• what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: Talos the mighty! Talos the unerring! Talos the unassailable! To you we give Praise! We are but maggots writhing in the filth of our own corruption! While you have ascended from the dung of mortality, and now walk among the stars! But you were once man! Aye! And as man you said, Let me show you the power of Talos Stormcrown, born of the North, where my breath is long winter. I breathe now in royalty and reshape this land which is mine. I do this for you, Red Legions, for I love you. Aye, love! Love! Even as man, great Talos cherished us. For he saw in us, in each of us, the future of Skyrim! The future of Tamriel! And there it is, friends! The ugly truth! We are the children of man! Talos is the true god of man! Ascended from flesh, to rule the realm of spirit! The very idea is inconceivable to our Elven overlords! Sharing the heavens with us? With man? Ha! They can barely tolerate our presence on earth! Today, they take away your faith. But what of tomorrow? What then? Do the elves take your homes? Your businesses? Your children? Your very lives? And what does the Empire do? Nothing! Nay, worse than nothing! The Imperial machine enforces the will of the Thalmor! Against its own people! So rise up! Rise up, children of the Empire! Rise up, Stormcloaks! Embrace the word of mighty Talos, he who is both man and Divine! For we are the children of man! And we shall inherit the heavens and earth!
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Reminder that if you blame men’s issues on “the patriarchy backfiring” or “toxic masculinity,” you don’t support men or men’s rights at all because:

yourscientistfriend:

crush-the-pastryarchy:

1. You are making men’s issues about women by implying that women are the real victims of the discrimination men face in society.

2. You are telling men that were victims of discrimination such as “male rape and domestic violence victims not being taken seriously” that it is their fault for being discriminated against for being male and being part of the patriarchy.

So I’ve scrolled past this twice, and I’m trying my best to use my foggy mind to explain what I think is going on here, so bear with me,

That’s not saying anything about women at all. I don’t see how blaming a patriarchy society is shifting the focus to females? I agree 100% that men’s issues are real (paternal rights, unfair profiling, emotional repression, rape) but saying that they are caused by the patriarchy at large is hardly victim blaming. If the patriarchy damages women, it can damage men too. It’s not saying that it’s the person’s individual fault for what happens to them, rather it’s a larger system that we’re all a part of.

Women perpetuate toxic ideas too. Think about how many times we’ve heard girls whisper behind another girl’s back calling her a whore, or as I often hear with Middle Aged women, they put down a working mother for balancing family with employment. We don’t call women perpetuating anti-feminism against women “victim blaming” and therefore calling out patriarchy for damaging men as well is not “victim blaming”

Interesting take on the matter, yourscientistfriend. I might have to mull over what you’ve said for a bit and see what conclusions I come to.

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youroldladysgotworms:

gamergateharassment:

I’d say Christina Sommers or Nero, but you can exactly have your movement go around killing Women and Gay people, eh?

This person sounds like someone who watches too many drama tv series.
"The only way to stop it is if someone were to … die"
Yeah girl nice use of … emphasis, but it makes you sound like you’re a tuff-12-year old child

youroldladysgotworms:

gamergateharassment:

I’d say Christina Sommers or Nero, but you can exactly have your movement go around killing Women and Gay people, eh?

This person sounds like someone who watches too many drama tv series.

"The only way to stop it is if someone were to … die"

Yeah girl nice use of … emphasis, but it makes you sound like you’re a tuff-12-year old child

Reminder that if you blame men’s issues on “the patriarchy backfiring” or “toxic masculinity,” you don’t support men or men’s rights at all because:

crush-the-pastryarchy:

1. You are making men’s issues about women by implying that women are the real victims of the discrimination men face in society.

2. You are telling men that were victims of discrimination such as “male rape and domestic violence victims not being taken seriously” that it is their fault for being discriminated against for being male and being part of the patriarchy.

chongotheartist:

theyatemytailorr:

never in my life did I think that toilet doors would make me so angry

diablicomagnifico said: A guy who doesn't feel like doing his own research asks, what is gamergate? Give me the cliffnotes so I don't have to read a bunch of articles.

thespectacularspider-girl:

Cliffnotes are as follows:

1.  Ex-Boyfriend of Zoe Quinn releases massive blog post about Zoe cheating on him, emotionally abusing him and corruption in the game industry around her.  Drama confirmed as Zoe Quinn’s actions:

  • Got positive press and publicity for her game by people who she slept with.  Debatable on if they were just friends or lovers at the time.  Irrelevant, still unethical.
  • Slept with her boss.
  • Directed harassment toward TFYC program to get women into game design.  TFYC almost shut down because of harassment.
  • Blaming Wizard-Chan for harassing her.  This is proven false.

2.  Scandal is known as 5GuysBurgersandFries.  Discussion of this is censored across the board, across most websites.  4chan allows discussion, as do a couple other sites.

3.  Proto-Gamergaters raise and give 70k to TFYC so the game program gets funded.  TFYC allow /v/ to make a game character as a prize.  Vivian James is the result.

4.  5Guys scandal blows up.   More corruption sniffed out.  Devs and Journos funding one another through Patreon.  Female game journo gave positive press and reviews to person she slept with and lived with.

5.  Approximately a dozen pieces released across multiple sites, within 24 hours, declaring “Gamers Dead”.  Gamers revolt.  Gamergate tag becomes used.  Escapist Website changes policy, allows GG threads, seen as an ally toward Gamergate.

6.  GameJournoPros list is released.  Mass collusion confirmed.  Talk of bribes, setting narratives and donations to Zoe Quinn exposed.

7.  Gamergate starts emailing advertisers.  Intel and UAC pull out of Gamasutra.  Gamasutra freaks the fuck out.

8.  4chan bans all Gamergate discussion.  Evidence comes out that Moot may be influenced by Gawker or other sites.  Gamergate moves to 8chan.

9.  Brianna Wu harassed by 3rd party.  Blames it on Gamergate. Goes to mainstream media, promotes herself as a victim.  Shooting threat not related to Gamergate happens against Anita Sarkeesian, blamed on Gamergate.  MSM vilifies Gamergate.

10.  Mercedes pulls out of advertising with Gawker after one of their editors insults gamers.

11.  Here we are now.

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gutsyfrog said: FUCK. did you see @samfbiddle's tweets about how "gamergate is proof that we should bring bullying back and beat up and shame nerds into submission"? that dude works for gawker media, the company that owns kotaku and jezebel. he got many favorites and retweets. these are the people the mainstream media is siding with and that will never lose their jobs for being human scum. these are the people in control of the narrative. I'm fucking livid.

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

wired-infornography:

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

gutsyfrog:

hokuto-ju-no-ken:

Oh, dude, I have. Got screencaps of all the other journalists and shit who favorited and retweeted it, too. It was fucking disgusting and he just kept making it worse and worse with him and the Editor-in-Chief at Gawker moving onto making fun of Autistic teens/kids and shit.

But then today they both go “WE WERE ONLY JOKING, IT WAS JUST MEANT AS HUMOR, WHY ARE YOU TAKING IT SERIOUSLY”

And then the editor at Jezebel with her “I’ll pay 10,000 dollars for a picture of a Gamergate participant we’d fuck” and another one of them responding with “How much for a photo of a female Gamergate participant who isn’t ugly, fat and mentally unstable?”

just

fucking disgusting

All of this on the fucking day for Anti-Bullying Awareness

Though god fucking damn do I really wish that Biddle ends up accepting that one Attorney’s challenge to box. Did you see that?

https://twitter.com/PlayDangerously/status/522971574400348160

https://twitter.com/PlayDangerously/status/522970948572438528

https://twitter.com/PlayDangerously/status/523333906724974592

https://twitter.com/PlayDangerously/status/522973223600672768

https://twitter.com/PlayDangerously/status/523340098415259648

https://twitter.com/PlayDangerously/status/523009501394259969

Disclaimer: I don’t consider myself a “gamergater”; not because they’re terrorists or whatever the shit but because I’m seeing too much poor organization and naivety for me to just jump in and say “GO GAMERGATE GO”. THAT SAID.

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This man works for Gawker Media. The same Gawker that owns Kotaku and Jezebel. None of these people will receive any amount of punishment for this garbage. They won’t lose their jobs and there will be no media coverage, because the media is on their side.

When I was younger, I wanted to believe left-wingers couldn’t be as scummy as this. That if people who identify as ‘progressives’ got more control of the news, things would get better. Instead, all I got out of this was an important lesson: if a special interest group is given significant power by the news media, they WILL manipulate the narrative. That power will always be abused, and it will be abused in repulsive ways.

Sam Biddle’s half-hearted apology (after all the bullshit you talked about, including other journalists joining in and agreeing with him) doesn’t matter. He’s not the only e-celeb who’s publicly justified bullying:

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We’ve seen what lies behind their veneer of progressiveness, so what’s the point in pretending otherwise? These people are not just bullies, they are also the Jack Thompsons of today; the “Doom a murder simulator” doomsayers and the “Pokemon is Satanic brainwashing” fundies of the 2010s.

No one but a tiny minority of redpill crazies would shit blood at the idea of a more woman-friendly video game industry; the issue here is, these people do not simply want a more varied industry and an open-minded discussion that could facilitate such a change. They want to point fingers, speak for entire genders and races and be the morality police.

If they act this way over something as silly as fucking video games, just imagine how they tackle more serious issues (and certainly, I do have examples of similarly slanted or outright consciously untrue coverage regarding matters of life and death, not just popular entertainment).

The idea of shit like this becoming the default for ‘progressive journalists’ is fucking terrifying to me. This garbage not represent the views and matters of the people in the slightest and if it keeps going in this direction, America will start moving towards the far-right and nationalism just to get away from this stuff. It’s not a stretch, as it’s basically what’s happening to Sweden now if a Swedish friend of mine is to be believed.

I don’t agree with “keep politics out of nerd media” but I can definitely understand it hugely. It’s certainly depressing to see one of my only remaining corners of escapism get overrun with this stuff. I understand why some people just want to shut it all off.

nothing to add but

man fuck moviebob

I generally avoid the whole gamersgate mess because holy frick it is an ugly hot mess, and I don’t always agree with moviebob on what he has to say, but this is the context of his screenshot, https://twitter.com/the_moviebob/status/521503606647058433

Reading the whole thing, I don’t think Bob is necessarily condoning the bad behavior so much as saying when you join what is essentially a hate group, you can expect to get serious hate from the groups that disagree with you. 

Dude, the guy said a teenager deserved to serve jail time (Not in a joking way, either, he was citing laws and everything) for trolling someone in WoW.

I’m not gonna give this idiot the benefit of the doubt.

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snazz-athoth said: Woah wait what? I knew Intel pulled ads from Gamasutra but I hadn't heard about their response to it? What did Gamasutra say exactly?

thespectacularspider-girl:

Gamasutra basically said Intel was complicit with harassment, to the point where Intel had to release a statement saying “We do not condone harassment but at this time we won’t be reinstating our advertisements on Gamasutra.”

And let me put it this way.  When a company releases a statement like that, in response to being called harassers by the people they just sponsored?  Well… let me translate it from “businessese to common tongue”

"Hey, Gamasutra.  Fuck you."

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