Stop Being Stupid

Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right.

notallfeminists:

kaon4shi:

vladimirnootin:


 The legal problem for Sarkeesian is that fundraising through public deceit is against the law in America, as Mike from Danger & Play helpfully pointed out. [donotlink article]

omg

Article doesn’t explain under what “false pretenses” she raised her project funds. She asks people to back her project, and she’s doing the project. She hasn’t lied about what she’s spending donated funds on. Claiming to have received threats (I personally believe her but that’s beside the point) has nothing to do with it. If she lied, that would be manipulative but in no way illegal. 

"She asks people to back her project, and she’s doing the project." She was going to deliver 12 video’s by December 2012. It’s now September 2014, how many video’s did she make? 4? 5?
"She hasn’t lied about what she’s spending donated funds on." She asked for 6.000 dollars for her project. She got 26 times her asking amount. That’s mm152.922 dollars, for those 12 video’s that were supposed to be done and delivered by December 2012. She hasn’t said one word on where all that money went.
"Claiming to received threats has nothing to do with it." Actually it has. If you claim to have received threats to gain attention for your video’s and to raise money (because we all know she doesn’t have enough money!), and those threats turn out to be fabricated, that’s a felony. It’s called ‘fundraising through public deceit’. That’s was that article was about.
Don’t defend someone like Anita Sarkeesian without doing research.


But research is a tool of the Patriarchy and thus should not be accepted!

notallfeminists:

kaon4shi:

vladimirnootin:

 The legal problem for Sarkeesian is that fundraising through public deceit is against the law in America, as Mike from Danger & Play helpfully pointed out. [donotlink article]

omg

Article doesn’t explain under what “false pretenses” she raised her project funds. She asks people to back her project, and she’s doing the project. She hasn’t lied about what she’s spending donated funds on. Claiming to have received threats (I personally believe her but that’s beside the point) has nothing to do with it. If she lied, that would be manipulative but in no way illegal. 

"She asks people to back her project, and she’s doing the project." She was going to deliver 12 video’s by December 2012. It’s now September 2014, how many video’s did she make? 4? 5?

"She hasn’t lied about what she’s spending donated funds on." She asked for 6.000 dollars for her project. She got 26 times her asking amount. That’s mm152.922 dollars, for those 12 video’s that were supposed to be done and delivered by December 2012. She hasn’t said one word on where all that money went.

"Claiming to received threats has nothing to do with it." Actually it has. If you claim to have received threats to gain attention for your video’s and to raise money (because we all know she doesn’t have enough money!), and those threats turn out to be fabricated, that’s a felony. It’s called ‘fundraising through public deceit’. That’s was that article was about.

Don’t defend someone like Anita Sarkeesian without doing research.

But research is a tool of the Patriarchy and thus should not be accepted!

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animevillainsforjustice:

The truly bad thing about the whole Zoe Quinn debacle is that her dishonesty perpetuated the myth that women have to be sexually available to get ahead in male dominated industries. I do not condone the harassment she is getting or the harassment of anyone. But I also don’t condone her actions….

I’m sure people would love to talk about the actual issues when it comes to women and gaming but the likes of Anita and Zoe make it that much harder to take the issues seriously, what with Anita lying about all of her subject matters and the crap she’ll spew outside of her show from botching information in regards to the merits of women in the media or her recent faking of a twitter account for money, and Zoe speaks for herself as to what she’s done. Instead of talking about any difficulties that women face when entering the industry, people would rather just look at games with female NPCs that can be killed and go “this game is misogynistic because a female NPC can be killed” and ignore the bodies of men sitting right behind the virtual corpse of the woman in question. And instead of looking at the corruption of gaming journalism they just plug their ears and go “lalala you are just being misogynistic lalala”. Then they try to denounce any evidence by pointing to a chat log that apparently was a set up in it’s own situation, if it even happened at all.

Anonymous asked: What IS gamergate? I've seen people talking about it but I don't know if it's a person, a group of people, a website...

thespectacularspider-girl:

TLDR.  It is against corruption in the gaming industry and gaming journalism.

Zoe Quinn, a indie dev, slept around to get ahead in the industry.  She slept with her boss, people on award boards, game journalists.  It was exposed and now more and more journalists are being exposed having sexual relations with people they’re reviewing, giving money, palling around, etc.  It is an almost incestuous relationship.

Silverstream Media, a consulting group, is a major player in it.  It seems tied to Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian and Maya Kramer, and ultimately seems to be, in part, at the heart of a lot of corruption.

It is about calling out corrupt journalism.  It is about doing away with nepotism.  It is about tossing out people who shit on gamers.  It is about people being done with backroom deals, agendas and blatant lies.

#notyourshield is a subtag for women, minorities and members of the LGBT who are gamers who support gamergate.  They’re typically tired of these people, people in the industry and journalists, fabricating this strawman, a “straight, white, cis male gamer” to attack, effectively erasing anyone who doesn’t fall into that box and is a gamer as well.

  • Me: I want equality between genders, races and people of different sexualities, but I'm not a feminist.
  • Feminist: HA! What you just described is feminism!
  • Me: No, considering feminists closed down all male abuse shelters causing an owner of one to end his life, they sent death threats and doxxed Erin Pizzey for trying to open a men's abuse shelter, they actively made the laws of rape to always affect male perpetuators and female victims but never female perpetuators, they tried closing down female prisons, they constantly take advantage of double standarts that favour them such as less jail-time for women and a higher chance to win parental custody over their kids even if they are the abusers, all while constantly complaining over double standarts that don't favour them.
  • Feminist:
  • Me: Also they tend to throw trans women under the bus, they always prioritize female LGBT+ members even though the male ones are just as important, they constantly complain about sexualisation when a woman in a fictional work is simply feminine or slightly more voluptuous, they ignore women who disagree with their movement, AND GOD FORBID if you are a woman against feminism who also happens to be transgender because they will try to trigger your dysphoria.
  • Feminist:
  • Me: They speak their minds on circumcision all while chanting "no uterus no opinion" when talking about abortion. Not to mention that abortion is something done consensually that doesn't result in your genitals being mutilated forever, while circumcision is something done to a baby that cannot consent and it's basically male genital mutilation..
  • Feminist:
  • Me: They dismiss guys' opinions with "male tears" even though raped boys are told to like it, abused boys are told to "man up", and the suicide rate in boys is much higher than in girls. Not to mention that all male abuse shelters are closed BECAUSE OF FEMINISTS.
  • Feminist:
  • Me: Not to mention when the Elliot roger incident happened they claimed it was because of misoginy that he killed them, when it was because he had mental issues. When someone brings up his mental illness they would dismiss it with "you're just perpetuating the stereotype that all mental people are violent!!" even though stereotypes can sometimes be true and he was indeed violent because of his mental illness and over-inflated ego. then feminists started grouping completely innocent men with rapists and murderers and when people called them out they said they were "derailing" and "focusing more on themselves rather than the issue" even though they were just trying to establish that NO NOT 51% OF THE POPULATION ARE RAPISTS AND MURDERERS AND MISOGYNISTS. And when someone says that feminists hate men there will always be a feminist who will scream "but NOT ALL FEMINISTS HATE MEN??? ONLY THE RADICAL ONES!!!". Kind of hypocritical isn't it?
  • Feminist:
  • Me:
  • Feminist:
  • Me:
  • Feminist:
  • Me:
  • Feminist:
  • Me:
  • Feminist: Oh well you're just an uneducated brat who only believes in the "feminists hate all men" stereotype!!!!!!! GO TO HELL!?!?!?! LMAO UWU
  • Me: You're an absolute fucking moron.

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theebonyegalitarian:

sjwstupidity:

cradily:

the gaming industry annoys me a lot because it has the potential to be the most creative and diverse outlet we have but like. nah. we got cod. and fifa. 0 female leading characters. the exact same slightly rough looking, dark haired, middle aged white dude.. 3/10

"0 female leading…

If you’re reblogging this without calling OP on their shit then you are not a gamer.

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anti-feminist-rayquaza:

socialjusticestupidity:

anti-feminist-rayquaza:

guttersandgalleries:

guttersandgalleries:

thefavoritelove:

guttersandgalleries:

Omg I loveee Iggy Azalea.
I don’t understand why she’s getting hate particularly from women, on YouTube etc…
I mean, she’s young, beautiful, talented, original, making mone….

Nevermind.

Most of her hate comes from…

guttersandgalleries:

thefavoritelove:

guttersandgalleries:

Omg I loveee Iggy Azalea.
I don’t understand why she’s getting hate particularly from women, on YouTube etc…
I mean, she’s young, beautiful, talented, original, making mone….

Nevermind.

Most of her hate comes from…

I stopped reading when you said “you are incapable of being racist to white people’. Sorry boo. Racism doesn’t have to be systematic. Systematic racism is systematic racism. Racism is racism. Let me single handedly quash your argument that you can’t be racist to the dominant race because racism is when you systematically oppress another race.

In America whites are the dominant race. But, in India, Indians are the dominant race. They own the majority of businesses, the government, the media etc. So, are you telling me, that for an example if a white person was in India, where it would be impossible for that white person to systematically oppress, that it would be IMPOSSIBLE for that white person to be a racist? Racism comes from who you are, not from the ability to enact your racist desires.

Fool.

^^ OMG this is not a drill! She’s perfect!

I’ll fight you for her!

I’ll fookin burst ye!

I’ll bash yer hed in I swear on me mum!

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anti-feminist-rayquaza:

guttersandgalleries:

guttersandgalleries:

thefavoritelove:

guttersandgalleries:

Omg I loveee Iggy Azalea.
I don’t understand why she’s getting hate particularly from women, on YouTube etc…
I mean, she’s young, beautiful, talented, original, making mone….

Nevermind.

Most of her hate comes from…

guttersandgalleries:

thefavoritelove:

guttersandgalleries:

Omg I loveee Iggy Azalea.
I don’t understand why she’s getting hate particularly from women, on YouTube etc…
I mean, she’s young, beautiful, talented, original, making mone….

Nevermind.

Most of her hate comes from…

I stopped reading when you said “you are incapable of being racist to white people’. Sorry boo. Racism doesn’t have to be systematic. Systematic racism is systematic racism. Racism is racism. Let me single handedly quash your argument that you can’t be racist to the dominant race because racism is when you systematically oppress another race.

In America whites are the dominant race. But, in India, Indians are the dominant race. They own the majority of businesses, the government, the media etc. So, are you telling me, that for an example if a white person was in India, where it would be impossible for that white person to systematically oppress, that it would be IMPOSSIBLE for that white person to be a racist? Racism comes from who you are, not from the ability to enact your racist desires.

Fool.

^^ OMG this is not a drill! She’s perfect!

I’ll fight you for her!

king-arius asked: I find it absolutely hilarious. People like you all flock to the defense of Quinn and Sarkesian, or however you spell that, screeching that only people who are misogynistic could dislike them, or how any criticisms of what they do are only there because they're women. And yet, the only reason you people are trying to defend them, no matter how far back they're setting the game industry, for females especially, is because they're women. There has yet to be a counter argument without that core.

anti-feminist-rayquaza:

hominishostilis:

mr-cappadocia:

blackmagicstrega:

princelesscomic:

king-arius:

princelesscomic:

Look, this is your mistake.

Your are free to dislike Anita.  You are free to dislike Zoe.  You are free to dislike me for that matter.

Where it becomes an issue is where people attack them online, flood them with hate mail, threaten them, and try to intimidate them out of gaming.  

If your reaction to playing Zoe’s game or watching Anita’s videos is “Psshhht, that’s stupid” then we disagree but you’re free to think that.  You’re even free to criticize the work as you see fit.

Where it becomes an issue is where you start treating them differently than you would a male in the same position.  To the best of my knowledge no one has threatened to rape Peter Molyneux.

So yes, please feel free not to like or even to hate what they are doing. Just don’t be an asshole about it.

I don’t know who Peter Molyneux is, can’t say I’ve heard of him. But I do know for a fact that I would condemn anybody, regardless of their gender if they were doing the same thing. And that’s something else people don’t seem to get.

Not everything is about gender to the degree that they claim it is. I don’t like these people not because they’re women, but because I have heard nothing good about them, and it steadily mounts, but whenever somebody plants valid criticisms in their wake, they get buffeted from all sides with people claiming they hate women and don’t want women in the game industry.

They are actively pushing back the games industry, so people want them out. Especially Anita, who stated she doesn’t even like games, and has been shown multiple times not to play the games she reviews. If I’m not mistaken, she called Bayonetta a single mother. Now I may not play Bayonetta, but I’m about 99% sure that is not part of her character in any way. I only watched one of her videos before I realized she has no clue what she’s talking about,

And, to add on to that real quick before I forget this, but Zoe Quinn was the head of a little group that got a convention shut down. (Twice, I believe.) Do you know what that convention was for? It was to help girls start getting into video game development. She’s very actively fucking people over, but people try to sweep it under the rug with the defense of “you can’t criticize her, she has a vagina.”

Listen, I don’t know how much more clearly I can say this:
Criticism is not the issue.

However, active hate and harassment is. And it’s a fact that men do not get this same treatment.

Look at how games have traditionally treated women and how “gamers” treat her now. Anita has every reason in the world to say she doesn’t like games. And frankly, the games you’re accusing her of not playing, the issues she presents with them are rarely gameplay related.

Laughing my ass off at fanboy MRAs flocking to this conversation to cry misandry and how women are there to destroy their precious games, when they don’t even know who Peter Molyneux is.

Okay.

Women are the real pretenders here. It’s definitely the women that are the ignorant cancer of the gaming industry. /massive eyeroll

So I’m like “Guys, no for real, Feminism is a Supremacist movement”.

And you’re like “Bullshit. They’re an equality movement”.

Then I’m like “But have you ever actually listened to what Feminists say? Notice how every and all moral and social failings can be laid solely and exclusively on one group, always?”

And you’re like “Well, true. I’ve never actually heard a Feminist hold a woman responsible for much of anything really. Unless that woman wasn’t Feminist of course, then they hated her mercilessly.”

So I’m like “Right, just like in this instance. This particular Feminist would rather tell us every male gamer on the planet is utter shit rather than question the motivations of two women, both of whom are demonstrably terrible people, one even being a self  described rapist (if held to her own standards).

Your response, “So you mean this Feminist feels men are so innately inferior that she would rather assume the infallibility of a self described female rapist over that of men?”

And I’m like “Now you’re getting it. This person is a bigot.She believes men, because they are men, are inferior… ethically, emotionally, socially… you name it. She just doesn’t have the integrity to admit it to herself. Or us. Not publicly anyway. But that’s the nature of the Feminist movement we’re dealing with”.

And you’re like “Holy shit, that’s dead on. Why the fuck haven’t I seen this before?”

My response? “Feminists have a pretty savvy marketing campaign. Even this asshole is convinced her hate based bullshit is anything but, even as it’s right in front of her.”

Wow… just wow.

I know, right?

I wonder if
princelesscomic
ever gets tired of being wrong.

They probably don’t even play games themselves.. if they did it’d be clearly obvious that the problems she lists are problems the male characters go through as well.

No one is singling out just women or hookers in gta. You kill everyone from pedestrians to gang members but to feminists its like all they see is a kill women simulator.

There could be a game with a mountain of dongs taken from men and they wouldn’t care but the moment a pair of tits gets thrown on the pile, they flip their shit. Anita doesn’t play the games she criticizes. Hell, she doesn’t play games AT ALL. If she did, she’d know better than to make even a quarter of all of her claims. She did this purely for the money, she didn’t bother releasing a video for, what, a year since her initial kickstarter, she gets her facts wrong as badly as Jack Thompson and the Irate Gamer did, and the assholes that defend her do so by making such insane and retarded comments like ‘criticism against female opinion is misogyny’, ‘its ok to steal content from let’s players since they didn’t make the video game’, and the ever so lovely statement of ‘you just don’t like it that a woman is criticizing your entertainment’. It’s not just a matter of ‘she said she didn’t like video games therefore her comments now are invalid’, you could call what she said about being a ‘lifelong gamer’ skewed facts in that since then she got used to playing games, or maybe she fell out of it and disliked it for awhile and got back in or any number of other excuses. No, you see, where she falls flat, is the fact that she doesn’t know what the fuck she’s talking about. at all. When most of her complaints are aimed at games in which there’s violence against women, she fails to mention that either there’s as many men experiencing that same level of violence (i.e. GTA and it’s numerous clones) or that they’re capable fighters in their own right and defending themselves or any number of other reasons why a woman is being put into that violent situation which none include because of misogyny. When she complains about sexual appeal, it completely shits on the idea that women can own their own sexual prowess. Is there a lot of cheesecake in the industry? Yes, but take a look at some of the characters and their backgrounds. A damn good example is the DOA series and the street fighter series. DOA has a pro wrestler, a professional assassin, an extremely high-class and famous opera singer, a business tycoon, a pair of ninjas capable of incredible power, and several college students. That’s one hell of a fucking line up ranging all over from more reasonable goals like graduating, to more realistic goals like owning a multi-million dollar corporation or being a famous entertainer, and they can ALL kick ass. True, they’re sexualized to all hell and back, but does that really detract from what else they can do in their little universe? And Street Fighter has a similar line up of interpol agents to martial artists and even a character who’s a mother and still kick ass. What Street Fighter lacks in careers it makes up for in representation, from having several fighters from every corner of the earth.

Now that might not be the strongest list of characters in terms of their depth, it IS still a list created from two games in which there’s very little story and thus not a lot of room to expand upon them, particularly when character motivations change depending on who the player character is and so on. But still, DOA, the series that’s well known for it’s busty infamy, has all of it’s female fighters coming in from all walks of life. Get into the stronger series like Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, the Tales series, and so many more and those characters get expanded on SO much more. Video games have all kinds of different characters, and while some are more well known for their outer beauty, there’s still a lot of depth that people like Sarkeesian like to avoid because doing so would mean that they don’t have as much to complain about as they’d like to.

dreamychocolateprincess:

tibets:

WHAT IS ON HIS NECK THIS IS ILLEGAL

what an absolutely disgusting, deplorable human being.

I call troll. Multiple profiles seem to have this guy’s face plastered on them and they all have various differences from one another but are doused in stereotypical traits tumblr likes to shovel on top of people. Even using the name provided shows nothing but since this is apparently a recent post that has managed to spread like wild fire (scrolled through the history for at least 30 minutes and the oldest post was STILL the 14th of september). Doesn’t help that clicking on OP’s post tab shows that it was since deleted on their end.