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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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Falconer
6 years ago

@katz:

I wouldn’t say that, necessarily; as art moves away from realism, ideas become more relatively important than execution, which would make it harder to bullshit about.

Fair enough. It always seemed to me that stuff like Pollock and Mondrian reflect the viewer rather than something external, and so one is in a better position to say “This is what this art means to me” and be secure from checking. Which is never to say that art does not reflect care, planning, thought and work.

Art snobs, though. Feh.

Chaos-Engineer
Chaos-Engineer
6 years ago

Does anyone recognize all the players in the Thanksgiving picture?

I like Vivian James as the surly teenager who’s clearly planning to stay on her smartphone for the whole duration of the meal. And who can blame her? I’m guessing that the human-looking people are various GG personalities who all represent the “racist uncle” Thanksgiving trope.

But what’s the deal with the statue sitting next to Vivian? I did a quick Google search for “Assyrian sphinx” “gamergate” but didn’t get any hits so now I’m stumped.

Binjabreel
6 years ago

I think it’s the avatar of one of the head dinguses (dingii?) of GG on twitter. For whatever goddamned reason, he goes by Sargon of Akkad.

Which pisses me off, since I love Sumerian history.

kittehserf
6 years ago

I suspect Sargon would be highly unimpressed with that.

Michelle C Young
6 years ago

“Check your facts, not your privilege.”

Well, I’m greedy. I say we do BOTH!

vaiyt
6 years ago

For whatever goddamned reason, he goes by Sargon of Akkad.

The reason is simple: Sargon, being the historically illiterate sub-intellectual that he is, has elected a Semitic king who didn’t fit any modern concept of “white” as an icon of White Power, and by god he won’t let any facts penetrate his thick skull.

Graham
Graham
6 years ago
admiral awesome
6 years ago

you know, back when there was that whole #BanBossy movement i said “ok sure take that… but you’re going to give us ‘creepy’ back in the spirit of equality” — of course anyone down with the BB funk was eek!/egads! and an emphatic NO. creepy is a term that’s stretched to fit any sort of definition of undesirable with that inherently negative connotation that implies a bit of danger, and you think of all the socially awkward/veritably-autistic kids/boys out there who have no idea how to ask a chick out and they try something halfassed and they’re branded “creepy” after the fail, and those labels last for a long long time (unless dude loses 200lbs and starts making 200k. then he’s “brilliant” and “motivated” =) and bossy? man i dont even remember thinking “man that chick sure is bossy” even once in my life, but i hear ‘creepy’ flung around so much that, indeed, i must have been a creepy boy growing up, eh?

so that said how are the majority of these pictures “creepy” ??? CH sommers’ head on a mass effect space marine’s body? how is that creepy whatsoever? these kids clearly like her and think of her as some sort of “common sense oldschool feminist” and want to defer to her and pump her up, so they’re insinuating she kicks ass and takes #s with the whole space marine thing. to me creepy would be if they photoshopped her face on a pull-string doll or something, or if they did some rule 34 (read: pornographic) stuff of her. that could be construed as creepy…. but the last one, aka the silly blingee enhanced one with deal with it sunglasses and a blunt and mountain dew (aka “gamer fuel”) and whatnot? it’s attempting to be silly and fun, and i have no idea how it can be “creepy” as much as it is “stupid”

so yeah TLDR = i’m guessing that you used “creepy” as clickbait cuz you’re trying to appeal to that lowest common denominator factor with women by using a versatile word that always carries a damning negative connotation, and like i said, if you’re gonna word police me and start telling me that (even tho i don’t use it) bossy is off the table, well then oooh la la let’s also give up “creepy” and take something away that’s branded countless boys/men as inherently negative with a twinge of malevolence (cuz with creepy you’re putting out there that insinuation of danger and whatnot, but like, comeon…. you just gotta understand that as the hunters in terms of going out and seeking to start any sort of relationship guys are going to try some goofy shit, and if you’re aesthetically yeah you’re gonna get more of that shit because of hardwired human instinct and stuff, and yeah… there’s a whole bunch of guys desperate for human contact who are gonna try some unorthadox things for whatever reason (usually in that they have no idea what they’re doing) and you brand them creepy which is putting them in a category with, example, that guy you said NO to go to prom with so on prom night he comes over to your house while you’rre @ prom crying and decides to go jerk off on the side of your house right under your bedroom window. THAT’S CREEPY. i’ll definitely give you that one…. but the weird pudgy boy who stammers when he talks to you cuz he’s so faclempt and nervous cuz he thinks you’re awfully swell but he has no idea how to calm his iniquitous sea of nerves and ask you out proper?

brand him creepy, ruin his reputation in many circles…. and that’s real pain. calling a chick bossy isn’t pain. nor is making a goofy picture of CH sommers. maybe the virgin mary thing could be like 2% creepy, but only if you’re super religious and etc.

so yeah i babbled in this comment but i gave you some #realtalk so i look forward to the talking points and narratives to tell me why i’m sooooo wrong =D

teacat1
teacat1
6 years ago

Shut up, Adml.

CHS is unintentionally right about one thing – usually people prone to being told to check their privilege could stand to take a second to stop being offended by that request and check their facts.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Fell asleep in the middle, sorry.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

I read through the part where trolly pulls out the “think of all the poor guys on the spectrum (of whom I do not claim to be one)” and got as far as the point where dude admits that people call him creepy all the time, then I laughed and stopped.

Dude, if people are calling you creepy a lot, you are probably very creepy and need to re-examine the entitlement complex that is leading you to creep behavior.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Quite the teal dear and I mostly skimmed, but this stuck out.

there’s a whole bunch of guys desperate for human contact who are gonna try some unorthadox things for whatever reason (usually in that they have no idea what they’re doing)

Being desperate for human contact is not an excuse for harassment, assault, rape or whatever the fuck you’re trying to excuse here. Nobody is owed physical contact with anyone ever.

I’m not buying that nonsense about not knowing what they’re doing either. Lots of lonely and socially inept people manage not violate someone else. Lots of people who do harass and rape aren’t lonely or inept either. It’s always a conscious choice to harass or rape another person.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

I love how he assumes we all endorsed “ban bossy” which has nothing to do with this post.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

A woman did a thing that annoyed me, therefore all women did that thing. I are the king of logic.

Puddleglum
6 years ago

I love that he used TLDR only halfway through his post.

grumpyoldnurse
grumpyoldnurse
6 years ago

Yo, admiral awesome! Three things:
1) cut the caffeine, mkay?
2) don’t you have a ship to catch?
3) STFU

sparky
sparky
6 years ago

so yeah i babbled in this comment but i gave you some #realtalk so i look forward to the talking points and narratives to tell me why i’m sooooo wrong =D

Says the person who’s whole post is a mishmash of manosphere talking points.

katz
6 years ago

Did that guy use a hashtag in a blog comment?

gelar
gelar
6 years ago

I love that he used TLDR only halfway through his post.

I like the sudden appearance of ‘iniquitous’.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

I initially read that as taquitos, which is what happens when you skim because the deer are much too teal.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

but i hear ‘creepy’ flung around so much that, indeed, i must have been a creepy boy growing up, eh?

Well, Cindy…if the glass slipper fits, then I say WEAR IT.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

When someone has a crowdsourced reputation as a creepster, there is probably some basis there.

you just gotta understand that as the hunters in terms of going out and seeking to start any sort of relationship guys are going to try some goofy shit, and if you’re aesthetically yeah you’re gonna get more of that shit because of hardwired human instinct and stuff, and yeah… there’s a whole bunch of guys desperate for human contact who are gonna try some unorthadox things for whatever reason

Some basis like this, for instance. Why do women “gotta understand” these things about dudes and their desperation, but dudes don’t “gotta understand” that women don’t owe them anything and their “goofy shit” is not excused in any fashion?

Why don’t dudes “gotta understand” that their desire or need for any particular social thing does not somehow entitle them to what they desire? I mean, I’ve run into some selfish children who think that “I want that” is the ultimate trump card that entitles them to whatever “that” may be. That’s not how the world actually works. Children eventually learn better, so what’s trolly’s excuse?

grumpyoldnurse
grumpyoldnurse
6 years ago

I dunno, Policy of Madness. That much logic so neatly condensed might asplode the admiral’s brain.

Also, do NOT click on his nym.

mildlymagnificent
6 years ago

Being desperate for human contact is not an excuse for harassment, assault, rape or whatever the fuck you’re trying to excuse here. Nobody is owed physical contact with anyone ever.

This. Person. Has. A. Computer.

Look up clubs and organisations. Join or volunteer or visit a theatre group, rock climbing class, knitfortheneedy, circus group, choir/band/orchestra, landcare group, cooking class, a pub quiz team or one of the other untold thousands of fun or worthy or interesting activities that have some kind of organisation you can attach yourself to.

Whaddayaknow! Those people have friends, relatives, workmates that you might meet at a bbq, party, dinner. Pretty soon, you’ll have a much wider circle of acquaintance, maybe a couple of friends. More than one of those people will, as people do, think about introducing unattached you to an unattached neighbour/ workmate/ daughter/ granddaughter – even if it’s only because she needs a partner for an event. Going to just a couple of such social events gives you opportunities to meet even more people.

Pretty soon, you can have a fair-sized circle of acquaintance and a satisfactorily filled in social calendar. If that doesn’t work out, find another interesting group and see whether their social circle is more to your taste.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

Something I’ve wondered for a while: do any gay men have this same sense of entitlement to sex (with other men)? If so, is it on the same scale as straight guys feeling entitled to sex with women?

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
6 years ago

Most boys figure out that emulating the creepy d00d from the romcom stuff they watched on the teevee will get them an intervention by the time they are fourteen.
Srsly d00d.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

you just gotta understand that as the hunters in terms of going out and seeking to start any sort of relationship guys are going to try some goofy shit,

Huh. Where I come from, we understand perfectly well that when “hunters” try “goofy shit”, someone usually ends up shooting self in foot.

Case in point, above.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

I love how he assumes we all endorsed “ban bossy” which has nothing to do with this post.

I love how he assumes we just MUST hand over “creepy”. In the “spirit of equality”, of course. D00d, when we GET equality, then we can start talking about the spirit of it. I’m still waiting for the letter and material of equality. >taps foot<

kittehserf
6 years ago

Someone needs to make this *cough* admiral *cough* walk the plank. It might make him STFU.

Tracy
Tracy
6 years ago

@Admiral Awesome thank you. Slogging through your blurge finally made me drowsy enough to get myself to bed. Much appreciated.

grumpyoldnurse
grumpyoldnurse
6 years ago

Sweet dreams, Tracy!

This looks like a job for a pirate, kittehserf!

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

And when creepy dudes stop BEING creepy, then they can pry the word from my cold dead hands.

Also, “faclempt” isn’t a word. Don’t try to speak German unless you’ve learned German, d00d.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Also, if in theory women stopped using the word creepy then we’d just find another word to replace it, if the behavior persisted, and I don’t think our friend here is going to like “harassment”, or “stop that or I’ll file a restraining order” any more palatable.

kittehserf
6 years ago

grumpyoldnurse, it is!

Where’s that dashing captain when he’s needed?

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

grumpyoldnurse,
I clicked on his name. Oh my.

grumpyoldnurse
grumpyoldnurse
6 years ago
grumpyoldnurse
grumpyoldnurse
6 years ago

Sorry, WWTH! I really, really, really meant that as a warning! I was curious, see, and wanted to spare any other silly cats the pain!

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

I’m one of those people who always wants to do what I’m told not to! It’s not like I was traumatized or anything, it just sounds like that porn is racist as hell.

grumpyoldnurse
grumpyoldnurse
6 years ago

You’re braver than me, then! I only got to the bit where I realised what the site was, and thought of my children using this computer and then felt queasy!

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Oh I didn’t click on any of it. I was just judging from the titles.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

I’m now glad that I missed whatever the rest of you are talking about. It’s pretty pictures day, man, I need a day off from the creepy misters.

grumpyoldnurse
grumpyoldnurse
6 years ago

By Bootsy and Maru both! May all your days be creepy mister free!

kittehserf
6 years ago

The Captain definitely looks nauseated there, grumpyoldnurse!

MRAs: making even villainous, murderous pirates sick to the stomach.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Gotta say, Maru isn’t very good at the whole hunting for treats thing, Hana hoovered most of them up while he was still sniffing around.

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

Did he literally link to a porn site?

Yep. Number one sign of a good-faith poster right there. TOP KEK BRO. Why not go all the way and post Goatse? *rolls eyes*

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

There’s always one who hasn’t seen goatse. If you are that one! Don’t google it, just trust me on this.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

I am that one! Surprisingly, I am not tempted.

I did see this, though, and it made me laugh:

https://web.archive.org/web/20141210055604/https://twitter.com/GRIMACHU/status/542359430160187394

kittehserf
6 years ago

Gawd, that dude’s drunk the GG kool-aid by the gallon.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

I have not seen goatse. Hearing about it was good enough for me.

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
6 years ago

They oppose politicization, so there. You absolutely cannot make this shit up.