2014-10-20 : 37 notes



2014-10-20 : 692 notes


gamergateharassment:

I got doxxed and sent some really gross threats over twitter after I had a very calm and civil discussion with a friend. I missed capping it but they also claimed they hope someone makes an example of my cousin, a 7 year old girl, so I can see what kind of acts I’m supporting.
However, an important follow up, after speaking with the friend I had the discussion with it turns out the one who doxxed me came to them and told them that they were going to send me a message and make sure that I no longer bother anyone, etc. After some more talking and some relaying of messages I ended up actually speaking to the mother of the 16 year old girl who doxxed me and sent threats, and then to the girl herself. I wrote up a summary here.
http://hokuto-ju-no-ken.tumblr.com/post/99774092444/well-that-was-a-surprisingly-real-phonecall
I feel that with the unique nature of how this harassment turned out and actually having been able to confront the person who did it that people should see that people are being conditioned into thinking that this is an acceptable way to respond to people with different opinions. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t excuse it one bit, but it does highlight another huge problem in the internet social justice culture. Impressionable young minds are being mislead and manipulated.

gamergateharassment:

I got doxxed and sent some really gross threats over twitter after I had a very calm and civil discussion with a friend. I missed capping it but they also claimed they hope someone makes an example of my cousin, a 7 year old girl, so I can see what kind of acts I’m supporting.

However, an important follow up, after speaking with the friend I had the discussion with it turns out the one who doxxed me came to them and told them that they were going to send me a message and make sure that I no longer bother anyone, etc. After some more talking and some relaying of messages I ended up actually speaking to the mother of the 16 year old girl who doxxed me and sent threats, and then to the girl herself. I wrote up a summary here.

http://hokuto-ju-no-ken.tumblr.com/post/99774092444/well-that-was-a-surprisingly-real-phonecall

I feel that with the unique nature of how this harassment turned out and actually having been able to confront the person who did it that people should see that people are being conditioned into thinking that this is an acceptable way to respond to people with different opinions. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t excuse it one bit, but it does highlight another huge problem in the internet social justice culture. Impressionable young minds are being mislead and manipulated.


2014-10-18 : 24 notes


theashecan:

A friend asked me to write my thoughts on GamerGate, and I didn’t really want to, but my reply to him was pretty much my thoughts anyway.

"Meh, I don’t have anything to say about it that hasn’t already been said. It’s stupid. The lady everyone said slept with dude for a good review didn’t do that at all (the journalist, which she she is free to date because she is an adult, never even reviewed her game), and no one cares that game publishers actually do buy good reviews all the time. It’s a waste of everyone’s time. There is no gamergate. It’s just people mad at a woman for no reason I can discern."

This has been a post.

And this is the kind of shit that made me block you and all the people at Cracked. Why do you believe shit about movements, ideas and people without even having the intellectual decency and kindness to go and try to find an answer from them, instead of believing what you’re being told by the media you consume?

You’ve went against MRAs and confused them with PUAs before, and now you’re speaking about #GamerGate with no real knowledge of the many changes that have happened in the discussion, and all new information #GamerGate has in terms of collusion, lies and unethical behavior.

No, #GamerGate doesn’t care about ZQ’s sexual life. But we do care about this shit. If the media had done an honest attempt at investigating the accusations we would have discovered how bullshit they were BEFORE having to see most mainstream media publish shit on how gamers are misogynist cis white neckbeards as an attempt to silence the discussion.

You know who I am. I’m a transgender artist. I’m a feminist. I’m sex positive. Left libertarian. I’m part of GamerGate because I took the time to see all sides of the debate and form an opinion— and I don’t agree with many things in the debate, and with many of the participants in the hashtag, but I’m discussing these issues with them, not dismissing a whole movement out of willful ignorance.

Go build an informed opinion, like a real thinker.


2014-09-12 : 207 notes


Words of wisdom, Lloyd my man. Words of wisdom.

Words of wisdom, Lloyd my man. Words of wisdom.

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2014-09-12 : 45 notes



cinephiliabeyond:

A short film about movies that played before the 2002 Academy Awards by documentary filmmaker Errol Morris.

On MetaFilter, user Going To Maine compiled a list of thirty Errol Morris documentaries, TV episodes, short subjects and two movies about documentary legend, all of which can be streamed on YouTube, along with some short descriptions of their content.

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Errol Morris, being the greatest American documentarian ever as always.


2014-09-12 : 7 notes


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