Is how it is exposing the absolute hypocrisy, racism and sexism involved with the people who are against gamers. The supporters of Anita Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn and game journalists, even people in the industry itself, are stepping up and in a desperate attempt to save face, try to paint anyone who…
Are you fucking kidding me? The news is in: #notyourshield was a 4chan con that a bunch of idiots fell for, thus making them a shield. Don’t even get me started on all the sockpuppet accounts popping up and claiming to be POC, women, trans, etc. just because they think it means that their opinion on the harassment and abuse of these two women will somehow have more clout. Nice try, bros. Your slip is showing.
They do speak for a great deal of marginalised gamers: just not you. Difference of opinion =/= lying, corruption, etc.
Actually, no. Notyourshield may’ve started on 4chan, that doesn’t mean it was a con. You’re aware that women, gay people, trans people and minorities visit 4cha, right? 4chan has a LGBT board.
The fact that you try to pass off minorities speaking up as simple sock puppets, fakes or ignorant is insulting. It shows how utterly and completely racist, sexist and homophobic you are, when you think that we lack such agency that we cannot speak out against something you agree with. We must, according to you, all share the same opinions, we must fall in line with what you say.
You know the funny thing? In all of this, 4chan is the one coming out on top. They’re the ones who funded a charity to get women into game design. They’re the ones demanding transparency. They’re the ones actually policing themselves to make sure they don’t turn it into a “Harass Zoe Quinn” crusade and keep it on the matter of journalism.
Seriously, fuck you. You just proved my point in its entirety. You just exposed how completely narrow minded you are.
It’s really cute when you guys try and cry “bigotry!” when someone holds a view other than those officially sanctioned by your shadowy puppet masters. I’m a bisexual woman who has suffered from life-long mental illness, so when I call you an idiot for perpetuating this bullshit, it comes not from someone enforcing the status quo, but from someone who is literate in the concerns voiced by at-risk people, women and PoC. From the bottom of my heart, you are a pawn, and you currently belong to a movement that is conveniently ignoring that this began as a hate mob against 2 women cause they had opinions and did stuff.
And yes, 4chan does have LGBT boards. Too bad #notyourshield didn’t begin there, and the people who started it have conned the lot of you into fighting behind their banner. And they use sockpuppets. You know, the ones who claim to be 15 year old asian girls but only have 10 friends and only tweet about how much they hate Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, and maybe how men are laid low by the matriarchy?
But I’m sure at the end of the day these are the people who care about the health and safety of minorities and at-risk people. They’re gonna get representation in games and gaming journalism for people who aren’t white cis-het males, and they’re gonna implement your batshit code of thought/action policing (which is making the rounds as a pretty hilarious example of how ignorant a good chunk of the #gamergate crew is.)
Great jorb, keep up the excellent cultural criticism.
1. And I’m a lesbian and rape survivor. You want to pull out the oppression Olympics like they fucking matter? By your own admission, you admit that being a minority does not make you infallible, which means YOU CAN BE JUST AS WRONG AS ANYONE ELSE.
2. To drive that point home, have you actually fucking read Zoe’s chat log posts? Or are you too fucking brainwashed that when somebody says “Zoe Quinn proves its fake” you just accept it whole hog?
En-fucking-joy. Not only does it prove that Zoe Quinn clipped IRC chat logs to remove context, flat out falsified information and more. In fact, most of the IRC logs actually have the exact opposite tone and implications that she puts forward. In fact, in more than one picture, she implies things that aren’t even happening.
You talk about my ‘shadow masters’? Fuck you. You’re not even able to see your strings. No, scratch that. You strung yourself up and begged to dance around for YOUR masters. You blindly accept anything everyone says, you don’t apply critical thinking, you don’t care about research. You just care about what validates your opinion.
And then you have the balls to tell us we’re fake? To tell us we’re controlled? To say that we’re being conned? The fucking hypocrisy is astounding.
You’re the one promoting intellectual dishonesty. You’re the one who promotes people like Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn, people who have now been proven to be liars, just because they’re women. Seriously, fuck you. I don’t need your goddamn condescension. I don’t need to be treated like an infant because I’m a woman and neither should they.
Maybe we should focus on putting people into the industry who have merit, regardless of who they are. Which is really funny because that is what the Fine Young Capitalists were doing and Zoe Quinn and Maya Kramer destroyed that. And you know who turned around and got TFYC charity back up? MEN. Overwhelmingly men. And people from 4chan. Who wanted to support women not because of their sex but because they were being put forward as THE BEST.
Once again, you prove my goddamn point. Once again, you prove just how fucking blinded, condescending and bigoted you really are when somebody doesn’t tow your fucking line.
I’m correcting your assumptions about my identity. You were talking about LGBT and women like I wasn’t in those categories. But yes, “oppression olympics.” I mean, you’d be winning with “I don’t need to be treated like an infant because I’m a woman and neither should they” so I mean, like,gold medal 4stars, etc.
You are so entrenched in the Tin-Foil Fedora Brigade it’s pretty scary. Like, you sound unhealthily angry. I read the stuff Quinn posted, journalists posted, other 4channers posted. But yes, by all means listen to the “they threatened and doxxed themselves!!11!!” crowd. I’m sure that’ll prove a really smart idea.
TFYC = total fucking asshats. I mean, their idea is shit, their “audiosplanation” and subsequent interviews are shit, and I wish they would stop saying they’re feminists because it makes me a bit ashamed to be one. Also, Vivian James is shit. She’s an embarrassing attempt to create a fuckable proxy of 4chan that represents just enough “other” to be deemed inclusive. I think I deserve better, but take what you can get, by all means. And like, kudos to MEN who were so brave and wonderful to get this project up and running again. I mean, god bless. And hate-donating to charities? High-five to the moon! But I mean, in the end it turned out that Quinn did donate to those charities, and now they have even more attention and money. And y’all look like a bunch of losers who couldn’t do a good deed on a normal day.