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Sam



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarkeesian's next target is the Fighting Fuck Toy, which leads some to suspect that it will create the worst and most trollishly misogynistic response yet.

Reason being that fighting game fans tend to be the absolute worst, beyond all measure of the sexism of typical game fans.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's like lancing a boil, until you poke a hole in it and let all the filth and rot ooze out into the light of day, you aren't gonna heal it.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snorri wrote:
The gaming community is pretty hostile. I subscribe to the theory that it is due to it being compromised of people that got challenged all their life about it and therefore defend anything out of habit.


the gaming community is also inherently competitive, and competition often brings out the worst in people--and when you bring out the worst in people, at least some of it is gonna be sexist (e.g. "you throw like a girl").
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feiticeira wrote:
see, mouse? demented expressions of misogyny on twitter isn't just for brits!


yeah, but no rape threats. what is it about jane austen that inspires rape threats?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
Feiticeira wrote:
see, mouse? demented expressions of misogyny on twitter isn't just for brits!


yeah, but no rape threats. what is it about jane austen that inspires rape threats?


she received a disturbing threat a few days ago on twitter. They refuse to investigate or take any action.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn - i thought they were supposed to be talking this more seriously, after the criado-perez thing....i guess just making it easier to report abuse still doesn't mean they are actually going to take action on ending abuse.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wo ho ho it's just a joke ho ho ho she shouldn't be so sensitive hue hue hue boys will be boys it's just some guy on twitter saying he will rape her anus dry why she gotta get her panties in a twist about it, we're not going to do anything about it. sincerely, twitter.

seriously, I know I said it before, but the response to her videos is so remarkably telling in light of how straightforward and reasonable they are. these fuckers go berserk on her even when she's being patient and providing a nuanced study of sexism in media with every caveat you could ever want. She's intellectually strenuous, her points are cogent and explored in multiple dimensions, she carefully lines out her case and explains the stakes and the social implications, and the end result is that fuckin baby-ass gamers the world over lose their shit and become rabid flaming fuckshits to her.

I know this is the internet and there will always be a terrible background radiation of the very dregs of society pseudo-literately hurling garbage onto the undercurrents of everything, but something about her and her videos has this magical capacity to stir up the dregs from their hive and throw them front and center in a turgid display of the very worst we collectively have to offer.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't imagine why this ad is showing up here for me

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the exact same thing and literally laughed
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like something happened at vidcon

the dudes site had 2 videos titled "how to pick up chicks at vidcon" that are now deleted.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really hope nobody does something like that to me. I honestly don't know what I'd do.

Pretty sure it wouldn't be good, though.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure my first reaction would be to shriek bloody murder into the dude's ears, as well as attempting to beat the shit out of him.

I hope he didn't do anything like that to someone with PTSD.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How to pick up chicks
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feiticeira wrote:
I can't imagine why this ad is showing up here for me


Taken literately, we must assume that it's an ad for a gay dating service for gamers.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
Feiticeira wrote:
I can't imagine why this ad is showing up here for me


Taken literately, we must assume that it's an ad for a gay dating service for gamers.


That's what has happened to Craigslist (at least locally) because all the non-robot women get their posts flagged as spam by guys who are annoyed their email wasn't immediately responded to. When I made a post about it, I was told, "No real women post ads here." Heterosexual men subscribe to ths belief, ban the women, and then wonder why only robots are answering their posts.
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