EDIT: It should be noted that the 3 “Damsel in Distress” videos are actually split into parts and are actually only 1 video. “The Ms. Male Character” video is the 4th to be released but is the 8th part in the series. Technically, she has only released 2 parts of the 12 part series.
Since I made this post, Anita Sarkeesian has made death threats against herself in an obvious and desperate attempt to stay relevant.
Never stop railing against Anita unless she goes away.
this guy was watching Shrek (the movie series) with me and now he’s educating himself how precious is that.
he keeps asking me all these questions about aspects of Shrek and he’s like “so basically it’s about letting Ogre’s do what they want without being put down” and I was like yea and he was like “oh okay that’s so simple why isn’t everyone Shrek” it’s precious.
update: I banged him
THEY FUCKING WENT THERE.
when shots are fired but you have a good comeback
Go fuck yourself Wheaton.
Jesus christ, what’s happening to everyone lately?
Lol he’s always been an ass kissing little twat, no surprise here.
"Nice guy" Wheaton
None of those comments were misogynist, they all only said “Hey let’s discuss the lack of journalistic integrity in gaming journalism.”
What a fucking shill.
This series of posts shows why there SHOULDN’T be a “serious discussion about the cesspool of misogyny” so to speak. Because any hint of even the most constructive criticism or proof otherwise is met with “MISOGYNIST”. Surprising coming form a man who played a total dick who fucked felicia day’s and then refused to call or acknowledge her for a while afterwards in The Guild.
This guy makes whiteknighting look like a sport.
So, only criticize men. Even if women deserve criticism, do not criticize them. Only men. link
This is a real article, people!
You have got to be kidding me… I have not read the whole article yet, but will attempt to after my shower.
This little blurb though… Seriously? Don’t criticize a woman just because she is a woman? I know I am personally very defensive and protective of women, but I do not believe in the slightest that they should be immune from all kinds of criticism. They are people and are still subject to being criticized for their views and stuff.
- Mod Helga
Is this about Zoe Quinn? Y’know…I’m getting REALLY sick of people defending what she did. I don’t even care that she cheated - that shit is personal. I care that she used sex as a tool just to progress herself at the expense of others. Of course the first thing I found when I searched her name were countless articles defending her, one even saying they wished more people did this - that MORE people took the most selfish and destructive means to accomplishing what THEY want at the expense of the emotions of others.
But no. You don’t want PEOPLE to be more like Quinn - you want women too. But here’s the thing. If we saturate the market with female devs who got there through scandal and cheating and lying, and leave behind the female devs who are decent fucking human beings, then that is how we get, well, the current market ruled by “free to play” and companies who often don’t give a shit about you (I’m looking at you EA). Selfishness is the PROBLEM not the fucking solution.
But onto the main point, DON’T PERPETUATE THIS IDEA THAT YOU CAN’T CRITICIZE WOMEN. FUCK. THAT. Seriously, for all this harping about “damsels in distress” and how women can do anything, there sure are a lot of feminists who get really angry if you’re critical of a woman. Not of woman in general. Not of feminism. Of a person and their personal actions. And that’s fucking bullshit. Just for kicks I found the article this is from in which he claims “Well none of this is proven, and it’s just an angry ex, and blah blah blah”. The article itself even recognizes that many of the people angry at Quinn supported huge projects to promote women in the gaming industry - and yet still goes on to defend Quinn saying “Well it’s only ALLEGED that she tried to sabotage their project”. And it makes you wonder how much of a resume of horrible shit a person has to produce before you stop saying “alleged” and start thinking that maybe, just MAYBE she is an actual horrible person and realize that yes, WOMEN ARE FULLY CAPABLE OF BEING HORRIBLE PEOPLE. If criticizing women like Quinn are going to “drive women away from gaming” then clearly we as women do have a long way to go, but personally I think we have tougher skin than that, and more importantly, most women aren’t going to do the shit Quinn does. You can’t compare her to female devs that got there the honest way.
- Mod Dawes Sr.
(I’d like to state that I ultimately didn’t even give a shit about JonTron’s original tweet; it was obvious he was just trying to be insulting to a business model he disagreed with and used the harshest term he could with no consideration that it was a derogatory insult toward the handicap. As you’ll see going forward, I have my own personal reasons for not getting up in arms over that. It was his followup response where he was flippantly insulting to one of his fans that bothered me, but ultimately, I think he was just trying to be funny and fucked up. Which, y’know, happens. Whatever.)
I understand the social ramifications of using a derogatory term in a manner that could misrepresent or misinform people; especially on a large scale, as with a popular internet icon (i.e. JonTron). The idea is that, through his use of the word “Retarded” he not only perpetuates the use of a word that is derogatory toward the mentally handicap, but he possibly implies his own personal prejudice towards that group.
However, the truth is that context matters. Even if it’s not the end all, be all of the situation, the kind of vitriol and abuse that has been lobbed against JonTron (and many others) for not constricting their language to the most progressive of the social system has been highly detrimental to the understanding, progressive environment everyone wants.
I try and watch what I say most of the time because I don’t want to offend people; I’m proactive about the words I use, the way I refer to my transgender friends, my “vertically challenged” friends (I didn’t even know “midget” was a derogatory term until I was informed by a dwarf friend of mine, but the moment I did I dropped it from my vocab), and I sure as hell know better than to use the N-word in any context beside intellectual, social deconstruction that is inherently designed to explore the word itself.
But some individuals don’t necessarily feel as inclined to do so. Not everyone is as careful, or careful at all. While I would prefer we all try and consider each others feelings, and push a more progressive mindset, you cannot just systematically and thoughtlessly condemn and persecute someone for not fully believing in that kind of social discourse.
Yes, we need to change minds. But if we alienate everyone who doesn’t rigidly conform to every single social guideline people put forward, we’re going to lose valuable allies and friends.
Let me just put it this way: I want the guy who will fight for my rights in my corner over a guy who’s just worried about not offending me. If I can have both? Fantastic! That is the ideal that we should all strive toward. But I’m sure as shit not going to kick down the door or burn down the house of the first guy if at least I know he’s still trying to look out for me, even if he does use the word “fag” to refer to someone finds unruly, ala South Park. I may offer him my personal opinion on the manner, in a way that is mature, informative, and considerate, but that’s all one can really do.
Screaming, insulting, giving ultimatums, and acting like children does absolutely nothing with most people other than make them feel attacked. I understand righteous anger, but vitriol and mob mentality does absolute nothing but hurt you when trying to have an informed conversation.
Either act like adults or understand that not everyone is going to take you, or your opinions, seriously.
(Oh, and to be really clear: If any of you out there think that this is about protecting JonTron, it’s not. It’s really not. This isn’t about protecting anybody in particular. It’s about (what I believe) is the most effective way of starting, stimulating, and nurturing effective, progressive debate,as well as protecting and furthering out humanistic goals. Being aggressive and being destructive are too different things, and that’s what I’m trying to inform people of.)
if anyone ever asks me what tumblr is i’m gonna show them this video and just walk away
GOD ITS 5AM AND IM TRYING TO HOLD IN MY LAUGHTER FUCK
OMG OMG OMG OMG THIS IS THE MOST ACCURATE THING
"CHING CHONG BRING IT ON."