men: rape jokes hahaha! beating women haha! lol make me a sandwich whore! put on makeup fugly! hahaha!
women: those aren’t funny.
men: lighten up, it’s a joke wow must be on her period women are so emotional lol
women: i drink the tears of men, haha!
men: hOW DARE YOU. HOW DARE YOU PROMOTE THE SUFFERING OF US MEN? DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR YOU? YOU WOULD BE NOTHING WITHOUT US. THATS NOT FUNNY AT ALL
Watching people who previously claimed they were fighting to make the gaming world safe for women and girls turn around and shit on gamers has just filled my head with so much fuck that it’s hard to put my thoughts into words.
It guess it doesn’t really surprise me, but I still find the bile people are spewing to be absolutely bizarre.
I know the situation with Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn, but the aftermath has really lost me.
Also I kind of assumed “game journalism” was kind of regarded as a joke, anyway. But what do I know? I only read Play4Real.
It’s refreshing to see an article that gives gamers a voice. It’s nice to know I’m not a misogynistic man child for wanting to discuss corruption in online journalism.
There were a few questions about what this “gamergate” even is and I didn’t answer because while I read up on the events it stemmed from, I can’t tell what that has to do with people saying gamers are murderous virgins. Your guess is as good as mine.
Anyway, here’s something of a summary.
One of Iain’s guest appearances!
Never mind that Octomom attempted to trademark that nickname. I have no idea if that got anywhere, which I honestly find a little disappointing because I must admit that I thought that was some pretty shrewd businessmanship. I have no idea how she felt about the name at first, but her ultimate plan wasn’t to cry about it but rather laugh all the way to the bank.
IS GAMER ACTUALLY A SLUR NOW?? IM GONNA PISS
I’m not sure anyone’s actually outright said it is one, but people are using it like one.
Utterly random selections taken from this blog:
So up there, you can see are people outright claiming that “gamer” = “murderer”
And there’s so much more where that came from
Oooo, fun game! Let me try!
(searches for “Anita Sarkeesian criticism”)
Haha, look at all those dudes!
(Seriously, the first critical videos I remember taking off were narrated by women.)
So if “gamer” is now a slur, does that mean that the term “gamer girl” is also insulting?
I do not fucking understand this shit at all. If gamers are evil, why obsess over a woman who critiques video games?
I’ve been sitting on this post a few days now because I keep trying to convince myself I imagined it, but I suppose it’s time to admit to myself that this is really a post I read.
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