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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"When you bully and harass a woman for speaking her mind online all you do is show us you're afraid of that woman's voice and you don't think you can beat her intellectually without using a cheat code."

Posted by on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Yes. This. One thousand times THIS:

Thank you, Jay Smooth.

 

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i know a half dozen women who can kick my ass at any video game, are cute, and refuse to speak while playing online because of idiotic boys
Posted by Swearengen on June 19, 2012 at 3:55 PM · Report this
doloresdaphne 2
Anita Sarkesian is a legend.

I discovered her last week. Check out her videos here;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8I0Wy58a…
here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrmRxGLn0…
here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opM3T2__l…

and send your donations here;
http://www.feministfrequency.com/donate/

Posted by doloresdaphne on June 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM · Report this
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I was waiting for this whole Brouhaha to make it to Slog at one point. This video is pretty great, so that works for me. Plus: 2 Million bonus points for "making fetch happen"
Posted by Andreas on June 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM · Report this
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And 'misandry'.....extra two million for that.
Posted by Mike Friedman on June 19, 2012 at 6:19 PM · Report this
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Great video. Too many gamer guys have a weird love/hate relationship with gamer women. Gamer women are hot but not when they have an opinion on gamer culture. And they wonder why more women don't game.
Posted by wxPDX on June 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM · Report this
Schmapdi 6
I wholeheartedly agree - one of the reasons I gave up on MMOs is because of the rampant misogyny (and homophobia, racism, general lack of maturity, etc) in the populace at large.

I had a lot of female friends playing WoW (a few of which I still keep in touch with, 5+ years later now), and grouping with one of them it was always either:

a) Hey lets all get in Vent, so that we can laugh at everything she says, and overly-sexualize every comment.

b) Treat her like a fucking idiot - and tell her what to CC, when to heal, make sure she knows the boss patterns, etc.

C) She's just one of the guys! (Which generally meant she was fat/ugly/old enough that no one wanted to fuck her).
Posted by Schmapdi on June 19, 2012 at 7:32 PM · Report this
Lissa 7
This makes me very happy. Guys like this give me hope.
Posted by Lissa on June 19, 2012 at 7:47 PM · Report this
6 8
It's a great video and I love that he encourages other men to speak out - but unfortunately the majority of d-bags that behave this way won't even take notice of something like this...the whole "preachin' to the choir" thing. It's nice to be reminded that there are great feminist men in the world, though.
Posted by 6 on June 19, 2012 at 9:04 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 9
The group that starts a MMORPG that is 18+ over and is strongly moderated is going to make a mint.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on June 19, 2012 at 9:47 PM · Report this
doloresdaphne 10
I think it's nice this guy is trying to help, but Anita has already posted a video addressing the threats & harrassment from trolls. If it takes a man to get through to these boys that it isn't cool to harrass & threaten women, then it's little has been achieved. He's relying on their mysogyny for his voice to be heard. These boys don't need a gentle man to man chat, they deserve ridicule.
Posted by doloresdaphne on June 19, 2012 at 10:48 PM · Report this
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This vid isn't directed just to idiot gamers. It is directed at the non-idiot gamers. Speak up. Call it out.

It reminds me of Dan Savage calling on moderate Christians to disagree publicly with the homophobic evangelicals.

This guy is reclaiming manhood.

Makes me happy.
Posted by bareboards on June 19, 2012 at 10:51 PM · Report this
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I would just like to know where all this money is going. It seems like she struck gold on kickstarter, but how is that going to go to the project. Her past videos didn't require that much cash, did they? Am I the only one who is for her goal of countering Internet sexism, but skeptical about the influence of all these donations?
Posted by 5000927 on June 19, 2012 at 11:00 PM · Report this
doloresdaphne 13
I think it's nice this guy is trying to help, but Anita has already posted a video addressing the threats & harrassment from trolls. If it takes a man to get through to these boys that it isn't cool to harrass & threaten women, then little has been achieved. He's relying on their mysogyny for his voice to be heard. These boys don't need a gentle man to man chat, they need restraining orders and or ridicule.
Posted by doloresdaphne on June 19, 2012 at 11:59 PM · Report this
delirian 14
"When you bully and harass a woman for speaking her mind online all you do is show us you're afraid of that woman's voice and you don't think you can beat her intellectually without using a cheat code."


Well fucking said. The amount of hate and stupidity on the Internet astounds me sometimes. The only online game I have played in the last 10 years was Journey. And that is because you can't talk to each other in that game.

@10:

These boys don't need a gentle man to man chat, they deserve ridicule.


It won't help. Reasoned arguments don't help, and simple ridicule only plays into their game. It is a boys club--there is no getting around that. Idiots band together and then attack outsiders. We can discuss this like adults here, but it doesn't work with them. I really don't feel that there is any way to be too cynical about these bastards.
Posted by delirian on June 20, 2012 at 12:05 AM · Report this
doloresdaphne 15
(sorry for the double post - posted on my dumb phone)
Posted by doloresdaphne on June 20, 2012 at 3:01 AM · Report this
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it was just a psychological trap from the beginning

present a bunch of bullshit to paint men as misogynists and women as victims, then when people inevitably complain and criticize to use that as 'proof' of the original claim, all to justify an invasion of an entertainment medium that is used overwhelmingly by men for the sole purpose of escaping women and their bullshit
Posted by Eric378 on June 24, 2012 at 7:44 AM · Report this

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