head. Suddenly, now that a group that gamers already hate is involved, it is a huge fucking deal. It is hypocrisy, plain and simple.
GamerGate has morphed to include those that threaten women, their safety, the safety of their peers, their jobs, and more, all stemming from ZQ having a relationship with some dude. GamerGate has lashed out at feminist critiques of the art form, the same critiques books, films, and other art forms get. Sarkeesian was forced out of her home because of members of the #GG movement.
Now, I know that the few do not define the masses, but when the masses are largely made up of teenage, middle-class boys with a few adult men leading the PR (TB, Milo, AmazingAthiest or whatever his handle is), it doesn't help your stance that you're not anti-feminist, or anti-woman for that matter. When your entire movement started due to ZQ's affair, and attacks other women, it is hard to not paint it as an anti-female movement, especially given the angry white boy demographic.
Now keep in mind I am white cishet scum working a white-collar job and living a lower-middle class life. I am the movement's key demographic. If my ass can call out the movement as bullshit, others can too~
oh man people are lying and taking money for their reviews this is such a big deal that it warrants us siding ourselves with misogynistic, abusive twats that send death and rape threats~
Guys it is just people, writing about video games. Y'all want it to be taken as seriously as art, but the second it is criticized as any other art form you freak out w.
maybe y'all should check out Anita's fantastic videos, mainly her Feminist frequency series