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Vox Day, who I already had no respect for, has said on Twitter (which I saw when John Kovalic of Dork Tower retweeted it to point and laugh with a little pity involved) that if you don't support #imacrazymisogynistwhodoesntactuallylikegamesasmuchasilikehatingwomen (shortened to #gamergate for the sake of Twitter's character limit), you're not a gamer, because you've rejected gamer culture, even if you do play games.

I'd like to put my response here, as well as my entire response to the entire foetid movement the hashtag represents: picture me blowing a raspberry for twenty four uninterrupted minutes.

(Seriously, if you actually care about ethics in game journalism, jump ship and get another hashtag. This one has all the wrong targets.)

Date: 2014-10-31 01:12 am (UTC)
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(Seriously, if you actually care about ethics in game journalism, jump ship and get another hashtag. This one has all the wrong targets.)

Yes. Thank you. This is what I've been wanting to scream for ages and couldn't put into words (especially to my RL friends who I know are mostly okay people but still follow the "ethics in game journalism" tagline.) Right now gamergate IS the trolls and the misogynists, and no amount of screaming "Is not!" is going to change it. And I rarely see the people who do care about EIGJ taking the time to openly reject the misogynists and their actions; they just say, "Oh, trolls will be trolls!" and move on. Ugh.

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