Let me get this straight
You are going up against gamers. People who are programmed to win, to grind and slog for months for a prize, who can put up with the most horrendous insults being thrown at them.
And your plan is to try slander and outlast these people?
They’re also going after people who have years of experience playing games where the heroes tackle corrupt empires, ideologies and the like
Let me just say that the corrupt empires always ended badly.
i’m fuckin crying u heard it here 1st folks feminism is a corrupt empire, hellbent on fighting sexism and striving for equal representation in the media, and constantly at arms against a ragtag bunch of nice heroes, who are tasked with such noble endeavours as playing games, whacking off to gross exaggerations of female sexuality and threatening to shoot up universities
You’re aware that he’s talking about gaming journalism and not feminism, right? Gamergate is about ethics in gaming journalism, not about feminism and women, which is why the journalists are trying to spin it as in order to make Gamergate easier to debunk.
Gamergate holds a great deal of women, ethnicities, LGBT and more. There are feminists, notably sex positive feminists, who have joined the movement in order to see game journalism cleaned up.
But, see, here’s the thing. Your post belies a greater issue here.
1.a. You claim ‘exaggerations of female sexuality’, yet ignore the numerous women in the movement and numerous gay men in the movement. In fact, Milo of Gamergate, journalist and the one who exposed the Journo Pro mailing list, is gay.
1.b. It also ignores that many women see these ‘exaggerations’ as empowerment. Or did you not know that Bayonetta was designed by a woman, specifically to be her own power fantasy. And many women have spoken up and agreed with the sentiment. Your views are inherently sex negative and seek to erase the opinions of women in the movement.
2.a. You remark on the school shooting. You’re aware that the harassment that Ms Wu didn’t contain anything to do with Gamergate? Wu even admitted she made the assumption. Or are you aware that the shooting threat didn’t mention Gamergate either? So you’re trying to falsely pin the acts of psychopaths on a movement of nearly a million people.
2.b. You seem to forget that Gamergate has actually brought down harassing people as well. In particular, they exposed an individual attacking and harassing Anita Sarkeesian, alerting the FBI to his presence and his identity. The person in question is a Brazilian journalist with a history of unethical behavior and clickbaiting.
2.c. The police were contacted by concerned individuals. While not all the details are known, and the search for this person are underway, the police quickly called in the FBI. Being experts on this, they have already ruled out the fact idea that the person who sent it was a student or had the means to actually carry out the attack. This was not police laziness, this was FBI experts saying that the attack was a fraud.
Hope that cleared some things up.
Funny thing is, there might be an Empire of feminism, or at least the base of one trying to be built.
if this ends up being wrong, just think of me as some tinfoil nutjob c: