Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by gnome » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:07 am

Not disputing it, just trying to explore and define it a little. Something to help work out less obvious cases. Is it reacting to a small group that brings it there?
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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:23 am

gnome wrote:Not disputing it, just trying to explore and define it a little. Something to help work out less obvious cases. Is it reacting to a small group that brings it there?
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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by corplinx » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:20 pm

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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by specious_reasons » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:51 pm

corplinx wrote: This was just this week. The SocJus Fascists continue to base to spread lies and deceptions and have them uncritically repeated because it confirms the bias of many people. Kind of like those "widespread violence" stories about Trump rallies where the SocJus people are mostly to blame.
That is the legal public justification. If she worked for Uber on the weekends, that would be moonlighting and might be cause for termination, too, but I'll bet you $10.00 at least one Nintendo employee does that and hasn't yet been fired.

Well, until and unless there was some negative press surrounding the Uber driver, and Nintendo has a built in reason for termination.
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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:06 pm

specious_reasons wrote:
corplinx wrote: This was just this week. The SocJus Fascists continue to base to spread lies and deceptions and have them uncritically repeated because it confirms the bias of many people. Kind of like those "widespread violence" stories about Trump rallies where the SocJus people are mostly to blame.
That is the legal public justification. If she worked for Uber on the weekends, that would be moonlighting and might be cause for termination, too, but I'll bet you $10.00 at least one Nintendo employee does that and hasn't yet been fired.

Well, until and unless there was some negative press surrounding the Uber driver, and Nintendo has a built in reason for termination.
I'm sure Nintendo would have used any justification to rid themselves of her. They don't want to be associated with that crap. Her job title made that especially true.

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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by corplinx » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:20 pm

The Japanese have the saying "A nail that sticks out will be hammered".

Moonlighting is against the employment agreement and she was moonlighting. Yes, companies often overlook these rules if they like you. If you start defending child porn on twitter when it is known you work for Nintendo (a family friendly game company), and they find out you have a second job selling sexy cosplay pictures; you are really asking for it.

In her case, she was posting teaser photos for shoots under her main twitter account. She was promoting it as herself. Some of these photos used Nintendo related symbols. If she had not been fired for moonlighting, she likely would have been fired for violation of the company's social media policy (which most large companies have these days).

So comparing her to someone making side money via an Uber isn't really a fair comparison.

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She worked for Nintendo as PR person.

"Nintendo Treehouse's Alison Rapp says anyone who calls her out on her positions on child pornography is a GGer or a "white supremacist""

If they had fired her for being a fucking git, I would have been fine with that.



She was infamous in gaming circles for being another lying huckster.

She took some comments from 4chan and 8chan and put them in a google doc to show how martyred she was being harassed on the Internets (Alison who?)

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Re: Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:26 am

So why was GG mad at her in the first place again?

4chan loves child porn too, right?
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Post by corplinx » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:32 am

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).

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Post by Doctor X » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:56 am

Let me tell you about something called "Deflategate."

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Post by corplinx » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:47 pm

Reported for Offtopic.

Also, thanked for the reminder to check the latest on that. For anyone who isn't into sports/football, Deflategate is a perfect example of "this fits what I already believe, so it must be true". It also has the quackery of scientific testing you expect from dowsers. It reveals the overly cozy nature of the sports media with the power structure.

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Post by Doctor X » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:06 pm

Particularly when Someone Has an Agenda! Contrast the speed with which Goodel and the NFL responded to The New York Times showing how they have been working with the same people who helped tobacco cover-up evidences--thanks--to cover-up concussion evidence. The response from the NYT lawyers is a fantastic example of "snort my taint." [Perfectly cromulent legal motion.--Ed.]

Much of Deflategate was driven to sooth jealous butt-hurt owners who suck and distract from Goodel's criminal handling of domestic violence--"video? You sent to me? Really? But still, he done told her twice!"

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Post by Boss Paul » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:07 pm

corplinx wrote:Also, thanked for the reminder to check the latest on that. For anyone who isn't into sports/football, Deflategate is a perfect example of "this fits what I already believe, so it must be true". It also has the quackery of scientific testing you expect from dowsers. It reveals the overly cozy nature of the sports media with the power structure.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:25 pm

Meanwhile in Japan ... :lmao:

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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:53 am

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.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:10 am

Meanwhile over at Kotaku I found this post:

http://kotaku.com/nintendo-employee-ter ... 1768100368
Update #1 - 8:48 pm: Nintendo denies she was fired due to harassment, and says she was let go because she had a second job, which they say was in “conflict with Nintendo’s corporate culture.”
She had a second job, but they don't say what it was, except that it was "in conflict with Nintendo’s corporate culture."
Update #2 - 11:00 pm: Rapp has responded to Nintendo’s statement on Twitter, admitting to “moonlighting under a fake name, and with no real identifiers” in order to pay off student loans. It’s unclear what the job was or why Rapp used a fake name.
What sort of job would one use a fake name for?
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:35 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
What sort of job would one use a fake name for?

Hit man.

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Post by corplinx » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:44 am

She plugged her moonlighting as a cosplay pic girl from her main twitter. I guess she meant she escorted under a pseudonym.

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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:01 am

I think it's still terrible though that they doxxed her (she says people are now doxxing her family members and relatives too). I don't even think she had anything to do with the changes Nintendo made when it localized certain Japanese games. If anything, she would have been in favor of keeping the 'sexy' aspects that were toned down for the North American version. But they fixated on her for some reason and that's probably how Nintendo found out about her "second job". If it was just an uber driver or something legal and uncontroversial I don't think they would have cared.
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Post by corplinx » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:13 am

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.

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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:45 am

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.
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