2014-10-20 : 37 notes
The following is my own opinion and is not endorsed or representative of RPGamer.com or its writers. My friends there have stayed neutral on this, and I’m happy to allow them to continue with that stance.
Over the past two months, I’ve been watching the GamerGate argument rage back and forth with…
2014-10-18 : 24 notes
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."
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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 : 7 notes