your gay friends are all talking shit behind your back 100%
Yeah, you support them all the way.. We’ll most of the way.. We’ll some of the way.. Clearly not as far as marriage.. Cause marriage ain’t for gays.. Or something
You hear so many of these people say, “I have a lot of gay friends but don’t believe in same sex marriage”, but you never hear gay people say “I’ve lots of friends who think it should be illegal for me to marry the person I love”.
So, here’s a PSA for everyone who is against marriage equality, but thinks they have gay friends. You probably don’t. What you have are gay acquaintances who have learned to quietly put up with your bullshit because it’s the path of least resistance and they just don’t have the energy to “My Fair Lady” your ass into being a decent human being.
There are surprising parallels between GamerGatorade and the “fake geek girls” thing. The “gamer” controversy is at its core a conflict between white cishet boys rabidly defending the industry’s status quo because it caters to them, and doing so by bitterly attacking those who enjoy the medium in different ways (indie game fans, hobbyist developers, people who analyse games as art and cultural products), with this latter group containing the largest representation of underprivileged groups who were shut out of the “mainstream”.
I mean, isn’t Zoe Quinn kind of the equivalent of a fanfic author getting recognition for her work? And aren’t the charges of her work not being “real games” incredibly familiar?
On all sides we see men angry that they are having to share cultural influence and dialogue space with others, and reacting in roughly the same way: by saying that everything outside their influence is not real, not authentic, not serious, not deserving. That fans of it aren’t real fans and creators of it not real creators, and any praise it receives is due to corruption, sexual favours, and political concerns.
And with video games they’re getting particularly violent and radical because it’s not working. The media, arbiters of traditional legitimacy, whether for profit or ethics are giving space to these Others. The power structure has betrayed them, they have been unjustly cast from power. They trusted these people to support their policy of dominance. And so they must be punished for their insolence and corruption. These are the “journalism ethics” they are talking about.
feminism never made me hate men but the reaction to feminism sure as shit did
some men* you literally cannot hate people you’ve never met or even heard of.
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