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The Five Creepiest #GamerGate Fan Art Tributes to Christina Hoff Sommers, aka Based Mom (With Bonus Annoying Gif)

She's not the messiah's mom
She’s not the messiah’s mom

GamerGaters sure do love their Based Mom! Christina Hoff Sommers, as you may or may not know, is a libertarian think-tanker who’s been grinding away at feminism for two decades, while still, rather perversely, claiming to be feminist. Though not a video gamer herself, she’s jumped aboard the GamerGate train, and GamerGaters have repaid her interest in their little crusade with interest, anointing her their “Based Mom” and talking about her with weird reverence.

That is, when they’re not making creepy fan art about her. Today, five of the most disturbing examples I’ve found so far.

1) Virgin Based Mom, in which an old publicity shot of Sommers is pasted onto a picture of the Virgin Mary to very creepy effect.

 

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2) Based Waifu, in which Sommers is reinvented as an anime character.

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3) Mass Effect Mom, in which Sommers becomes a Space Marine.

 

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4) Whatever the hell this is.

 

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5) Perfect Mom. And last but certainly not least, this tweet. No image manipulation here, just a guy expressing his opinion about a women. His really, really creepy opinion.

https://twitter.com/ItalyGG/status/537271807326572544

BONUS: The world’s most annoying Christina Hoff Sommers animated gif.  Sommers finishes her ironically titled “Factual Feminist” YouTube videos, which are neither factual nor feminist, with an annoyingly contrived tagline: “Check your facts, not your privilege.” Now you can watch her smugly repeat this phrase over and over without end. Which is, I think, the very definition of hell.

 

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Warning: Excessive viewing of this gif may give you nightmares; its smugness is that powerful.

H/T — GamerGhazi, for pointing out the Virgin Mom

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saphy
saphy
6 years ago

The twitter picture is actually… really weird-looking. Am I the only one that finds it very creepy, even without the tweet itself?

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
6 years ago

@saphy

Yeah, I think she/her publicist/some #Gater blur-tooled the living hell out of her. That shit always results in severe uncanny valley.

Alpha von Carousel
Alpha von Carousel
6 years ago

Agh, the bonus annoying gif … it burns …

Mewens
Mewens
6 years ago

“Check you facts, not your privilege!”
… This is, what, 2 steps away from Newspeak, right? I just can’t get over this line. I’m patiently waiting for her to follow it up with, “Think for yourself, not of your self-awareness!”

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

“Sample Text”

LOL

The Virgin Sommers one is the creepiest, though. The head/body proportions there really hit the uncanny valley straight.

AltoFronto
AltoFronto
6 years ago

At least none of those were badly photoshopped/ hand-drawn porn of her…

Oh DO NOT let my comment be an invocation of Rule 34!

LordCrowstaff
LordCrowstaff
6 years ago

What’s “based” supposed to mean?

magnesium
6 years ago

The Mass Effect one is particularly irritating since the actual Femshep (Jennifer Hale) spoke out against these fucks.

And I just find it gross that someone put that awful woman’s face on Commander Shepard.

Mewens
Mewens
6 years ago

LordCrowstaff: “based” basically means doubleplusgood. You could also read it – in a 5-year-old’s voice, obviously – as “my favorite.”

ParadoxicalIntention
ParadoxicalIntention
6 years ago

LordCrowstaff:

“Based” is from a rap album where Lil B says “Based God” to refer to one of his friends. Then people picked up on the “Based God fucked my bitches” line, meme’d that, and it eventually evolved into “Based _____”, the blank being whatever you want, essentially.

Also straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak:

“Based means being yourself. Not being scared of what people think about you. Not being afraid to do what you wanna do. Being positive. When I was younger, based was a negative term that meant like dopehead, or basehead. People used to make fun of me. They was like, ‘You’re based.’ They’d use it as a negative. And what I did was turn that negative into a positive. I started embracing it like, ‘Yeah, I’m based.’ I made it mine. I embedded it in my head. Based is positive.”

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

The fact that she’s been adopted as a mother figure is what’s most creepy to me. Not leader, not representative, but mummy dearest.

Is that what image 4 is about? She’s a “cool mom” who brings them their Doritos and Mountain Dew and let’s them smoke weed and play games? Or is image 4 meant to mean she is one of them (while inadvertently suggesting that GGers are in fact the stereotype they argue against)?

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

Speaking of image 4 what the hell is that on her neck?

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

It’s the pyramid eye from the back of the US $1 bill (part of the Great Seal of the United States). Don’t ask me why it’s there or why it’s upside down. There is a lot about #4 that makes it seem like a bad acid trip.

pancakewizard
6 years ago

Pretty sure Jesus Sarkeesian in the GamerGhazi subreddit beats all in the creepy stakes.

paradoxicalintent
paradoxicalintent
6 years ago

Because Illuminati.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

Awwww, what cute little dickenses. Making their own wank-fodder since Anita Sarkeeeeeeesian took all their vidya pr0n away!

breadandrosesblogger
6 years ago

That GIF…that’s gonna replace the homicidal clowns in my nightmares…

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

Wait wait! The eye represents the eye of Providence, which is to say the eye of God. It’s upside-down, meaning that the power of CHS is such that she can stop God from watching gamers masturbate.

bmillette
6 years ago

“Paging Dr. Ed I. Puss on the green courtesy line, that’s a page for Dr. Ed I. Puss on the green courtesy line.”

LordCrowstaff
LordCrowstaff
6 years ago

@ParadoxicalIntention, Mewens

thanks, I always thought it meant something akin to “embedded”, as in “this person is with us, in our camp, in our base” so to say.

Cthulhu's Intern
Cthulhu's Intern
6 years ago

The fourth one is based on Montage parodies, which makes fun of a certain type of gamer (a type that’s not necessarily gator, I should mention). I don’t even know how to begin to describe it, so I’ll just show a video as an example:

Ira Shantz-Kreutzkamp
Ira Shantz-Kreutzkamp
6 years ago

Internet fandoms of real people, eapecially people tied to some general cause or movement, is almost inevitably the creepiest thing. Sorry to see GamerGate’s fringe majority(what else do you call a group where seemingly most of the people “don’t speak for it”?) continues that sorry tradition. I agree with sunnysomberra, the fact that Mz. Sommers is taken as a mother figure says all kinds of skeezy things. Like a lot of them.

Also that GIF file of repeating images is recording a very, very foolish thing to say.

It terrifies me to think that in like a hundred years this will probably look like the most sensible thing in the world next to the Real Internet basement that replaces the Chan culture.

AndrewJ
AndrewJ
6 years ago

Image 4 comes from the montage parody subculture. See http://www.reddit.com/r/montageparodies/ for more of this sort of thing. It is likely a parody, but also could be a serious tribute by gamergaters who have ironically adopted the iconography.

Cthulhu's Intern
Cthulhu's Intern
6 years ago

Actually, I just read a better description: they’re making fun of bad frag videos (that is, videos showing off a compilation of a player’s kills). These bad ones often put an obnoxious amount of effects and use dubstep in their videos badly. The Doritos and Mountain Dew are because they both advertise Call of Duty and try to associate themselves with it far too much as you may have noticed, the marijuana is because they often make references to smoking marijuana and use Snoop Dogg a lot in their videos when they don’t use dubstep, “Sample Text” is what most video editing programs put on their text effects before anyone inputs anything, MLG stands for “Major League Gaming,” and electronic sports organization (and people often make videos from them into frag videos), those x’s are the icon that shows whenever you hit someone else in Call of Duty, I don’t know what Gamma Labs is, but the rest of the stuff is just memes they put in.

God, I feel ridiculous explaining that.

Ira Shantz-Kreutzkamp
Ira Shantz-Kreutzkamp
6 years ago

Don’t worry, you’re not half so ridiculous as somebody who already knows that. Or would make a reference to it in random fan-art of a real person.

Cthulhu's Intern
Cthulhu's Intern
6 years ago

Actually, I did already know that… I had a hard time putting it in words…

Fit-to-flip
Fit-to-flip
6 years ago

The annoying thing about gamer haters using ‘based’ is that lil b is actually a pretty nice dude. He’s a very positive guy, or at least he is on twitter and fb. Seems like a sweetie and not at all the type of guy to be pro gg.

Elektra Kenway
6 years ago

So… just to honor her own thoughts about feminism, I bet she doesn’t vote, or drive, or own a credit card with her name on it, or do any of the things women can now do because feminists have fought for it through time, right? I bet she even likes being told to “go back to the kitchen”.

Oh, doesn’t she?

Who needs feminism anyway?

fruitloopsie
fruitloopsie
6 years ago

What is up with MRAs and anti feminist faces that they make!? Paul elam, JB and now Christina? Christina does look like she could be JB’s mom. I don’t even know what to say on the Christina’s head on Virgin Mary. ::shivers::

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

I need to order a copy of How To Even for Dummies. And we all know why.

This is somehow creepier than Vivian James, and that takes some doing.

Michael Lindsay
6 years ago

It’s interesting that cultures who put a woman on a pedestal don’t necessarily have any respect for women, in fact it can mean precisely the opposite. Like the original virgin mary the act of putting them on a pedestal is really a way of putting women in their place.

Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
6 years ago

Based Waifu Mom is the worst. At first, it just seemed creepy, but the more I look at it, the more it seems like she’s planning something really evil or is contemplating something sadistically delightful. It doesn’t look pleasant and maternal; it looks like she enjoys the fact that someone is getting murdered right in front of her.

katz
6 years ago

Heh, fringe majority.

idledillettante
6 years ago

Based as I get it means ‘not a gamer’; following Gamergate’s narrow definition of what gamers are. For example, Cernovich is “based lawyer” because he’s not a gamer but he will stalk Zoe Quinn with PIs anyway. Following the template; Milo Yianpopulous is ‘based journalist’ and Roosh V is ‘baste rapist’. Basically anybody jumping onto gamergate for the money despite having zero interest in games gets the “based” epithet.

Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
6 years ago

I kind of like Vivian James when she’s not being used by goobergators. When she is, it’s unpleasant and gross in all the ways GG is unpleasant and gross, but at least they managed to find something likable in all that iconographic dross. The strange fixation on her, or randomly giving her gigantic breasts just because, are strikingly weird though. My favorite image of VJ is her leading the gamers away from some city, as though she were Moses leading the Jews away from Egypt. Hilarious.

fruitloopsie
fruitloopsie
6 years ago

Elektra kenway
The irony is that she is a feminist because she is a woman stating her opinion on something online (a public space) that is only a very small fraction on what feminism truly is.

Btw guys I had a debate on facebook with someone who called MRA’s the ‘r’ word you know retarded because they’re misoygnists. And then another person came in and said that they certainly do have a mental problem they’re pyschos. And I said that we shouldn’t compare them to people who do have real mental conditions.

I don’t know am I being too sensitive or politically correct? What should have I said? This was awhile ago I don’t why I didn’t ask you guys sooner but I just wanted an opinion so in case I come across something like this again.

Gussie Jives (@gussiejives)

Hmm… what do these remind me of… oh yeah…

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Breitbart_350_Pixels_For_Column-fixed__59804_zoom.jpg

Conservative “art” is always equal parts crazy and incompetent. And that’s coming from a mediocre furry pr0n artist.

Still, I’d rather have that on my resume than this monstrosity:

http://www.jonmcnaughton.com/content/CategoryImages/obamanation.jpg

vaiyt
6 years ago

So… just to honor her own thoughts about feminism, I bet she doesn’t vote, or drive, or own a credit card with her name on it, or do any of the things women can now do because feminists have fought for it through time, right? I bet she even likes being told to “go back to the kitchen”.

Oh, doesn’t she?

Who needs feminism anyway?

Well, it’s not like she wants to roll back all the achievements of feminism, like Phyllis Schlafly. She just wants feminists to, like, disband and let things stay as they are now. *

*Goalposts subject to change as the social regressives push the status quo further back.**
**So yeah, no practical difference.

vaiyt
6 years ago

Basically anybody jumping onto gamergate for the money despite having zero interest in games gets the “based” epithet.

But that’s basically all the GallopGimp ringleaders who aren’t internet sub-celebrities.

kittehserf
6 years ago

saphy:

The twitter picture is actually… really weird-looking. Am I the only one that finds it very creepy, even without the tweet itself?

Yeah, me too. I thought it looked weirdly distorted.

sunnysombrera:

The fact that she’s been adopted as a mother figure is what’s most creepy to me. Not leader, not representative, but mummy dearest.

Nasty, violence-obsessed little boys who refuse to grow up however old they get, and want a Mother to wipe their arses and tell them stories and boost their egos and think harming other people is fun … where have I heard that before?

alaisvex
alaisvex
6 years ago

Good God, even when they like the woman they’re talking about, they’re insanely creepy.

alaisvex
alaisvex
6 years ago

Sorry. Unbelievably creepy, not insanely.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

My favorite image of VJ is her leading the gamers away from some city, as though she were Moses leading the Jews away from Egypt. Hilarious.

I saw one earlier today of VJ riding a sea lion.

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

Gussie – I’ve heard that style described as Capitalist Realism.

kittehserf
6 years ago

If only someone would lead them all away – preferably to a deserted island with no internet access.

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
6 years ago

@Gussie Jives

All of Jon McNaughton’s paintings are ridiculous.

http://i.imgur.com/YpVOIFf.jpg

I don’t know why James O’Keefe is in this one.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kK18CpDhHKM/StXFdqdaGaI/AAAAAAAADfE/7t8rFK-SjRQ/s1600/Jesus%2BIn%2BCongress

I don’t know why anyone is in this one.

tiko72
tiko72
6 years ago

Do GG’s actually know that self awareness is a thing ?

@Michael Lindsay

Yep!

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
6 years ago
weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

The fact that she’s been adopted as a mother figure is what’s most creepy to me. Not leader, not representative, but mummy dearest.

Yep. It’s the most literal possible manifestation of the Madonna/Whore paradigm. Zoe Quinn is the whore to Christina Hoff Sommer’s Virgin. Gross.

They’re incapable of seeing women as human beings. If they don’t want to fuck us or abuse us (or both), we must be mommy.

LordCrowstaff
LordCrowstaff
6 years ago

Eh, those pictures are at least somehwat well drawn. Even though I have no idea what’s going on in the second one. Or rather, what is NOT going on, since EVERYTHING seems to happen there.

Now, taking a REAL photo of a person and making it creepy – that takes some skill.

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