Category Archives: playing the victim
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#MetalGate, we hardly knew ye! Despite the earnest effort of a small army of opportunists to stoke the fire – some of them #GamerGaters, others “dark enlightenment” neoreactionarires – the contrived controversy that was #MetalGate has already lost most of its steam. All you need to do is take a look at Topsy to see how quickly the hashtag burned itself out.
This is hardly surprising, given that the alleged controversy was little more than an utterly transparent attempt by ideological hacks to breathe life into the decaying corpse of #GamerGate and to drive traffic to terrible “dark enlightenment” blogs.
So before #MetalGate becomes a fading memory, I’d like to take a moment to highlight the efforts of one notable neoreactionary to turn the faux controversy into a war against “Social Justice Warriors” – and pump up the traffic to his struggling video game blog.
Posted in #gamergate, dark enlightenment, drama kings, entitled babies, evil SJWs, gamebros, gender policing, imaginary oppression, internet tough guy, irony alert, men who should not ever be with women ever, misogyny, oppressed men, playing the victim, PUA, reactionary bullshit, red pill, rhymes with roosh
The Nine Most Amazingly Awful Quotes from The Crowdsourced GamerGate Book Written by Real Human Beings Who Thought What They Were Writing Was Awesome.
Lovers of literary catastrophes rejoice! Some GamerGaters are crowdsourcing a book about what they see as the death of 4chan and the rise of GamerGate, and so far the results have been even more amazingly awful than that even sounds.
So far all the Gaters have managed to produce have been some rough drafts of a lyrical prologue written almost entirely in mixed metaphor, a somewhat plodding first chapter, and a rough outline of the rest of the book. But there is much comedy gold in these rough pages.
And so I would like to present to you The Nine Most Ridiculous Quotes from The Crowdsourced GamerGate Book That Were Actually Written by Real Human Beings Who Thought What They Were Writing Was Awesome.
Posted in #gamergate, 4chan, 8chan, drama kings, entitled babies, evil SJWs, grandiosity, gross incompetence, irony alert, literal nazis, men who should not ever be with imaginary women ever, men who should not ever be with women ever, misogyny, none dare call it conspiracy, pedophiles oh sorry ephebophiles, playing the victim, post contains sarcasm, TROOOLLLL!!
Whoever said that a picture is worth a thousand words clearly hasn’t been looking at the artwork of #GamerGate — unless by “a thousand words” you mean the word “poop” repeated a thousand times.
Nonetheless, to honor the hard work of GamerGate’s unsung graphic heroes, and on the off chance that I might not be fully grasping the subtle meanings of these aesthetically impaired visionaries, I would like to present to you all today a series of  incomprehensible GamerGate Cartoons, which I have collected from 8chan and Twitter and various other places I don’t even remember.
CONTENT WARNING: Cartoon violence, misogyny, raging anti-Semitism, really bad drawing.
Posted in #gamergate, 4chan, 8chan, a woman is always to blame, anti-Semitism, antifeminism, comics, creepy, entitled babies, evil SJWs, gross incompetence, literal nazis, men who should not ever be with imaginary women ever, men who should not ever be with women ever, misogyny, playing the victim, zoe quinn
#GamerGate’s new champion is a wax replica of Patrick Bateman who thinks gamers are a bunch of dateless nerds
Watch out, Milo Yiannopoulos, you’ve got competition! #GamerGate has a new journalistic champion — and this one, like Milo, seems to have come straight from central casting, a virtual embodiment of every snooty reactionary preppie stereotype from every bad 80s movie.
A libertarian think tanker and erstwhile journalist with the unlikely name of Mytheos Holt, this new contender has one great advantage over young Milo: as you can see in the photo above, which I have not photoshopped in any way, he appears to be made entirely of wax — which means that unless someone accidentally sets him near a heater he will last forever.
Posted in #gamergate, a woman is always to blame, antifeminism, creepy, entitled babies, evil sexy ladies, evil SJWs, friend zone, gamebros, hypocrisy, imaginary backwards land, imaginary oppression, irony alert, men who should not ever be with women ever, misogyny, MRA, nice guys, okcupid, oppressed white men, playing the victim, reactionary bullshit, reddit, twitter
Worlds are colliding: Roosh Valizadeh, the reactionary, woman-hating pick-up guru, is starting a #GamerGate inspired game site, just as #GamerGate itself is descending into a morass of mutual recriminations and generalized douchebaggery.
Reaxxion – the title presumably a reference to Roosh’s neo-reactionary political views – doesn’t seem to have officially launched yet, but it is up, and looking a bit threadbare at the moment, with only a handful of articles posted yet. Billed as “a safe space for gamers who support #gamergate,” the site is an obvious attempt to cash in on #GamerGate anger. Roosh’s timing is a little less than perfect; he’s jumping aboard this money train as it seems to be derailing.
Posted in #gamergate, $MONEY$, dark enlightenment, evil SJWs, homophobia, imaginary oppression, men who should not ever be with women ever, misogyny, no games for girls, no girls allowed, oppressed men, playing the victim, PUA, rape, rape culture, reactionary bullshit, rhymes with roosh, video games
Do you remember when #GamerGate was young? You know, back before #NotYourShield and Vivian James and bizarrely complicated conspiracy theories involving Gawker, Weird Twitter and some sort of international Jewish conspiracy?
Remember when #GamerGate was still called #BurgersAndFries, and the angry gamebro army was focused on the real enemy of all that is good and true – a young game designer by the name of Zoe Quinn?
If you’ve been feeling nostalgic for those good old days, you’re in luck. A sprawling blog post by a female friend of Quinn’s obsessive, accusatory ex-boyfriend Eron Gjoni takes us back to the dog days of August when his even more sprawling thezoepost was unleashed upon the world.
Posted in #gamergate, 4chan, a woman is always to blame, anti-Semitism, antifeminism, conspiracy theory, creepy, doubling down, emotional abuse, empathy deficit, entitled babies, evil sexy ladies, gamebros, irony alert, men who should not ever be with women ever, misogyny, playing the victim, post contains sarcasm, zoe quinn
I Hate Lucy: This Redditor doesn’t know it, but he just came up with a great premise for a Red Pill sitcom
So a new Redditor has wandered into the Red Pill subreddit, that bastion of enlightened male thought, bringing with him a tale of woe:
I don’t know about you, but I would totally watch that sitcom.
In the Red Pill subreddit, though, the fellas didn’t see much humor in his situation (and only a select few even suspected a troll).
Posted in a woman is always to blame, advocacy of violence, antifeminism, beta males, boner rage, creepy, cuckolding, empathy deficit, entitled babies, evil wives, figurative nazis, homophobia, internet tough guy, men who should not ever be with women ever, misogyny, oppressed men, playing the victim, PUA, racism, reactionary bullshit, red pill, reddit
A Voice for Men offers proof that it was a feminist who threatened Anita Sarkeesian. Minus the proof.
“Andy Bob” of A Voice for Men has decided that the recent threats against Anita Sarkeesian are fake because … they’re too melodramatic.
In a rather remarkable bit of logicking titled “Anonymous feminist provides Anita Sarkeesian with a potential new source of revenue,” Andy Bob quotes this line from the threat email:
Posted in #gamergate, a woman is always to blame, antifeminism, crackpottery, doubling down, drama kings, elliot rodger, entitled babies, evil women, grandiosity, imaginary backwards land, irony alert, lying liars, misogyny, MRA, none dare call it conspiracy, playing the victim, PUAhate, sarkeesian!, that's completely wrong, threats
Men’s Rights activists are the only ones asking these tough questions about the recent threats against Anita Sarkeesian and other outspoken women in gaming.
Posted in #gamergate, advocacy of violence, all about the menz, antifeminism, crackpottery, empathy deficit, entitled babies, excusing abuse, fidelbogen, gamebros, gynocracy, harassment, men who should not ever be with women ever, misogyny, MRA, no games for girls, no girls allowed, oppressed men, playing the victim, post contains sarcasm, reddit, sarkeesian!, self-congratulation, victim blaming
The threats that shut down Anita Sarkeesian’s talk come from someone who seems to be deeply steeped in the misogynstic Men’s Rights subculture
Reading through the luridly threatening email that forced Anita Sarkeesian to cancel her talk at Utah State University, originally scheduled for today, I found myself wondering, a bit dumbfounded: just where does this kind of hate come from?
It’s a question I’ve been asking myself again and again in recent days as I contemplate the ongoing fiasco that is GamerGate. How on earth have all these people gotten so angry, so worked up, so willing to dox and harass and threaten women (and some of their male allies) over video games?
How exactly does someone reach a point where it makes sense to them to threaten – and perhaps even to seriously plan – a “Montreal-style Massacre” because they don’t like a few videos pointing out sexism in video games?
Even after years spent tracking and trying to understand the misogynistic online culture that’s given birth to GamerGate, I don’t have an answer. And I’m not sure where to get one.
And so, as a kind of preliminary step towards finding an answer to this question, I thought I would ask a simpler and more empirical question: where does the language of hatred found in the threatening email sent to Utah State officials come from?
Posted in #gamergate, a woman is always to blame, advocacy of violence, antifeminism, atheism minus, elliot rodger, empathy deficit, evil SJWs, fidelbogen, gamebros, heartiste, misandry, misogyny, MRA, playing the victim, PUA, red pill, sarkeesian!, sympathy for murderers, terrorism, threats