Skip to content

GamerGate

October 17, 2014

I’m getting sick, as in downright one-man-pandemic style, of hearing the phrase “Two Way Street” used to defend not only sexist attitudes, but vicious attacks against women.   Instead of rehashing the whole story (which can be found here), I’ll handle the so-called rebuttals I’ve come across in various forms.

-If you say “What they did was terrible, but” and spend more time writing the “but”, you’re part of the problem.

-If part of the “but” focuses on the female gamer who slept with the male journalist instead of the male journalist who slept with the female gamer, you’re part of the problem.

-If you think the “angry young gamers” concerns need to be addressed despite their vicious behavior, you’re part of the problem.

Someone threatened a woman with rape and death and drove her from her house.  You don’t get to put that aside while you deal with “why” the attacker made those threats.   If you try do to that, it shows where your priorities are.

“But–”

No, stop.

“But–”

Shut up.

“But–”

*smack smack smack*.  A man (or men) threatened a woman with rape and death.  Are we clear?  Good.  Are we done?  Good.  Can we bring them to justice now, please?

Advertisements

From → Uncategorized

One Comment
  1. Helen permalink

    Well said.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: