what especially bugs me is how people compare gamers to terrorists. yes, people have made threats, and no, it’s not okay. but people just LOOOOOVE to go, “hmm, these few unhinged people made threats to these people, clearly they must represent all of a demographic!” and now i can’t talk about how i like games because you know, gamers are terrorists! worse than the KKK and ISIS! SERIOUSLY THESE “PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE” HAVE CALLED GAMERS WORSE THAN THE KKK AND ISIS. i just don’t… get it.
finally, pardon for rant, then there’s even minorities who say “no, this isn’t right” who try to stand up for gamergate (with the notyourshield tag), get silenced as well. social justice, eh? and like any fucking sane person believes, nobody deserves to be doxxed and threatened. but unfortunately the anti-GG side doesn’t give a fuck since they think they’re in the right and unfortunately, the mainstream media thinks so too. they can dox and harass as they please apparently… it’s sickening.
“Elizabeth Arden was largely responsible for establishing makeup as proper and appropriate—even necessary—for a ladylike image, when before makeup had often been associated with lower classes and such professions as prostitution. She targeted middle age and plain women for whom beauty products promised a youthful, beautiful image.”
Hi I was just looking through a bunch of reddit threads, and saw this.
Now I do believe that 40% of rapes or rapists are women, but I unfortunately I neither have the time nor the resources to see whether what this redditors are saying is true or false.
is it possible you could point me the right direction of what really is the truth.
Thanks, you’re awesome.
The first link doesn’t actually address any of the concerns raised by individuals who argue that rape is a relatively gender-symmetric crime. More than anything, it’s a simple mixture of derailing and strawmanning.
The second one focuses almost entirely on the use of 12-month figures instead of lifetime figures; they argue that instead of rape victims being erased, it’s far more likely that 2010 represented an incredible boom in terms of female rapists. Indeed, by their logic, one fifth of all male rape victims were raped in 2010. This is perhaps the most galling, as one of the earliest groups to address the NISVS (Genderratic) devoted a great deal of time and text to explaining precisely why they used the 12-month figures, and advancing some (well-supported) hypotheses regarding the source of the apparent discrepancy. While it’s impossible to prove anything regarding that point, suffice it to say that we strongly disagree with that poster’s conclusion.
In the first link the author states that “[t]he conspiracy was that the CDC had this info and purposely withheld it" in response to a quote which claims nothing of the sort - in fact, it says quite clearly that the claim is that "[f]eminist organizations have pressured government agencies to adopt their biased methods”, which in near enough every explanation I’ve seen of the CDC reports is in reference to the way in which they classify rapes (ie: doesn’t count unless a man did it). So basically the first link is just someone talking utter bollocks.
What’s rather more worrying (as I’m by now very much used to people making up nonsense to cover up facts that are inconvenient to them) is that it’s in a subreddit called AGAINSTMENSRIGHTS. Not AGAINSTMRAS, not AGAINSTSEXISTMEN, but fully and openly against men’s rights. They are literally doing what they falsely claim the world does to them and they see no problem with it.
> they argue that instead of rape victims being erased, it’s far more likely that 2010 represented an incredible boom in terms of female rapists.
You know, I keep asking people who “rebut” Genderratic’s interpretation whether they think 1/4 of all male rapes occurred in 2010. One idiot insisted the discrepancy between the lifetime and yearly rates meant the entire study was flawed, but studiously ignored it when I bought up the Widom and Morris study showing men are much less likely to report. Twice.
I never thought anyone would actually be stupid enough to argue that the rate of MTP just happened to increase by, oh, several dozen times that year.
Their rationale, Tom, is that they’re not against men’s rights per se, but Men’s Rights Activists, who, as they all “know”, aren’t really about men’s rights. Of course, they’re shooting themselves in the foot with that name, much like “the Patriarchy” supposedly isn’t about blaming men, and “violence against women” supposedly includes male rape and abuse victims, even though it’s also commonly explicitly referred to as being gendered M>F.
This isn’t even “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”. It’s “pay no attention to the man in front of the curtain”
I’m a total bottom, and looks aren’t a super important thing to me! All about love and personality in my book.. BUT!
You do have a really great butt~! You have nothing to worry about, I definitely envy your girl/boyfriend/partner if you have one! Thanks for sharing. ♥
My butt is pretty much there purely to be aesthetically pleasing to others.
Because I’m pretty much 100% a top.
I’ll try to explain it as simply as possible.
>Zoe Quinn’s ex-bf makes a blog post
>Blog post details how she has cheated on him with 5 guys, among other things
>Only names 3 of the 5 men, the other 2 are as of yet unknown, though people have speculated on their names.
>The 3 men that were named are all involved to some degree in video games journalism
>It’s found out that her relationships with these men happened around the same time as they were writing positive articles about her game “Depression Quest
>This leads to people believing (rightfully) that there is corruption and collusion within games journalism
>Eventually it’s found out that there were more people involved, including Anita Sarkeesian
>Even a person who was judging some kind of indie-game competition was having a relationship with one of the contestants
>Game journalists start posting articles mocking gamers, saying they’re dead, etc.
>Find out that there’s a secret mailing list among game journalists that they use to post articles simultaneously
>Actually use this list to attempt to drown out the article that exposed the list itself.
>The gaming journalists and Feminists on twitter try to shut down a project by The Fine Young Capitalists
>Project was meant to help get more women in to game development
>4chan, specifically the /v/ board, as well as other websites like Funnyjunk, completely fund the project, and are allowed to create a character for the game that will be made
>Character is called “Vivian James” a spin off of “vidya games”
>Discussion about gamergate is being censored pretty much everywhere that it’s possible for them to censor it.
>Mods on 4chan are banning all the threads on the subject, with Moot’s approval
>Moot himself is suspected to have a relationship with a woman who is part of a company working with Gawker media
>Gawker media owns websites such as kotaku and Jezebel.
>Thousands of comments on Reddit boards are also deleted.
>Fast forward to the last couple of weeks
>Gamers have started e-mailing advertisers and urging them to pull their ads off of these “gaming journalism” websites.
>So far at least 4 companies have done so, including 2 big brands, Intel and Mercedes-Benz
>Obviously, gaming journalists are butthurt now because they’re losing money.
>They still don’t try and apologize or anything even remotely recognizing reconciliation, not that it would be accepted in the first place
>Anita Sarkeesian was supposed to give a talk at Utah State University recently
>University received threats
>Due to carry laws in the state, police could not legally keep anyone who had a weapon from going to her talk
>She cancels it
>She uses this to say that anyone who supports gamergate is “implicitly supporting the harassment of women”.
>These threats were found to be no different than any of the other she claims she has received before, by both police and university officials, and no previous threats have amounted to anything before, so there was no reason to believe these ones would
>Pretty much everyone now using these threats as ammo against gamers, as per usual.
If you want something more in-depth, or at least more well organized, you can watch the “Quinnspiracy Theory” videos on youtube from InternetAristocrat.