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Super Fun Anita Sarkeesian Pop Quiz

GamerGate may have to retire this bit of propaganda.
GamerGate may have to retire this bit of propaganda.

Today, a quick quiz to see how closely you’ve been following controversies in the world of video gaming.  Well, a quiz that’s sort of been shoehorned into a poll. The correct answer(s) come after the bump. Enjoy!

ANSWER: The only quote from Sarkeesian was the final one. The rest of the quotes come from disbarred attorney Jack Thompson, the infamous anti-videogame crusader who, in one of the more headsmackingly ironic twists in the whole #GamerGate saga, is garnering plaudits from #GamerGaters because he said a few negative things about Sarkeesian in an interview with Jordan Owen for the allegedly forthcoming alleged documentary The Sarkeesian Effect.

Here are a few Tweets I’ve borrowed from a Storify collection put together by the indefatigable @a_man_in_black.

https://twitter.com/JakALope044/status/534823156641312768

https://twitter.com/VesuvianPrime/status/534821409810546688

https://twitter.com/Dyucks/status/534821715915046912

https://twitter.com/thewtfmagazine/status/534826963706576897

Boy, it seems like only yesterday that Sarkeesian’s enemies were comparing her to Jack Thompson in order to make her look bad. Oops, my bad. It was the day before yesterday.

For the sources of all the Thompson quotes, see here. Sarkeesian’s quote is from here.

 

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Kim
Kim
5 years ago

This refactored version of Barbie is pretty good

http://blog.infoadvisors.com/index.php/2014/01/30/refactoring-computer-engineer-barbie/

She keeps the basic story intact, just changes the phrasing of a sentences and boom, a reasonable book.

The people writing and approving Barbie books are people who shouldn’t be anywhere near children’s books. Maybe they will respond to the uproar about it and actually hire someone who knows what they’re doing instead

pallygirl
pallygirl
5 years ago

The book is no longer available for sale, at least at some online book sellers.

I don’t get how this stupid book could have been viewed as girl-affirming in this decade.

ParadoxicalIntention
ParadoxicalIntention
5 years ago

Can I please start a new hashtag? #FirstAmendmentisNotYourShield.

I’m so sick of seeing people spew hateful, racist/sexist garbage and then turn around and screech “FIRST AMENDMENT!” when they’re called out on it like it’s some kind of magic word that will make your dissidents disappear in a puff of smoke.

Literally, the First Amendment is simply protection from *the government* arresting you for saying something they don’t like. That’s it. Period. Dot. The End.

It doesn’t mean you can go around and be a fuckstick on a public forum with no consequence. If someone tells you to stop being a fuckstick, you do not get to continue to be a fuckstick because that is encroaching on *THEIR* right to browse twitter without having to deal with your bullshit.

Some people need to take a Civics/Government class (perhaps again), please and thank you.

pallygirl
pallygirl
5 years ago

And again, the first amendment only applies in the US. The internet, strangely enough, is not solely US.

pallygirl
pallygirl
5 years ago

Can someone explain to me how Jack Thompson saying that R17 videogames shouldn’t be played by people under 17 is not censorship but that Anita Sarkeesian saying that toy advertising should not be marketed directly to children is censorship? And they both used the point of the effect on developing brains, FFS.

IANAL but aren’t both censorship?

sunnysombrera
5 years ago

The internet isn’t a country at all and is pretty much international waters. There are laws for when internet fuckwads encroach on real life, for example stealing real money via online hacking or threatening real physical harm. I don’t know where cyberbullying/cyberharassment stands in legal eyes, but I think places like schools and offices have policies IF it’s one of their students/employees harassing another. If it’s a random troll from 4chan or a bunch of misogynist neckbeards on Twitter then little if anything is done to prosecute them.

So in a way, there is free speech. Nothing governing what people say. Yes trolls are protected from arrest (with the exception of child porn and in the UK, revenge porn and rape/extreme porn), yet there’s also nothing governing what dissenters can and can’t do and they are free to fight, report and banish trolls as they please.

Michael Lindsay
5 years ago

Both Gamergate and Jack are reactionary and censorious, hardly surprising really!

They make a fine couple.

Michelle C Young
5 years ago

I swear, I did not take my pain pill until AFTER I pulled this up, so why am I hallucinating this, already?

Is this a pre-emptive hallucination?

Michelle C Young
5 years ago

@shadethedruid

What’s with ‘gaters and spellchecking? Unless there’s been an influx of “sexsims” when I wasn’t looking?

“Sexsims” have “orgasims.”

But “Real” sims have “woohoo.”

kittehserf - MOD
5 years ago

LOL!

alaisvex
alaisvex
5 years ago

So, I found Davis Aurini’s video on the subject. He thinks that Anita Sarkeesian hasn’t “put her face out there” or “put her money where her mouth is” like Jack Thompson, so he respects Jack Thompson more. Why he thinks that Anita’s videos, kickstarter, tweeting, and public speaking doesn’t count as her “putting her face out there” or “putting her money where her mouth is,” I can’t imagine. He says that her videos are too long and complex (pause for a long, hearty laugh at the irony of that statement) for her to effectively argue her position in them and that SJWs do all the work for her. He’s also upset that she started a petition because, I dunno, I guess that that’s just not as good as her starting a series of lawsuits. Gee, I guess that he’d respect Anita Sarkeesian more if she were willing to start suing gaming companies. That’s believable, right?

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
5 years ago

lol! there’s the skull, right there in the still!

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
5 years ago

Given the whole PUA obsession with the idea that they can hypnotize women into fucking them by demonstrating value or whatever I have to wonder what message LaVey jr thinks he’s sending with the skull, since he really does seem to take pains to make sure that it’s visible in everything he posts.

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

This wanker has completely ruined skull imagery for me. Boo! Hiss!

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
5 years ago

i also dig the motorhead poster. lends a certain gravitas to skullboy’s vlog persona

alaisvex
alaisvex
5 years ago

@cassandrakitty

He hopes to convince women that he’s actually Hamlet and that he’s a prince of Denmark because it will make him seem higher status.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
5 years ago

Super fucking alpha, but also fucking miserable. Hey, at least it’s a fitting aspiration.

alaisvex
alaisvex
5 years ago

Also, I don’t think that Owen and Aurini should include Anita’s clips in their videos. Her production value is so much higher. It just makes theirs look terrible by comparison.

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

Plus the guys who hate Sarkeesian always claim she’s stealing from game designers by playing clips of games in her videos. By that logic, Owen and Aurini are stealing from her too.

alaisvex
alaisvex
5 years ago

Hey, maybe she should put her money where her mouth is and sue them. Then they could respect her.

Puddleglum
5 years ago

Also, I don’t think that Owen and Aurini should include Anita’s clips in their videos. Her production value is so much higher. It just makes theirs look terrible by comparison.

Don’t worry, given what we’ve seen of Owen’s work, they’ll probably film it as it runs off of their laptop while one of them bathes.

Annnnd I just managed to gross myself out again.

profreedan
profreedan
5 years ago

Jonathan McIntosh is more like Jack Thompson than Anita Sarkessian is.