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MosquitoControl

On The Verge since Nov 01, 2011

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Former video game strategist, current fashion strategist.
Video games were more fun.

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MosquitoControl

On The Verge since Nov 01, 2011

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    That “appliances” link takes me to the Google App Store to download Tweetdeck, which, of course, FireFox isn’t interested in doing.

    Also, none of the links are showing where they go when I hover over them, but my browser is running like garbage right now so that may be the cause.

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    Yes, it’s called repercussions for their actions. Twitter isn’t some kind of magical free speech where you can say something publically and not have people tell you that you’re an awful human being for it.

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    Because you have a long list of random arguments here. When someone counters, you turn around and say something different.

    What’s your point? Seriously, what are you arguing? Put it in concisely. For the most part, you seem to be defending people spreading “public information,” even if the information shouldn’t be public.

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    So, if you reported this to the police, would you want them saying “I mean, they did something wrong, but we’re going to focus on what you did wrong and ignore them?”

    Because that’s what most of this board wants to do – discuss how stupid the women were rather than how creepy the men were.

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    > They simply made a place where one could see all the pics an video’s in one organized manner.

    Oh my god. You’ve broken my brain with your backflips to defend this.
    Whoever made it is a shitty individual. I don’t see how that’s up for debate.

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    No, Gideon, it doesn’t. You have no clue what you’re talking about. Please, if you’re ignorant about “free speech,” go look it up.

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    This isn’t “going after people that saw public information.” This is going after people applauding the leaking of private information.

    You construct really, really strange defenses in your head. “These poor people only saw public information.” That isn’t remotely true.

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    Do you believe there should be no negative consequences to their tweets?

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    Go back to reddit. Please. Stop crapping up The Verge’s forums. You seem to do it often.

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    No, you just think things are attacking men.
    Then you go on a stereotypical victim blaming. “It’s their fault that they had these things saved via password. That’s just asking for them to be stolen!”

    That’s the world you want to live in? Fine. I’d rather throw my rocks at the people stealing. But hey, those are men, and we can’t attack men, then we’re “modern feminists!”

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    THE PROBLEM AT HAND IS THAT THEY WEREN’T ALREADY PUBLIC!

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    There is no freedom of speech issue here. People need to shut up about “free speech” when they’re ignorant as to what that phrase means.

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    Seeing as this is less than 24 hours after it happened, might it be better if they actually have some form of an answer for that question before the write something about it?

    For all we know, that’s in the works, but, you know, that’s a question that needs an answer, this is an op-ed. One is much quicker to write.

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    Yes, TARDIS, we should all sit here quietly and think about how badly they need to stop doing these things. That will make certain it doesn’t happen again! If we all just concentrate hard enough, silently, I’m sure they’ll get the message…

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    At this point in their careers, John Cusack is just kind of depressing while Adam Scott gets laughs for being there. It’s an upgrade. Adam Scott may never be what John Cusack was, but John Cusack doesn’t even remember what he was.

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    Look in this thread, it’s full of people demeaning her (and the mods have been deleting much of it) It’s a very vocal part of gaming. Frankly, it’s the face of gaming.

    So yes, it is “they.” Look at the anti-Sarkeesian documentary. Look at the Tropes Against Men kickstarter (which stole the money, by the way.) Look at all the people taking such glee in a clinically depressed game developer sleeping with five people.

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    If every single game was a horror genre game, then yes, you wouldn’t feel welcome.

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    SHE ISN’T CHERRY PICKING!
    She is demonstrating patterns and trends. For godssake, that isn’t cherry picking. She isn’t saying “let’s review the way video games treat women poorly.” That isn’t her hypothesis. She is saying “her are trends in video games that treat women poorly.”

    You can’t cherry pick there. Her entire premise has “Against” in the title.
    People need to stop with this “cherry picking” argument. It is nonsensical. It’s willfully misunderstanding what she’s doing. It is not a valid criticism.

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    Because it’s almost impossible to differentiate between the people that disagree and the people that are basically being sexist jackasses.

    Everyone is picking on tiny minutiae of her arguments, or willfully misunderstanding them, to defend their favorite hobby. There’s something absolutely sexist about feeling that defending the honor of video games is more important than making them more inclusive to women.

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    That is not what she’s saying.

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    Maxie_dk is almost definitely insecure about his accomplishments and feels that admitting it is hard for some people would mean it was easy for him.

    No one is ever saying that. It’s easy for very few people. Christy Walton, who he mentioned earlier. Paris Hilton.

    But it would all be undeniably harder for us if we weren’t straight white men.

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    SHAREHOLDERS CAN’T FIRE PEOPLE.

    JESUS.

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    Yet you still got the privilege. Odd.

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    When did I say it was before they had any exposure?

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    Women tend to play different games than men. In large part because they aren’t exactly welcomed in those gaming communities, and those games aren’t exactly inviting to them.

    So asking them to vote with their dollars – they are. But this is mostly a problem with "hardcore" games, and PCMASTERRACE types, not with the casual crowd.

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    Yup.

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    And only 48ish% of them are men.
    Yet over 90% of Fortune 500 CEOs are white men. 70% of federal judges are white men, and 15% are white women. Close to 70% of Congress are white men. I can’t tell you what percentage of cops are white, but I’d wager it’s high.

    White men are 34% of voters. Do you see how the power isn’t even slightly balanced?

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    ::Sigh::

    See, and this is the problem. No, there is not a white male in every single house telling you what to do every day. But who are most CEOs? Who are most politicians? Who are most police officers? Who are most judges?

    Now, does it make a bit more sense, or will you continue to be intentionally dense?
    Sincerely, a fairly wealthy white male.

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