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A new low: One of Zoe Quinn's harassers was selling rape fanfic about her on Amazon

The "book" as it appeared on Amazon
The “book” as it appeared on Amazon

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Every time you think they can’t go any lower, they go lower. This morning game designer and #GamerGate target Zoe Quinn discovered that someone was selling, er, “erotic fiction” about her on Amazon. Which is to say: a Kindle eBook apparently filled with explicit descriptions of her being gang-raped by five “upset” gamers trying to “teach her a lesson.”

Here’s the author’s blurb for the book:

Zada Quinby is a controversial video game designer who may have stepped the line…

When her latest game offends the nation, five upset players decide to teach her a lesson. This gang of gamers decides to give Zada of piece of their mind, and much more!

Things are about to get incredibly rough when these five men unleash their pent up anger on poor Zada. It’s an experience that she’ll never forget.

As Quinn, a rape survivor, put it:

Apparently I was a character in the “book” as well.

I say apparently because I haven’t read it. Few people have. In the one silver lining to all this: Amazon took it down shortly after a reporter for Raw Story called them to ask about it. But you can see an archived version of the page here.

Unfortunately, not everyone on Twitter thought the book was a bad thing. Here’s how one terrible person responded when #GamerGate opponent Ian Miles Cheong posted about the book being on Amazon.

@MilesVork has complained that this tweet was taken out of context, but that is the entirety of the exchange, and he has since refused to apologize for it. He also, for what it’s worth, claims not to be a #GamerGater, though if you scroll back through his tweets you will see a number of nasty attacks on another of #GamerGate’s main targets, whom he describes as an “absolute cumbucket” and “a bigger bucket of crazy than all the stupidity in GG combined.”

When @PixieJenni posted a screenshot of the above exchange on Twitter, this conversation ensued. Some highlights:

    Paul Wood ‏@SuperRetroid · 2h2 hours ago     @DiehardDante @PixieJenni Would you be fine with someone writing rapefic about your mother or other significant woman in your life?     0 replies 0 retweets 0 favorites     Zadok Allen ‏@DiehardDante · 11m11 minutes ago     @SuperRetroid @PixieJenni I'd be confused as to what they did to warrant it     0 replies 0 retweets 0 favorites     Jenni Goodchild ‏@PixieJenni · 9m9 minutes ago     @DiehardDante @SuperRetroid Sorry - are you implying there are certain situations were it's justified?     0 replies 0 retweets 0 favorites  Zadok Allen ‏@DiehardDante @PixieJenni @SuperRetroid What makes Zoe Quinn so sacred and untouchable? Hell if anything the reaction shows that this is NEEDED.

I think it’s safe to say that @DieHardDante is a #GamerGater, if his dozens if not hundreds of Tweets on the subject are any indication. He also seems to think  anti-Semitic cartoons are hilarious.

There is no bottom to this barrel.

H/T — r/GamerGhazi for some of the links above; thanks as well to those who alerted me to this on Twitter

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fruitloopsie
fruitloopsie
6 years ago

Bina
They want a medal for everything that they do including wiping their butts as what Roosh the Doosh said in his other post

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Actually I think my favorite was the bit about being forced by this cruel misandrist world to trim his nose hair.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

And put on deodorant! Oppressive misandry! A man’s boogers are SACRED!

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

So lets go down the list, hmm?

1) Solar light–“Man may work from sun to sun, but women’s work is never done”. This helps anybody who has to work in the dark, including male students. Women may be more affected, but that is because men didn’t have to work in the dark as much. DO NOT FUCKING COMPLAIN ABOUT THIS.

2) Solar oven–yes, women are more likely to be cooking, but they are suffering from it to feed the men in their lives. MRAs wouldn’t complain about a technological leap in a male-dominated field, would they?

3) Gardens to prevent children’s malnutrition…. Do I really need to explain this?

4) Periods suck ass. Also, when women don’t have access to sanitary pads, they can’t work to support their family, and they are likely to develop fertility-harming infections. How is any of that good for anyone?

5) The birth device saves mothers and also babies–50% of whom are male. Also, most birth complications are more fatal for the babies than the mothers. Also, MEN GENERALLY DON’T LIKE SEEING THEIR WIVES DIE YOU SELF ABSORBED ASSHOLES.

6) This is to prevent women–who already have HIV–from passing it one to their children. Do not fucking complain about this, assholes.

7) Hollaback–allows women to document and hopefully avoid street harassment. Okay, this doesn’t really help men much, but it is awesome. Suck it up, assholes.

8) Anti-harassment and anti-sexism mobile game–this is awesome. I am glad I heard about this. Go step on a lego if you don’t like this.

9) Tools to prevent infections at childbirth. See number five. Keep seeing number five. See number five until it bleeds into your brain.

10) Water roller–both women and children use this, and women are only more effected than men because women got stuck with the shit work that doesn’t pay. Also more clean water = more good for everyone.

11) Malaria is equal-opportunity. DO I NEED TO FUCKING EXPLAIN THIS SHIT.

12/13) IUDs. If you don’t think women deserve birth control, swan dive into a lego pool. Also, when women have fewer children, they ones they have grow up healthier and better educated. INCLUDING THE BOYS, YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES.

So on my final count: 1 is 100% equal, 3 only affect women more because of pre-existing labor disparities, 2 mostly benefit children, 2 help in childbirth and will help loads and loads of newborn boys, 2 are about sexual health with roundabout benefits for men and children, and 2 directly address sexual harassment and discrimination.

And this is what you rage about?

If anything, MRAs should be pissed that inventions that primarily benefit children (the HIV-med one, malnutrition) are considered women’s business, but no.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago

Wasn’t there that meme that tried to illustrate how hard it was for dudes to look nice for dates, so they listed about ten different things that mostly fell under basic hygiene for the man, and listed something like “don’t be too overweight” for the woman? They’ve got a pretty warped sense of the general standards people and society have.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

More communist Christmas Carols (from my hands-down favorite Christmas album to boot).

And if you feel like crying like a baby:

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

Building better ovens? That’s terrible, that is. Shouldn’t be allowed. Please ignore the fact that the only reason this “doesn’t benefit men” is that the men in question are too damn lazy to cook.

This. But other MRAs are whining that the video is sexist because by saying that the ovens will benefit women it’s suggesting that men don’t cook. Or that it’s sexist by failing to mention how the inventions will help men as well blah blah blah. Absolutely none of these toddlers have any knowledge of patriarchal culture in developing countries, or the fact that in the third world women do 100% of childcare, housework and most of the water fetching.

Nope, the conversation has to be about men always, else NO FAIR.

GrumpyOldMan
6 years ago

“And put on deodorant! Oppressive misandry!”
Well, you could argue that natural human smells like those of armpits are only offensive because we have been trained to think they are to benefit the cosmetics industry. But brushing teeth is clearly a necessity — recall the discussion about oral health issues we had a few days ago. And as to wiping one’s butt …. I suggest that someone send Roosh a box of corn cobs so he can learn an appreciation for toilet tissue.

grumpyoldnurse
grumpyoldnurse
6 years ago

Failing to properly wipe one’s butt can result in nasty infections, which may require surgical intervention if left untreated long enough. (please, God, let no one ask me how I know this)

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

Kirby: I don’t know bout the meme, but I know it was the theme of Rooshie’s tantrum about having to not look and smell like shit if he wants to get laid.

kittehserf
kittehserf
6 years ago

“MEN COOKING — Because ARE women aren’t doing it anymore.”

I’ve defintely been reading too much pirate stuff lately. I ‘heard’ that as “Because ARRRR women aren’t doing it anymore.”

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

@ grumpyoldnurse–I am just hoping it was in the context of your job.

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

Grumpy: I’m going to assume it’s because you’re a nurse and then leave it at that.

grumpyoldnurse
grumpyoldnurse
6 years ago

Yes, a professional horror rather than a personal one.

GrumpyOldMan
6 years ago

Because your’re a nurse and so you get to know everything that everyone else doesn’t want to know …

GrumpyOldMan
6 years ago

I was just thinking: if Roosh got a nasty infection in his rear, wouldn’t that make him a more balanced person?

kittehserf
kittehserf
6 years ago

::snicker::

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

He can’t wipe his butt because then he’d have to start washing his hair too. He’s just trying to maintain a consistent appearance.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

Or a consistent malodor.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Between Roosh and the skidmarks YouTube rant guy I really have to wonder what the connection between misogyny and refusal to wipe your own ass properly is.

Zolnier
6 years ago

I’m pretty sure my dad would be put out if Mum started doing all the cooking.

kittehserf
kittehserf
6 years ago

Not to mention the connection between “Why should I have to wipe my arse?” and “Waaah those sluttyfrigidwhoreswon’tfuckme!”

GrumpyOldMan
6 years ago

@Cassandrakitty: Refusal to come to terms with reality? As in , there are some things you just gotta live with.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

A belief that there should always be a woman to do things for you, maybe. Mum wipes your bum, your wife does your laundry…

Michelle C Young
6 years ago

You know what? Even if the men in these developing countries never cook, the solar oven still benefits them, because they, as a family, can save so darned much on fuel. That means that the man’s hard-earned money can go to other important things, like that Ferrari he needs for his mid-life crisis.

That’s right! Woman! Cook that meal with the solar power, so I can have my fine set of new wheels, and pick up some younger babe!

See? Even an MRA/PUA can totally get behind THAT benefit for men.

Michelle C Young
6 years ago

Oh, yeah, and making birth control more accessible for women, especially the IUD variety, means the men don’t have to worry about if their partner was irresponsible and forgot to take her pill that day, and he won’t have to worry about having to support any unwanted babies, right?

And the light thing? The video specifically said that this problem affected men (in fact it affected the male who came up with the solution), but that is severely disproportionately affected women, which is why they included it in the “for women” listing. Yet, all the men in the same room will benefit! How is this misandrist?

Help save the lives of babies and young children by assisting with birth, or by assisting with the caretakers (mostly women) giving them their medications? Well, you know fully half of those babies are MALE!

Nutrition – Yes, the women are the ones doing the cooking, but I guarantee you that males are doing a whole lot of that eating.

Therefore, helping the women with their specific, direct problems really helps everyone, indirectly.

HOW IS THIS A BAD THING?

I can’t believe those comments. Why did I read the comments?

Michelle C Young
6 years ago

Snicker – “a more balanced person.”

Oh, and on the topic of butt-wiping, can I just say that I am tired of reading/hearing people saying really obnoxious stuff like “fat people can’t wipe their own butts.”

Ummmm, yeah, we really can the vast majority of the time. It is incredibly rare to be so fat that the fat, itself, is what prevents you from wiping your own butt.

Flexibility, on the other hand, can be a problem. Injuries can be a problem. These are both issues that can be problems for people of ALL sizes.

Someone who is fat is not necessarily going to be smelly or unhygienic, with dingleberries and fungus growing in their rolls of fat. Because, amazingly, fat people tend to wash themselves with the same frequency as thin people.

Granted, the rolls give more places for fungus/bacteria, etc to grow. But it is by no means a given that we’ll just leave it alone to become a breeding ground.

Also, I have recently learned that some people are simply more prone to bacterial infections, and guess what? Their skin is the same, regardless of weight. The sensitivity of the skin, and their immune system is not based on their size.

Yet, fat people get judged as being “too fat to wipe their own butts,” and “so fat that they grow *stuff* on their skin.”

Meanwhile, the (thin) MRA twit actually complains that he is *expected* to wipe his own butt, or deal with the smelly bacteria that tends to grow in underarms.

Not on topic, I know. Sorry, but I just had to say it.

Michelle C Young
6 years ago

Wow. I really got on the Fat Activist bandwagon tonight, didn’t I? Huh. I wonder what sparked that.

Sorry about that.

Well, off to bed. Goodnight, all.

GrumpyOldMan
6 years ago

As small children, we want what we want when we want it. As we mature, we learn that quite often things we want can be had only with a substantial amount of effort, and some can’t be had at all. When I hear Roosh complain about having to wipe his butt or misogynists complain about women not putting out for them, I hear the voice of a small child: “Why do I have to wipe my bottom, Mommy”, “I want that toy [woman] — I want it [her] right now”. It’s not being able to understand that just because you want something the world isn’t necessarily going to give it to you, particularly not right this instant. Talk about arrested development.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

When they demand sex they sound like kids at the supermarket checkout throwing a tantrum because mom won’t let them have a mars bar. Not exactly libido-enhancing for the women on the receiving end, that.

kittehserf
kittehserf
6 years ago

That’s it, isn’t it – not only the arrested development tantrum-wise, but the whole inability (refusal, rather) to see the fucktoy they want as a living, breathing human being.

jo
jo
6 years ago

I wonder if they also feel entitled to and demand close friendships with other men and then yell slurs at them if they get acquaintance-zoned.

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

That’s right! Woman! Cook that meal with the solar power, so I can have my fine set of new wheels, and pick up some younger babe!

This has more truth than you think. In some developing countries while the wife is 100% in charge of childcare and housework the husband is 100% in charge of the money (even if some of that money has been earned by her, yes it’s that fucked up). It’s not uncommon for the men to buy alcohol and luxuries for themselves (including prostitutes, way to help with the AIDS crisis) while leaving little for their families to live on.

Actually, similar shit happened in 1930s Britain as well, it’s why Child Tax Credit was created and given only to mothers.

Kootiepatra
6 years ago

I don’t suppose the YouTube commenters will be placated if we go over there and clarify: “It’s okay dudes—you are totally free to go buy some economical, locally-made maxi pads from the entrepreneurs running those machines. You can even wear them if you want equality so much.”

Buttercup Q. Skullpants

The not wiping the butt thing also seems like an extra way they want to be able to degrade their sex partners. It’s all about defiling virgins and diminishing their SMV, and making sure that the sex is as nasty as possible for the girl. If Roosh is able to “persuade” (force) an HB10 to accept his penis despite it being located next door to a toxic sewage non-treatment plant, it means he’s super duper alpha. There’s a lot of erotica to that effect, where pure young girls are forced to perform sex acts on disgusting, filthy, smelly men.

But mainly he’s just a lazy douchehose who thinks hygiene is for chicks.

kittehserf
kittehserf
6 years ago

A douchehose sounds like exactly what Roosh needs.

Or a firehose, garden hose, possibly.

{I edited that ‘cos of nasty non-creep association I just thought of after hitting post.}

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

Buttercup: Believing that the more you ‘defile’ a woman the more alpha you are is toxic masculinity at its worst. Seriously, nobody should be basing their self esteem on how much you can traumatise others. It’s sick.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants

Also a lot of hazmat suits and a secure lead-lined landfill.

Maybe he has a point – his personal hygiene actually IS harder than the average person’s, because he’s such a revolting biohazard. His beliefs literally ooze from his pores.

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

how much *they can traumatise others.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants

@sunnysombrera – yes, yes, and yes. It’s a deeply broken sexuality that’s not only actively harmful, it’s evil. Even the conservative Christian “family values” crowd looks down on them. Under the traditional gender relations contract, men are supposed to protect and provide for women, and these sorry excuses for men can’t even do that. They’re doing the exact opposite of protecting women, all the while whining about how oppressive their end of the bargain is.

Anybody who gets off on harming other people belongs behind bars, or in intensive therapy with close monitoring. Their right to their “sacred nut” < women's emotional and physical well-being.

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

Buttercup: true. But even in the darkest corners of Christian fundamentalism there are some who turn a blind eye to wife abuse and/or commit it themselves, while preaching about how hard it is for men because they have to take charge and be in control of everything. Misogynists’ “white mans burden”, basically.

Honeybunches, having a tyrannical stranglehold on your family is not a “divinely imparted responsibility”, it’s a choice you made out of your own corruption. Shut the fuck up.

Cyberwulf
Cyberwulf
6 years ago

Man I definitely want to write that novel about the female serial killer who preys on men now, if only to see GGers and their ilk shriek with rage about the awful misandry.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants

@sunnysombrera Isn’t it interesting how all these “divinely imparted” rules just happen to coincide exactly with asshole authoritarian men’s sexual desires?

Because the omnipotent creator and overseer of the cosmos is very, very, VERY concerned about boners.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Cyberwulf,
It’s not exactly a serial killer story, but there’s an Italian horror series called “Men Rapist.” I’ve only seen the first one so far, but it appears to be about a demon that’s controlled by a woman. The demon rapes men who are rapists. I’m actually surprised that the MRAs haven’t discovered it and whined about it yet. It’s got misandry galore! But they’re probably too lazy to read subtitles. So maybe it isn’t such a surprise.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

The not wiping the butt thing also seems like an extra way they want to be able to degrade their sex partners. It’s all about defiling virgins and diminishing their SMV, and making sure that the sex is as nasty as possible for the girl. If Roosh is able to “persuade” (force) an HB10 to accept his penis despite it being located next door to a toxic sewage non-treatment plant, it means he’s super duper alpha. There’s a lot of erotica to that effect, where pure young girls are forced to perform sex acts on disgusting, filthy, smelly men.

Eurgh. All the more reason why these guys deserve never to get any sex at all. EVER.

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

I don’t trust a pastor whose idea of God’s will sounds very similar to his own.

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

Oops that was aimed at Buttercup.

emilygoddess - MOD
emilygoddess - MOD
6 years ago

Cyberwulf, there’s a movie where Christina Ricci plays a serial killer who exclusively targets sexist men. She even gets to live happily ever after (albeit with a man)! So misandry.

Shaenon
6 years ago

Cowards can actually be very dangerous, since they’ll always pick on someone weaker than themselves.

Almost all of GG’s targets are young women working in small indie fields: in other words, people who are unlikely to have the power, money, or connections to fight back. The older, more established women on their hit list have a history of being harassed by other Internet cesspools, so GGers know they can summon backup. A lot of their targets (including their most notable male target, Phil Fish) are known to suffer from depression or other mental illness. Quite a few are gay or trans.

They don’t go after the many celebrities who have criticized and mocked them. They don’t go after NFL players who cuss them out. They did dox Felicia Day, which I think was them getting bold enough to think they could terrorize any woman; once they realized it could get them in real trouble, they ran. And of course their concern for ethics in the gaming industry doesn’t extend to big companies; instead they focus on grinding Kickstarter-backed indie developers into dust.

Cowards can be very dangerous to the people they think they can get away with hurting.

GrumpyOldMan
6 years ago

“I don’t trust a pastor whose idea of God’s will sounds very similar to his own.”

Good luck finding a pastor you DO trust, then. Apparently it takes balls (pun intended) to believe that you know what god wants and it happens to be just exactly what you want. “God wants me to have the primary power” is a fairly transparent belief.