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Monday, November 24, 2014

New to #GamerGate? Check this out.

Before I get started, I wanted to add something up top. The #GamerGate community has been, by a large margin, the best online community I've ever been a part of. These are some of the nicest, funniest, bravest people I've ever known. The community is also the most diverse group of people I've ever spoken to. There are many men, woman, people of every shade and hue, orientation and location around the world.

If anyone has told you that this is a hate group targeting women, they have lied to you. Either intentionally or through ignorance, they have steered you wrong. This is an amazing group of people and I'm honored to be among them every single day. I hope that you get the chance to see this as well. Okay, end rant, begin post...

I wanted to make a post for anyone who might either be new to #GamerGate or who has heard (probably incorrect) things about it in the media. Here are a few videos that should catch you up.

Not much time? Check this out. #GamerGate in 60 seconds.
This is a very good, very quick summary of the #GamerGate movement/revolt. If you see nothing else, watch this.

HuffPost Live: 3 Strong Women Of #GamerGate Fight Back!
Three awesome ladies (two of which support #GamerGate, one who's neutral) go on the Huffington Post Live stream to try and set the record straight.

What critics of GamerGate get wrong
From the always awesome Christina Hoff Sommors, a prominent feminist, a look at what the media has gotten wrong about #GamerGate.

I was going to compile some interesting reading here, but I think the GamerGate wiki page does a much better job. So go check that out if you want to learn more.

Have any questions or concerns? Head over to Twitter and use the #GamerGate hashtag and ask. There are plenty of people who would love to help you out by answering any questions that you might have.

Monday, November 17, 2014

I'm pissed off. #GamerGate

So if you've even so much as GLANCED at my Twitter feed in the passed few months, you're well aware that I'm a supporter of #GamerGate. A consumer revolt that's gotten sick and tired of journalistic corruption and influence by radical individuals in said journalism. That's all it's about now and that's all it's EVER been about. As a group we've tried to do as much good as we could. We've reported people sending threats and harassing others to Twitter and even the FBI. We've donated a lot of money to charity including one created to help get more women in the video game industry.

Despite that fact, me and my fellow #GamerGate supporters have been called sexists. We've been called bigots. We've been called racists. We've been accused of supporting rape. We've been threatened, harassed, doxxed, smeared in the media and even in one recent case, physically assaulted. This is not fucking acceptable.

#GamerGate is the best group of people I've ever interacted with. I've grown to consider some of these people my friends. Maybe that's just a one way thing, maybe none of these people give two shits about me, but that doesn't really matter. I like these people. And when I see them being mistreated, it doesn't feel good. When Margaret Gel was swatted, that was kind of the straw that broke the camels back. Here's a person I've looked up to in this whole thing, someone who has done more to help others than any of these so-called "social justice warriors," someone who has been through enough shit already. I just don't understand it.

I'm a liberal myself. In fact, I'm very liberal. These "social justice warriors" are supposedly quite liberal as well. This doesn't make sense to me. Liberals are supposed to HELP people. Liberals are supposed to be about equality. Liberals are supposed to be for tolerance. NONE of this shit has anything to do with any of that. This is bullying. This is harassment. This is INTOLERANCE for anyone that doesn't agree with you 100%. What's wrong with you people? What made you this way?

But I've realized something. This whole thing has taught me a very important lesson. In the past I've been happy to call myself a "radical" or "extreme" liberal, like a lot of these "SJW" types do. I thought that those things meant "very liberal." But that's not what "extreme" or "radical" liberalism is. When you take something to an extreme or radical level, you don't get MORE of that thing, you get a TWISTED VERSION of that thing. A DARK version of that thing. I still consider myself to be very liberal, but radical? Extreme? No thanks. Not if that will make me like these miserable piles of shit.

That's what you people are, shit. You're all shit. All the SJW's, all the professional victims, all these corrupt journalists wishing for our death and destruction. Feces poured into human clothing, walking around, masquerading as humans. You're scam artists. You've gotten so far up your own asses and your minds are so filled with your delusions that I'm surprised you can even feed yourselves. Nothing you people do is "justice," nothing you do helps ANYONE. And despite the threats and harassment and statements to the effect of people like me who support #GamerGate should be put into ovens and killed, I don't want that for you. In fact, I hope you people live VERY long lives. Just because maybe there's a small chance you'll live long enough to look back and see what miserable fucking assholes you were and feel bad about it.

#GamerGate has made me a better person. I try every day to be a little bit better, just because I don't want to be like you.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Karen Straughan: My talk at KSUM's Male Students in Peril conference.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Win an Amiibo of your choice.

Just a small post here, there's a contest running to win an Amiibo of your choice. Check it out here.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Update, #GamerGate toys for tots.

So I haven't posted here in a while or done anything on Youtube, I thought I would give an update and share something cool. I've been fairly sick for a while and am still recovering from it. I've been pretty active on Twitter with #GamerGate but that's pretty much it. Hopefully sometime in the next week or so I'll get more active with the blog/Youtube stuff. As for now, I've got something I want you to check out.

If you've been following #GamerGate, then hopefully you're aware that we've raised a good bit of money for charity, despite being called a bunch of bigoted/misogynist/racists by the mainstream media. Right now some of us are trying to raise money for Toys for Tots. It's a good cause, so if you want to get in on it, visit the page right here.

That's all for now. Hopefully I'll post more soon. Have a good one and stay awesome.