Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by ed » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:53 am

If she violated company policy and that policy is uniformly applied then she is whining. There is no free speech in a private company.
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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by hammegk » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:51 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
corplinx wrote:http://archive.is/kp47y

"Nintendo fired a woman named Alison Rapp on Wednesday, a decision that's putting the spotlight back on harassment in the gaming industry."

CNN comes to the party late and runs the story sourced from leftie tweets. A familiar refrain. Whether it's pepper spray girl or Rapp, they run a story fitting their own confirmation bias "Trump supporters are evil!" "video gamers are mysognist bullies!" that is late and in err (and likely won't ever be retracted).
According to a post over at KiA, her "moonlighting" may have been as a prostitute.
That's sexist.

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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:57 pm

corplinx wrote:4chan isn't nice to pedofile supporters.
4Chan isn't nice to anyone.
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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by corplinx » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:36 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
corplinx wrote:4chan isn't nice to pedofile supporters.

There was no scuttlebutt about her being an escort though before she was fired. They didn't have to doxx her though to know she moonlighted selling sexy cosplay pics since she plugged it from her main twitter.
It almost sounds like you are excusing the harassment here. I don't know if she is a pedophile supporter or not, but I would remind you that you aren't truly a supporter of freedom of speech unless that also applies to speech that you personally find abhorrent. Trying to get someone fired because they wrote something controversial in a college essay seems pretty antithetical to freedom of speech. Compare with say, trying to get someone disinvited from a programming conference because of their political views. I'm trying to figure out what the difference is as you see it.

Twitter/4chan comments aren't harassment. Harassment cannot be ignored. When she was using her twitter to do pro-pedophile activism on twitter, it wasn't the 4chan bots that said they were reporting her to Nintendo. It was a child abuse advocacy group.

Anita Sarkeesian et al need to stop claiming mean tweets are "harassment".

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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:57 pm

I think it went beyond some "mean tweets". And continues to go on, or at least she says. Like contacting the employers of family members.
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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by corplinx » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:50 pm

#shufflegate

I am necro'ing Abdul's troll thread (which apparently caused quite the scene at TOP) to post about some complete nonsense.

I didn't even want to mention this, but people sometimes the sort of flim flam artists involved here aren't really well understood.

This one is Zoe Quinn, the woman who was getting her indie game promoted through connections in game media whereas it would have been a forgotten failure otherwise. Basically, the person whose silly antics created the "gamerGate" movement.

I will spell this out as simply as I can.

Nintendo translates a game for america.
In one of the translation lines, they refer to "five fun guys"
Zoe Quinn, declares that this is a reference to the five men she supposedly slept with to promote her game.
SJWs rally on twitter to call out Nintendo for this and past grievances like firing moonlighting Call Girl Amanda Rapp.
People inform them that this is actually a reference to WaterGate and Nintendo has used it in the past in translations.
SJWs declare this is further evidence since GamerGate was named for WaterGate.

Notes: SJWs like in a world where _everything_ is about them. In my world, when you assume random things in a movie, book, or a video game are about you: it is a sign of mental illness. I can believe that Zoe Quinn is mentally ill. I will have to assume the horde of SJWs who jumped on this insane bandwagon are mentally retarded.

Beam me up Mr. Speaker.

I will link nothing since this is so silly beyond reason it makes your head hurt. However, if you want to know more or check me on it:
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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:10 pm

http://www.gamezone.com/originals/opini ... story-k0yv
How much self-centrism and ignorance does the thinly skinned population of the gaming community have to wallow in until we're no longer allowed to put historical references in video games, for fear of offending some minor props on history's off-Broadway stage? How blind to truth and reason does our community have to be before it's cool to be giant fucking hypocrites and call for dog-piles on those we disagree with, even for imaginary sleights against our crew? How stubborn do these jackasses have to be to refuse to admit they were wrong and to apologize to a company, or anyone really, they falsely painted as some sort of social evil?

When it comes to gaming and social justice, the answer is exactly this much
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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:19 pm

Frankly gamergate is a 'pox upon both their houses' situation. People doing ugly shit to each other in retaliation for the bad shit that was done to them which causes them to do more bad shit to the other. And around and around it goes.
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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by corplinx » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:26 pm

As far as I can tell, when the social justice people do the Tu Quoque on GamerGate, they are attacking 4chan/twitter trolls and not thought leaders like TotalBiscuit.

I may be wrong since I don't spend time pouring over the data. But it seems like they want to draw a false equivalency between the antics of the Briana Wu's of the world and random non-influential trolls.

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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:31 pm

Doesn't really rate a new thread, and doesn't quite fit the war on SJWs thread, so it goes here:

A husband fixed Barbie to look more like his game-developer wife
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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:57 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Doesn't really rate a new thread, and doesn't quite fit the war on SJWs thread, so it goes here:

A husband fixed Barbie to look more like his game-developer wife
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barbie.jpg

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I don't see what's wrong with that. Some guy made a custom Barbie for his wife. Not exactly the stuff of totalitarian dystopian nightmares. When I was marrried, I would do occasional nice things for my wife too. I guess that makes me a horrible SJW asshole too, then.
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:57 pm

corplinx wrote:As far as I can tell, when the social justice people do the Tu Quoque on GamerGate, they are attacking 4chan/twitter trolls and not thought leaders like TotalBiscuit.

I may be wrong since I don't spend time pouring over the data. But it seems like they want to draw a false equivalency between the antics of the Briana Wu's of the world and random non-influential trolls.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:12 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:Doesn't really rate a new thread, and doesn't quite fit the war on SJWs thread, so it goes here:

A husband fixed Barbie to look more like his game-developer wife
Business Insider

barbie.jpg

:bigthumb:
I don't see what's wrong with that. Some guy made a custom Barbie for his wife. Not exactly the stuff of totalitarian dystopian nightmares. When I was marrried, I would do occasional nice things for my wife too. I guess that makes me a horrible SJW asshole too, then.
Hence the thumbs up smiley.

The real point is about the underlying cultural milieu of there being "game developer Barbie" in the first place.

That's gotta be indirect fallout from GamerGate.
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Post by corplinx » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:13 pm

I think Abdul is seeing if anyone takes the confirmation bias bait on something that is obviously benign again. He may be testing it for re-deployment at other forums. :-)

You sick troll you. ;-)

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:17 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:Doesn't really rate a new thread, and doesn't quite fit the war on SJWs thread, so it goes here:

A husband fixed Barbie to look more like his game-developer wife
Business Insider

barbie.jpg

:bigthumb:
I don't see what's wrong with that. Some guy made a custom Barbie for his wife. Not exactly the stuff of totalitarian dystopian nightmares. When I was marrried, I would do occasional nice things for my wife too. I guess that makes me a horrible SJW asshole too, then.
Hence the thumbs up smiley.

The real point is about the underlying cultural milieu of there being "game developer Barbie" in the first place.

That's gotta be indirect fallout from GamerGate.
Still don't see anything wrong with it. This isn't somebody tryint to police someone elses thoughts, words or actions. This is someone thinking his wife might like a particular thing, that particular thing not existing, so he made it. Not seeing a problem here.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:25 pm

corplinx wrote:I think Abdul is seeing if anyone takes the confirmation bias bait on something that is obviously benign again. He may be testing it for re-deployment at other forums. :-)

You sick troll you. ;-)
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Post by corplinx » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:29 pm

There are always efforts to make "realistic" barbies of some sort. Colored, fat, and now nerdy. Nothing to do with gamergate.

(in case you were serious)

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:36 pm

Oooh!

How many Barbies in your collection pal? :p
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:37 pm

Let's make a really realistic game developer Barbie.

Use Breanna Wu as a model. :BigGrin3:
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