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PC Gamer - Misogyny & Video Gamers

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. RPGWatch

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    [​IMG]PC gamer has a new article about Anita Sarkeesian being forced out of her house by that small segment of gamers.

    The latest Tropes vs Women in Video Games video continues the analysis of the objectification of non-playable female characters-this time with an eye to exposing common traits of violence against sexualised NPCs. Depressingly, its release prompted a torrent of misogynistic abuse made against creator Anita Sarkeesian, her family and her supporters. In their attempts to prove that sexism in video gaming isn't a problem, Sarkeesian's harassers posted threats that compelled her to alert authorities and leave her home to stay with friends.​
     
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    She made it up, the Kdobbsz account was created the day she recieved the 'threats' only sent tweets to her, followed noone else and dissappeared the same day. She is notorious for lying or presenting misinformation to support her OTT anti male feminist agenda. Ignore her.
     
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    Sadly this attention wh*re is getting more and more attention (which is all she cares for.. and the money she makes with it).
     
  4. Beren

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    Oh for the love of ... she's such a joke.

    By the way, there's an image on the net that I can't post here due to the language of the tweets itself. But ...

    1. A twitter account with only 10 tweets, all of them making the supposed threats. Which can suggest a fake account.

    2. All the tweets are perfectly capitalized, perfect grammar and spelling, and all of them within seconds of each other, and none of them going over the character limit. Which suggests a pre-written script.

    3. The image itself, offered as proof of the threats, is taken a mere 12 seconds after the last tweet.

    Hmmmmm ... anybody smell a rat here?
     
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    It seems to be fashionable or something. Or at least there appear to be other women in the news lately as well that have faked aggression towards their person in order to get attention (for themselves, their game, their agenda).

    Great piece of journalistic work by PC Gamer, by the way. Way to check your story before you publish it.
     
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