Do videos like this make an impact?
For some people, it’s all about the harassment of women. Even at so-called “skeptic” conferences, the theme seems to come back, time and again, to the poor women harassed online.
It appears the IGDA came to it’s senses last evening and decided to not use the notorious “block blot” created by one Randi Harper.
I cannot believe that the IGDA is going to implement the Twitter block bot of some 15,000 people. When I read the first tweet about it, I of course thought it must be a mistake. Nope.
I just saw this and had to get it out immediately. Rebecca Watson (for those of you unaware, a rad fem) calling pro-GamerGate women and minorities stupid.
It’s telling is it not?
H/T to @Tasha26 from Twitter!
Russell Brand is a twit.
But then, that’s not really news, is it?
Over the last few months there has been what appears to be an “awakening” of sorts. This awakening has to do with diversity, and the lack thereof. It’s not diversity in the sense of race or gender, but ideological.
There’s a reason that people are less and less likely to trust the news now days. Take this “Breaking News “ headline from the CBC:
Although the tweet was “technically accurate”, it focused on the shooting of the 2 attackers. I wonder, if after 9/11 had there been a headline like this:
“19 Men Die After Hijacking Three Planes” if that may have caused any controversy.
Of course, an hour later, they begin to tell the story:
Why is the media in such a rush to “break” news before they have the story? They all do it, and often, they get the story completely wrong in the beginning. Why not take the extra time before trying to beat your competition? Is being first better than being right?
In these days, it looks like it.
All of the fuss over a scientists shirt worn at a public event has caused an interesting backlash.
In this collection below, notice what these read like if you replace “gamer” or “gamer gate” references with something else:
Think there’d be any outrage? It’s okay because it’s “only gamers”.