So I woke up to the Brianna Wu drama all over the place and after thinking it over, I have a few theories on this. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the just of it is that a game developer by the name of Brianna Wu had her personal information posted on 8chan by a lone individual and received death threats on twitter.
Now first weird thing is that is that it was very similar to the threats received by Anita Sarkeesian. Both of them had this fixation on raping by ramming blunt objects into the vagina. My first thought was, this is misdirection.
Here’s why I think that. Who do we know is doing hacking, doxxing, and sending death threats in gamergate? It’s an anonymous organized group of anti-gamegate social justice warriors, and they’ve been mentioned more than once.
The threats read like someone writing a feminist horror story. It’s rape, murder, and destruction of the vagina. I agree with what mundane matt said in his recent video. It does sound like a woman.
Wouldn’t put it past them. SJW’s didn’t have moral trouble threatening Emma Watson, pretending to be 4chan, to drive their goals. Not that there aren’t genuine haters just posting threats out there but doing anything particularly large scale is really starting to seem like a calculated tactic.
First girls be all like “I wanna be able to show off as much skin as possible and not be called a #slut”.
Then they be all like “but dudes aren’t allowed to have any feelings about it at all”.
Then they be like “fictional women aren’t allowed to have skimpy clothes either”. Because reasons and MUH REALISM ( wielding a sword 3 x the size of the character is totally ok tho ).
Meanwhile nobody has any problem with hyper muscular men running around in loincloths because apparently it’s totally only women who are ever physically sexual.
I’m too sleepy to have a proper rant but fucking seriously? Don’t you see how hypocritical thinking like this just MIGHT contribute to why people fucking hate feminist gamers and why people shit on you all the time?
Yeah, chain-mail bikinis etc. are lazy ass design but stop pretending lazy design only ever influences female characters. Fucking hyper-privileged brats.
Reminder: #GamerGate isn’t about Zoe; she is merely an example if needed. This isn’t about Sarkeesian either, though it seems she would desperately like it to be ( what with the constant “LOOK AT ME I’M BEING HARASSED” crap ).
Keep your tweets and posts about journalistic integrity and don’t reply to baits or otherwise encourage making it about sexism.