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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Lie Heard Around the World #GamerGate #NotYourShield

The more people see this, the better. Not that a lot of people will see it here, but any amount is good. I'm really disappointed in MSNBC.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

How TO remove a zip tie!

Here's the previous version of this, a joke video titled how NOT to remove a zip tie.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I'm on board with #GamerGate

What a few weeks it's been, if you've been following the big kerfuffle surrounding gaming journalism, or the lack thereof. I'm not going to write a huge article describing GamerGate to you, as it's been done already and I'm not the best at doing that. Basically GamerGate is about Gamers being sick of gaming "journalists" being rotten and we're also sick of being labeled as mysogynyst or anti-woman. If you want get caught up on the issue, here are a few good links for you.

This infographic is a nice summary for those new to the issue.

Here's a great article on the subject as well.

InternetAristocrat's videos do a good job of covering things as they happen.

I'm usually retweeting interesting things on the issue, so you can follow me on Twitter to see that stuff.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

So hyped for Legend of Korra season 4.

One of my absolute favorite TV shows is The Legend of Korra. It's getting a fourth, and final, season soon. Here's the new trailer:

If you haven't seen this show yet, I highly recommend you do so. The first series, The Last Airbender, is also excellent.

Monday, September 22, 2014

I hate feminism.

Despite what you might think after reading the title of this post, no, I don't hate women. I don't think women deserve any less than anyone else. I think everyone is equal and deserves equal rights. I support equal pay for equal work, all that good stuff. So why, then, do I hate feminism?

Feminism, to me, has always seemed angry, militant. I understand that there are things to be genuinely angry about, real sexism/racism/etc that exists in the world, but feminism takes it too far. Any imagined discrimination, any small oversight, any small injustice, no matter how slight, real or imagined, is treated as an affront to humanity itself and attacked as such. Logic and reason be damned. "If you're not a feminist, you're a bigot" I've heard.

It's been on my mind lately mostly due to "GamerGate." If you haven't heard of that, I won't go into much detail here but this guy and his videos can bring you up to speed. That, plus a lot of other stuff like this has really soured me on the idea, not that I was a big fan of feminism before. When I hear feminists bitching about things like video games, it reminds me of the boy who cried wolf. Everyone has heard that story, but some people don't act like they have.

When you complain about something that isn't real often enough, people won't listen when you complain about a REAL injustice or REAL discrimination. Bitching about Samus in heels in the new Smash Bros game (even though that would be the ideal way to add rockets to boots) is just one example. Is that oppressing women? Really That's the great injustice that women face in society? I kind of feel like a woman who can kick ass in heels is MORE badass, not less. Maybe I'm just weird that way. All the female members of my family agree with me on this, so maybe we're all a bunch of weirdos.

But that's just one example of many. It confuses me. I don't know what feminism started as, but I can see what it seems to be right now. Feminism feels like what PETA is to animal rights. An extremist movement. Now, you might be saying "not all feminists are like that" and yes, I agree. There are exceptions to every rule. But why do you call yourself a feminist? What is that word really doing for you, other than making you part of a group that seems to be growing less logical and more extreme all the time? Does that really reflect how you feel? Is that something you really want to be a part of? Why do we need a term for someone who believes that all people are equal regardless or race, sex or orientation? Why can't we just call those people "sane?"

I don't know. All I know is that I'm sick of hearing from all these extreme feminists lately. I'll always believe in equal rights for men/women/etc but I'll NEVER be a "feminist."